Email management provider ZERØ has hired time entry guru David Robinson from Intapp as its new vice president of product. This is an interesting hire not least because Robinson will be responsible for spearheading new time capture initiatives and expanding the existing ZERØ product.

Robinson has been involved in developing some of the leading time capture products in the legal marketplace. He was instrumental in the development of Carpe Diem while at ProSoft and then later Sage, which acquired Carpe Diem. Sage in 2010 sold Carpe Diem to Tikit. Robinson has worked on time capture systems at Advanced Productivity Software (APS), where he managed all aspects of the DTE time entry product line, and most recently at Intapp, where he started over 12 years ago as a product manager for the Time Builder time capture product line, before moving on to roles as principal consultant and senior solution consultant for Intapp Time, Intapp Pricing, and Intapp Terms/Compliant Time.

ZERØ captures the time that lawyers spend interacting with client email from their mobile devices; an important capability as lawyers do increasingly more billable work on smartphones and tablets. ZERØ integrates with some of the leading time entry and capture solutions to support more streamlined time capture and entry workflows for users.

“I was immediately drawn to ZERØ because of their customer-centric focus, their unique ability to capture billable client interactions on mobile devices, and their deep expertise in AI and machine learning,” said Robinson. “ZERØ’s development of innovative products is rapidly establishing a new paradigm for law firms and lawyers that optimizes mobility, accountability and efficiency at every level. I look forward to leading ZERØ’s time capture efforts and returning to my entrepreneurial roots.”

“David’s track record bringing industry-leading time capture concepts and products to the marketplace is unmatched,” said Alex Babin, CEO at ZERØ. “A primary focus at ZERØ is using advanced technologies to significantly enhance the existing time entry and capture systems that firms are currently using. I can’t imagine a better candidate for this position, and I can’t wait to start working with him as we continue to solve real problems in law firms with unobtrusive, intuitive products that deliver high-impact, measurable results.”