In this episode, I caught up with Agiloft’s new (ish) CEO, Eric Laughlin. He tells me all about the company’s recent $45m investment.
Bootstrapped since its inception in 1990 and profitable, this is the company’s first round of external funding and will be used to accelerate its product development and expand its vertical and geographic market presence.
Eric most recently served as global leader of legal managed services at EY, where he managed the Pangea3 and Riverview Law teams. Prior to EY he was managing director of the corporate segment within Thomson Reuters and used to run Serengeti, which went on to become Legal Tracker.
Like me, he’s not a lawyer; but, unlike me, he’s a super-smart guy who is at the forefront of legal engineering and enterprise transformation.
He sees contracts as the DNA in an organisation – and thinks companies should care about what is deeply coded within them so they understand their risks, but can also benefit more fully from what is contained within them.
He also is passionate about culture and the relationships his teams build with customers. Eric says being relationship-driven and very transparent are cornerstones of any good culture, and definitely Agiloft’s.