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Our Leadership Team

Tom Dunlop

Chief Executive Officer & 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.

Tom Dunlop

Chief Executive Officer & Founder

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.

David Smith

Chief Development Officer & Founder

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.

Richard Somerfield

Chief Technology Officer

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.

Ben Audley

Chief Revenue Officer

Laura Butler

VP of Marketing

Laura is a proven specialist at scaling marketing functions to focus on lead generation and thought leadership. Her passion is commercial B2B marketing, having previously led teams in multiple high-growth software companies.

Laura Butler

VP of Marketing

Our Board

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.

Charles Sharland

Chairman & Investor

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.


Gail Hazley

Chief Financial Officer

Jeremy Thompson

Investment 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.

Jeremy Thompson

Investment Director

Laura Sisson

YFM Investment Team

Laura joined Summize's board as part of the YFM investment team in October 2022. She supports the partners in the origination of new growth capital and buyout opportunities, predominantly in the North West.

Laura Sisson

YFM Investment Team

Mike Clarke

YFM Investment Team

Mike joined Summize's board as part of the YFM investment team in October 2022. Mike joined YFM as an Investment Director in 2019 before being promoted to Partner in 2020. Before YFM he spent two years on the investment team at BGF.

Mike Clarke

YFM Investment Team

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