Lawyers On Demand, have announced the appointment of their first CIO, Gervais Carlton-Blake.
Gervais has more than 20 years of technology experience ranging from working with start-ups to running globally distributed IT departments for major corporations.
Ken Jagger, Global COO comments “As we continue to explore growth opportunities through geographical expansion and the provision of additional services to our clients, the need for a high level, strategic IT hire has become evident.”
Jagger continues, “Over the last year Gervais has worked closely with the LOD business to design and migrate our systems to a modern, high performing hybrid cloud IT infrastructure. We are delighted that Gervais is now on-board to lead our internal IT programme and importantly, drive tech innovation in our delivery and support to clients.”
Carlton-Blake comments, “I am delighted to have the opportunity to make a contribution to the business at the global level and excited to be working with people who have dominated their market for the last 10 years and have an amazing vision for the next decade. LOD now has offices in 5 countries, with over 600 lawyers and consultants across the globe working for clients in numerous jurisdictions. With ever increasing IT systems complexity the time is right to have a dedicated CIO and I am excited by the challenges this role faces.”
Gervais will concentrate on continuing to improve the existing global infrastructure, looking at best practice IT solutions for CRM, collaboration, document management and workflow tools, as well as continuing to develop external market facing technologies to enhance both the lawyer and client experience.