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Exigent are reshaping the legal industry. From their offices in Kent, they support companies striving for better business results, helping forward-thinking CEOs, CFOs and General Counsels to realize the potential of data locked in contracts and legal documents.
For Exigent, technology is at the forefront. In addition to providing Consulting, Legal Services and Outsourced Legal Administration, they develop highly sophisticated technology solutions that are built on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
Exigent needed an experienced technology leader to look after both internal colleague-facing IT systems, as well as help to bring out the best in the teams developing their client-facing technology solutions.
Exigent’s Global Managing Director, Nicola Stott comments:
‘We were looking to tap into the experience of a successful IT leader who is as comfortable having a discussion on business strategy, as they are discussing IT operations, innovation and digital disruption. Freeman Clarke provided us with the perfect individual, Steve Cairns, to be our CIO. He quickly connected with Exigent’s high-energy culture, international footprint and helped to get colleagues excited about the possibilities of change.’
When Covid-19 hit, Steve was asked to lead one of Exigent’s four ‘Plan Ahead Teams’, tasked with driving initiatives that supported key strategic objectives of speed to revenue, client retention, maintaining colleague productivity in the new dynamic working environment and helping reimagine support functions. He subsequently took on the programme management role for the overall initiative.
‘Our Freeman Clarke CIO brings deep international experience, software development, IT operations, digital strategy, real-world business and proven people leadership skills. He has become a valued member of our leadership team, and more importantly, feels like a core member, rather than an external IT advisor or consultant.’
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