Friday, November 30, 2007

Legal Outsourcing Vendor Strengthens Management

Update3: Advantedge Global Services announced getting a CEO and a COO.

Update2: Integron announced the appointment of Ron Friedmann as Senior Vice President, Maketing.

Update: Pangea3 announced addition of Shelly Dalrymple as Vice President and promotion of Lata Setty to Senior Vice President.

Fast growing Legal Outsourcing firm, UnitedLex Corporation, recently strengthed its executive team with the addition of Anup Bhasin as the Chief Operating Officer.

Anup has been associated with the remote processing industry in India since its inception and has an extensive background in operations, corporate finance and international business development with over 12 years of experience managing onshore and offshore operations. Prior to joining UnitedLex, Anup served as the Executive Vice President at IBM Daksh (IBM’s remote processing arm in India) and was the leader for its shared services group responsible for servicing the Company across all locations.

This is another example of executives with operations experience from the BPO sector graduating to higher-end outsourcing sector such as Legal Process Outsourcing. Another key observation about LPO firms of promise is that their management teams tend to be composed of lawyers educated both in India and the west. However, that alone does not seem to be sufficient and hands-on experience in running operations especially in the outsourcing seems to be an indicator of potential success, UnitedLex and Pangea3 are examples of that.