Summize, the Manchester-based Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) disruptor, has bolstered its senior leadership team with the appointment of new Chief Financial Officer, Rachel Cunliffe.
With 20 years’ experience, Rachel brings a wealth of knowledge to the senior team from previous roles in senior positions at high growth tech businesses, including AppSense and Avecto.
Rachel will be responsible for the finance, compliance and people functions of the business, which includes driving the company’s forecasting, business planning, investment, people and finance strategy.
Summize takes a different approach to solving the contract challenge by focusing on creating a user-friendly experience within existing work tools such as Microsoft Word, Teams and Slack. It’s this approach to usability and adoption that ensures the whole business works better with contracts.
Summize recently announced its expansion to North America with the opening of a new office in Boston, MA and the launch of its US subsidiary, Summize Inc. This expansion comes after Summize reported new ARR growth of 107%, making it the third year in a row of triple digit percentage growth.
Speaking about her appointment, Rachel commented: “It’s such an exciting time to be joining the Summize team. The product is solving a genuine problem for legal professionals, and the technology is truly innovative. I am looking forward to working with the Senior Leadership team and wider business as we execute on the next phase of Summize’s growth.”
Tom Dunlop, CEO at Summize added: “We’ve been fortunate to grow tremendously over the years, and yet when you look at how many in-house legal teams are continuing to struggle with their contracts process, it’s clear we’re just getting started. Rachel has a proven track record of optimising the finance and people engines at high-growth organisations, and I know she will make an immediate impact in our business. She is a fantastic addition to our leadership team, and I’m looking forward to working closely with her as we fuel the growth of the business in the years ahead.”