Foundation Software Group, developer of the Foundation Experience Management platform that helps firms leverage the collective experience of their professionals, today announced the addition of Cindy Thurston Bare as Vice President of Business Development.
Bare was most recently the Director of Knowledge Management at Orrick, where she led a 186% increase in experience data captured in 2017. Cindy has twenty years of technology experience in large, global law firms. Previously, she led Knowledge Management, marketing technology, and web development for Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.
“Cindy is a well-respected thought leader on knowledge management and marketing technology in the legal industry,” said Nate Fineberg, co-founder and president of Foundation Software Group. “She has been an innovator at Orrick and understands how modern technology solutions help firms achieve growth and enhance client service. We’re proud that 13 Am Law 100 firms have selected Foundation through word of mouth, and with Cindy’s expertise, industry relationships, and credibility, we are well positioned for our next stage of growth.”
“I have worked alongside Foundation over the past two years, and I am thoroughly impressed with the innovative product, smart team, and customer-oriented culture,” said Bare. “To succeed in today’s competitive environment, firms need a robust platform to collect and manage information about the work they do and the lawyers who do the work. Foundation uniquely addresses the challenges firms face in managing experience and expertise. I’m looking forward to offering practical expertise about how the Foundation solution can help firms leverage data for better marketing, pricing, staffing, and knowledge sharing.”
Bare will also develop Foundation’s network of technology partners. Foundation partner Ron Friedmann of Fireman & Company commented, "Fireman & Company works with many large law firms and sees the tremendous need for systematic experience management to drive new business and improve client service. We have been impressed with Foundation and the company's approach to helping law firms effectively solve these challenges. We have known Cindy for many years - she will bring tremendous talent, energy, and insight to the company. We look forward to working with her to expand our existing partnership."
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