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Peppermint Technology appoints new CEO and invests in next phase of growth

Peppermint Technology, the market leading Cloud and Microsoft Application Platform for UK legal service providers, has appointed a new CEO as it embarks on its next phase of ambitious growth.

Gary Young, a seasoned CEO with over 30 years industry experience takes up the post on 16th April 2018.

Arlene Adams, Founder and current CEO of Peppermint, who remains on the company’s board said: “With new Microsoft technologies, particularly in Search and Artificial Intelligence (AI), Peppermint has a tremendous opportunity to leverage these new advancements to meet the specific needs of law firms and to materially enhance their performance. Understanding and translating this into a meaningful strategy and product takes a significant investment in time. Fulfilling this strategy is my passion and why I founded Peppermint. I therefore want to ensure I can invest the time I need in our strategy and that means hiring a CEO who can focus on delivering that strategy into an optimal experience for our clients”.

Young joins Peppermint from KCOM Group PLC, where he held several Senior Executive positions, culminating in running the group’s £220 million mid-market and consumer businesses.

On appointment, Young commented “I am truly excited by the opportunity and potential of Peppermint. I am in no doubt that businesses are moving rapidly to the Cloud and they want to embrace modern, industry standard based, Application Platforms such as Microsoft Dynamics. Peppermint is perfectly positioned to help legal firms embrace the immense value that can be found in this approach. All the foundations are firmly in place and I see my role, in the months and years ahead, to ensure we realise this strategy and continue to deliver competitive and tangible benefits to our customers. I have every confidence we can do that, and I can’t wait to get started”.

Peppermint also announced a planned acceleration of product development. The Company will add further headcount to the development and test team to accelerate the current roadmap, which has been largely shaped by direct customer input and customer user groups.