HOUSTON, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Datacert, Inc., the premier global provider of software solutions for enterprise legal management, announced today that it has appointed Uwe Schneider, an experienced enterprise software executive, as VP and General Manager, EMEA. Datacert also expanded its sales staff in Europe, and opened a new corporate office in Munich, Germany. Strong growth in its EMEA business and the maturing legal and compliance technology market in Europe drove Datacert to expand its investment in the region. This move is designed to accelerate growth of the company's corporate legal, GRC, and big data analytics businesses in Europe.
Schneider brings to Datacert more than 15 years of enterprise software and industry executive leadership experience. Prior to joining Datacert, he held various senior management positions in the legal management, enterprise risk and compliance, supply chain, and procurement markets for companies such as Dyadem, Emptoris, WebMethods, Commerce One, and other enterprise software companies. In doing so, he has gained extensive experience in building large multi-million dollar organizations.
"We're incredibly fortunate to have an executive of such caliber at the helm of our EMEA operations," said Jim Tallman, president and chief executive officer, Datacert. "Uwe's operational leadership, legal industry expertise, and experience in the compliance and risk software industry all position us very well to drive continued growth and market share acquisition across EMEA where Datacert is already the recognized market leader for enterprise legal management. Uwe also brings a passionate client focus to this role, which will greatly benefit our extensive European client base."
Datacert established its operations in Europe in 2005 and the region's contribution to the company's overall revenue has steadily climbed since then, including strong year-over-year new bookings growth of 88% from 2011-2012. This growth, as well as evidence of a maturing legal and compliance technology market in Europe, drove the company to increase its investment and expand operations in the region at this time. The expansion strategy includes an aggressive hiring plan for additional sales, delivery, and customer care staff to support the company's clients across Europe. The first two hires under this plan are as follows:
Christian Glaessel, Regional Sales Director for the DACH region, is based in Datacert's new Munich office. He comes to Datacert from IMTF, an international, privately owned software and application integration company, where he was the Head of BU Compliance and Risk Management. Glaessel brings a strong IT background that includes positions as CIO, Central Europe for State Street, Director of Professional Services, Europe for Misys, and Head of IT for Bankgesellschaft Berlin Investment GmbH.
Marcus de-Layen Vian, Regional Sales Manager for the UK, is based in Datacert's EMEA headquarters in London. He comes to Datacert from Peppermint Technologies, where he was Head of Sales. He brings nearly a decade of legal software and services industry experience, having also held positions that include Legal Sales Executive for IRIS Software, Legal Sales Executive for Tikit, and Sales Consultant for Ochresoft Technology.
Datacert's new office is located at Landsberger Str 302, 80687 Munich.
About Datacert, Inc.
Datacert is a global technology innovator and the premier provider of enterprise legal management software and services that empower corporate legal, compliance, and risk departments and claims organizations to operate more efficiently, support changing business needs and global workforces, and collaborate with external service providers. Datacert's offerings include its patent-pending technology platform, Passport®, solutions to manage legal matters, mitigate risk, and control legal and claims spend, as well as innovative business intelligence offerings for organizations that require advanced legal decision support. Datacert solutions are used by Fortune 500 and Fortune Global 500 corporations, 100 percent of the AmLaw 200, and thousands of legal suppliers around the world. Headquartered in Houston, Texas with offices throughout North America, EMEA, and APAC, Datacert has law firm, vendor, and agent connections in more than 150 countries. Visit http://www.datacert.com for more information and follow us on Twitter for real-time updates http://twitter.com/Datacert.