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

Summize is made up of a team of passionate problem solvers, who continuously look for ways to improve and streamline complex processes used by legal teams.
Tom DunlopTom Dunlop

Tom Dunlop

CEO & Founder
As an accomplished commercial and technology lawyer, Tom's experience with reviewing contracts was the catalyst that led to Summize. Prior to this, he worked as a Global Legal Director for several fast-growth technology companies.
Dave SmithDave Smith

Dave Smith

CDO & 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.
Richard SomerfieldRichard Somerfield

Richard Somerfield

CTO
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.
Dan WilliamsDan Williams

Dan Williams

Revenue Director
Bringing a wealth of legal tech SaaS experience, Dan played a pivotal role in LEAP Legal Software's growth from market entry to industry leader. Away from Summize, Dan will turn his hand to any sport, some more successfully than others.
Zoe PeterkinZoe Peterkin

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.
Gail HazleyGail Hazley

Gail Hazley

CFO
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.
Charles SharlandCharles Sharland

Charles Sharland

Chairman
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.
Jeremy ThompsonJeremy Thompson

Jeremy Thompson

Board Advisor
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.
Andrew LeaitherlandAndrew Leaitherland

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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