Ad Coelum Technology Limited, a new legal software business focused on helping make lawyers more productive through enjoyable technology, today announced new appointments to its Board of Directors. Paul Payne joins as CTO. Prior to joining Ad Coelum Technology, Paul held the position of product development manager, leading large teams to success on LexisNexis UK's most strategic software development projects.
Paul's management and leadership experience is backed by a decade of technical experience in roles ranging from Analyst/Programmer to Enterprise Architect, specialising in Microsoft technologies. Having designed, engineered and managed products across the full legal software spectrum (Matter/Case - Visualfiles, PMS, CRM and DMS), Paul has both breadth and depth of legal IT knowledge. He holds an MBA with distinction from Leeds University Business School and a first class honours degree in Information Systems.
Phil Whitehead joins as a Non-Executive Director. Phil is the founder and CEO of Jambu Legal; a consultancy that helps law firms maximise profitability by streamlining processes and highlighting business efficiencies. Prior to Jambu, Phil has headed up the IT function for 3 of the top 100 UK law firms - DWF, Hugh James and Shakespeares and in his time has implemented all of the major systems that enable a law firm to operate in a highly efficient and profitable manner. Phil's experience includes turning around underperforming business processes by working closely and collaboratively with the teams that ultimately benefit from his decade in legal IT.
Darren Atkinson joins as Non-Executive Director. In additional to Ad Coelum Technology, Darren is a serving executive team member at Prisymid Limited helping expand operations on a global basis in a market leading label lifecycle management solution provider to the Life Sciences Industry. Prior to Prisymid, Darren served as CTO at FormScape Software Limited and provided technical and strategic leadership to the group through a market driven product expansion that including raising funding from Venture Partners in Europe and the US. Darren has held a number of directorships in software businesses across UK & Europe, US and South Africa over his career, many of which have delivered solutions into highly regulated sectors requiring sophisticated version control, auditing, workflow and secure document process automation.
Tim Cheadle, CEO, commented “I'm delighted to start building out a highly skilled and complementary team that will be responsible for delivering an exciting new proposition that will change the case & matter management landscape offering easier collaboration with clients, reduced maintenance costs and enhanced mobile and device access.”
Over the coming weeks, the company will be showcasing its new product capability out in the market.
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