Stu Gooderham, LexisNexis’ respected head of client relations for ERP solution LexisOne, has joined Wilson Legal Solutions as commercial director for EMEA in yet another significant UK hire for the Pennsylvania-headquartered company that recently acquired/merged with London-headquartered BD and CRM consultancy Stanton Allen.
Gooderham joins Lindsay Barthram, Fieldfisher’s former head of business transformation, who joined Wilson in the past month having helped Fieldfisher to oversee the successful rollout of, wait for it, LexisOne. Barthram joined as director of consulting services for EMEA and will notably be evangelising for LexisOne at Wilson. As we noted at the time of Barthram’s hire, the Microsoft Dynamics-based ERP has yet to take off in the market and with the recent decision by Wedlake Bell to back out of its LexisOne selection in favour of Thomson Reuters Elite, has looked on decidedly shaky ground. Fieldfisher, however, have been singing its praises and in December 2017 announced a record H1 revenue performance of £76.8 million, representing growth of 20%, having rolled out LexisOne across its UK, Amsterdam and Silicon Valley offices in June.
Gooderham’s hire by Wilson means he will be reunited with VP of strategy Norm Mullock, who he worked with at business intelligence software company Redwood Analytics. Mullock was a co-founder and chief strategy officer Redwood Analytics, which Gooderham joined as a sales director as it was acquired by Lexis and worked in that role for five years. Aderant acquired Redwood from Lexis in 2014.
Everyone keeping up with the revolving doors of legal tech? Jolly good.
What you need to know is that a) Wilson is making a very significant UK play and has more than doubled its UK presence in the last couple of months; b) led by Mullock, who has returned to his BI roots and is assembling a fairly heavyweight EMEA team, Wilson is making a big BI play; c) Wilson appears to be positioning itself as a LexisOne services partner. Nuff said for now. We’ll bring you an update shortly.