Deborah Baron was one of the first people I met when I first started getting involved in US discovery. We did panels together years ago at LegalTech, had long conversations about eDiscovery at dead of night because I was in England and she was in San Francisco, and spent time in bars and restaurants in places as far apart as New York and Barcelona.
Nuix CEO Eddie Sheehy is another whom I have also known for a long time and who has brought Nuix from its early days as a forensics software company to its present position as a leading provider of information and eDiscovery software. I was very pleased when Deborah Baron moved to Nuix early this year to take up a senior marketing role.
It is an considerable pleasure to report that she has now been appointed CEO of Nuix North America.
At the same time, Jim Kent has been appointed Global Head of Nuix Investigations Business alongside his existing role as CEO of NUIX EMEA. Jim Kent is someone else I seem to have known for ever – a feature, I suppose, of an industry which was so small in the UK back then that you couldn’t help coming across everyone in it; things have changed more than a bit since then.
These appointments are part of what Nuix calls “a significant realignment of the company’s resources”. It has created four dedicated business units: Information Governance and eDiscovery; Intelligent Migration; Investigations; Litigation Support. There is a media release here about the appointments and about the reorganisation.
I look forward to giving Deborah a congratulatory kiss at ILTA (though I will probably pass on that when it comes to Jim Kent) and I wish them and Nuix every success with a business restructuring which plays to its many strengths.