Epiq, the global leader in the legal services industry, announced today that Stephen Cole, a noted expert in legal services consulting, has joined Epiq as senior vice president of sales in the global business transformation practice. Cole brings to Epiq nearly 25 years of experience in legal sales, operations, solutions, and product management.
Epiq currently provides law firms with on-site management and technology solutions. In May of 2019, Epiq announced plans to broaden the range of solutions offered to clients by launching technology-enabled business process outsourcing and transformation solutions to corporate legal departments in the finance, banking, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, and technology verticals.
Cole will lead sales efforts into new global and vertical markets. He is responsible for transformation solutions that provide law firms and corporations a competitive advantage against shifting market demands. By adopting innovative technology, these solutions will result in valuable efficiencies gained in client business models.
“Stephen has demonstrated a great vision for innovation in the legal services market,” said Michelle Deichmeister, president and general manager of global business transformation solutions at Epiq. “I am thrilled to see that same energy and leadership applied to the expansion of our services and solutions at Epiq.”
“Epiq is poised to transform the legal services industry,” said Cole. “Joining Epiq during this time of growth into new markets is exciting. From middle office management to eDiscovery, Epiq offers compelling solutions to clients and uses technology-enabled services as a way to solve complex client challenges.”
Cole most recently served as the director of strategy and legal technology at Mattern & Associates where he led legal business process consulting and cost recovery solutions. Cole has served in numerous leadership roles across the legal services industry and has published several significant writings in industry publications such as Peer to Peer, Legaltech News, and Legal Management Magazine. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in business administration from Georgetown University and a Master of Business Administration from College of William & Mary.
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