Legal PMS vendor Aderant has appointed Michael Kohlsdorf as president & CEO. Commenting on his appointment he said “Today's professional services firms face an increasingly competitive business environment marked by global expansion, increasingly demanding clients, and accelerating costs. Aderant will continue to help firms navigate through this dynamic landscape by providing firm executives with a predictive environment they can use to intelligently and profitably react to changing market conditions. My primary objective is to rapidly solidify Aderant's position as the premier provider of integrated business solutions for the professional services industry.”

Prior to joining Aderant, Kohlsdorf was a senior VP at Ikon Office Solutions, a $4.4 billion Fortune 500 provider of document management software solutions. He was responsible for the company's global professional software and services division which generated $2.3 billion in revenues and employed 16,000 professionals.