BusyLamp announces double hire from Ashurst and Lloyds as Eigen brings in new CMO

Two hires worth knowing about this week come from Eigen Technologies and BusyLamp, which continues to scale up in the UK and Europe and has announced a major double hire.

German-headquartered legal spend vendor BusyLamp has hired Rob MacAdam as VP of product and Jo Guy as senior customer success manager. MacAdam was previously head of digital products for EMEA at Ashurst and prior to that at HighQ. He joins the corporate legal spend and matter management software vendor to oversee the development of the newly launched platform solution, Legal.Ops.Space.

In a statement MacAdam said: “BusyLamp has a fantastic reputation in the corporate legal market. It’s an ambitious company with great leadership and an awesome team. In-house legal departments face ever growing challenges, and I’m delighted to be joining BusyLamp as VP of product to help tackle those challenges head on and enable our customers and users to work efficiently, collaboratively and transparently to deliver real value for their organisations.”

Guy was previously with Lloyds Banking Group, where she was part of the legal team that implemented BusyLamp. She has hands-on experience using the legal spend management software, eBilling.Space. Guy will focus on supporting BusyLamp customers in the UK and Ireland.

Guy spoke at procurement conference Buying Legal in 2018 alongside BusyLamp co-founder Michael Tal about how procurement is benefiting from the legal department’s eBilling software. She has spoken at other events about the challenges that the bank faced and how BusyLamp helped improve legal operations.

Commenting on her new role, Guy says: “Having worked with BusyLamp and as a user of its software for five years, the natural next step was working for BusyLamp! From day one, I was impressed by the simplicity and clean look of the system, the can-do attitude and positive energy of all the team, and the roadmap for development. I’m really looking forward to being part of the onward journey.”

Over the last year and despite the pandemic, BusyLamp has recruited seven new people and is continuing to fill several positions in the UK and Europe. Manuel Meder, BusyLamp co-founder and joint CEO says of the new appointments: “We are proud that BusyLamp has attracted two extremely talented individuals. This great start to the year will continue as we look forward to recruiting more than 20 people in 2021.”

See current vacancies at https://www.busylamp.com/careers/

Elsewhere, Eigen has appointed Stephanie Lightman as its new CMO. She joins Eigen’s executive team, to lead the global marketing function from the company’s New York Office. Lightman succeeds Emily Ochoa, who has taken on the role of Eigen’s chief of staff.

Eigen uses natural language processing technology to extract, classify and analyse data from documents. The London and New York-based company says that it has its most successful ever year in 2020 by more than doubling the number of enterprise customers it serves. In October, Eigen announced the appointment of Spyros Karageorgis as its first Chief Financial Officer and Tony Ehrens as its new Chief Revenue Officer.

Lightman most recently led product marketing and portfolio strategy for Limeade, an employee experience company offering software solutions for employee communications, engagement, and well-being. She also has marketing leadership experience with several SaaS companies including Sitrion, where she led the company’s marketing function through to its acquisition by Limeade.

Will we see more hires this year? What is the state of the recruitment market – given that last year voluntary moves were few and far between? Would you be confident moving? Let me know in confidence. Caroline.hill@legalitlexicon.com

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