Pilgrim Systems plc has announced new faces and organisational changes to support its growth strategies. In order to build on the 19% annual growth of the last financial year (ended 30th September 2008) the company has made some key appointments.
Colin Kennedy has been appointed Chief Operating Officer. Kennedy joined the company a year ago after leaving LexisNexis Visualfiles where he held the same role. His role touches all areas of the business, but in particular business development and overseeing Pilgrim’s continual drive to refine and improve how Pilgrim delivers successful projects, on time, with maximum ROI and customer satisfaction.
Kennedy will work closely with the sales consulting team which, as of 3rd November, includes Matthew Fiske-Jackson, who Pilgrim describe as “one of the most successful new business sales consultants operating in legal technology circles today”. He was central to Visualfiles’ dynamic growth of 2000 to 2007. Since leaving LexisNexis Visualfiles he has worked with Zylpha, a legal IT consultancy. Pilgrim say that during this period he had an opportunity to fully assess the new shape of the legal technology market since the recent spate of consolidation and is confident that Pilgrim and its LawSoft technology are best placed to cater for the complex technology needs of today’s legal profession.
Pilgrim also welcomes Brian Dudley to the company to head up its Installation Team. Dudley has worked in legal technology circles for many years, most recently as IT director at Gillespie MacAndrew, a 200 people firm in central Edinburgh.

Comment… Is the sub-text here: will the last person to leave LexisNexis Visualfiles please turn out the lights? Company chairman Jim Cummings also told the Insider that Pilgrim has a healthy pipeline for the coming year.