Bringing Contracts into the Digital Age

Our intelligent software makes contract review, creation and management easy for legal teams, wherever they work.

Our Story

Summize started with a simple question - how could contracts be made quicker and easier for legal teams?

As a former General Counsel, CEO and Founder Tom Dunlop faced the same issues as many legal teams - contracts are long, complicated, and many of the processes take a lot of time. He believed that there should be an easier and faster way to review, create and manage contracts.
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Tom Dunlop and David Smith at SummizeThe Summize office

Our Company Values

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We make a big impact

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We continuously improve

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We work better together

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We are determined to win

Our Executive Team

Tom Dunlop, Summize CEO
Tom Dunlop
Chief Executive Officer & Founder
As an accomplished commercial and technology lawyer, Tom's experience with reviewing contracts was the catalyst that ledto Summize. Prior to this, he worked as a Global Legal Director for several fast growth technology companies.
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David Smith, Summize CDO
David Smith
Chief Development Officer & Founder
Alongside Tom, Dave founded Summize to meet the need of legal teams everywhere. Before Summize, he worked at AppSense as a Senior Software Engineer and has over 25 years of experience in the IT industry.

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Charles Sharland, Summize Chairman
Charles Sharland
Chairman & Investor
Originally the CEO and Chairman of Vistorm and AppSense, Charlie has significant experience in business growth and development. After successfully selling both companies, Charlie now sits on the boards of Summize and Intechnica.
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Andrew Leaitherland, Summize's Non-Executive Director
Andrew Leaitherland
Non-Executive Director
Andrew is well-known for embracing the use of technology in the delivery of legal services. As former Group CEO of DWF for over 14 years, Andrew has a proven track record as a leader and innovator in the legal sector which will help to drive our future strategic direction.
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Richard Somerfield, Summize CTO
Richard Somerfield
Chief Technology Officer
With experience working in several leadership positions, Rich focuses on bringing new ideas and concepts to market. Before starting at Summize, he lived and worked in Silicon Valley, and holds a number of European and US patents for his innovations.
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Ben Audley, Summize CRO
Ben Audley
Chief Revenue Officer
Ben was previously the Founder and CEO of Purplephish. He also successfully led Avecto's (now BeyondTrust) sales expansion into EMEA and the US, and was an instrumental part of both Purplephish's and Avecto's beneficial acquisitions.
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Gail Hazley, Summize CFO
Gail Hazley
Chief Financial Officer
Gail is a qualified Accountant and an experienced Operations Director, with over 20 years experience in the IT industry. Since leaving AppSense in 2010, she has acted as an advisory CFO for several software companies.
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Jeremy Thompson, Summize Board Advisor
Jeremy Thompson
Investor Director
As an Investment Director at Maven Capital, Jeremy has supported Summize with growth capital. He joined Maven in 2017, having previously worked as a corporate lawyer for Squire Patton Boggs; specialising in private equity, venture capital and acquisitions.
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Zoe Peterkin, Summize's Head of Marketing
Zoe Peterkin
Head of Marketing
With specialised experience in content marketing, Zoe has worked in marketing and research for several years, with a focus on promoting digital innovations and technology. Outside of work, she is an accomplished musician.
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