The legal IT jungle drums have been growing louder over the past week and we can confirm that Kaye Sycamore is indeed returning to Intapp from Peppermint Technology, which she joined less than a year ago.

In May 2016, Peppermint announced that Sycamore, who has over 25 years’ experience in legal tech, was joining as chief sales and marketing officer, in a major coup for one of the newest practice management system providers on the block.

According to Sycamore, who originally hails from Auckland, New Zealand, the short-lived appointment is down to the fact that she misses the more global role at Intapp, where for six years she held the post of regional vice president for EMEA & APAC.

That role was filled in July 2016 by Thomson Reuters heavyweight Chris Turk. However, Sycamore will be charged with undertaking a number of discrete projects with global accounts as her role is formalised.

“We’re delighted and fortunate to welcome Kaye Sycamore back to the Intapp team,” said Don Coleman, Intapp’s COO. “She possesses a unique combination of knowledge, skill and tenacity — all of which will be put to great use as we invest in our continuing growth and commitment to customer success moving forward.”

When asked about the move by Legal IT Insider, Peppermint said: “We will be sad to see Kaye leave Peppermint but understand InTapp have created a unique role for Kaye which will play to all her  strengths and personal ambitions. We wish her every success and know she will be a great ambassador of Peppermint in the market.  In her time at Peppermint Kaye has built some strong foundations for our sales team to build on and that’s exactly what we will do.  In the last 12 months we have had some great new wins and very successful new sites go live. It’s great to be at this stage in the Peppermint journey where our early clients are really unlocking the business value of the Peppermint CX platform. We are helping firms to be the firm their clients want them to be and that will always be our most effective sales voice.”

Update: panic not people, in the February issue of the Orange Rag, out 22 February, we take a detailed look at Peppermint’s track record to date and whether it is delivering on its promises to the market.