Welcome!

News Feed Item

James Odell Joins Elevate Services as Head of Australia and Asia Pacific

Expanding its business in Australia and Asia Pacific, Elevate names James Odell VP and Managing Director for the region

SYDNEY, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Elevate Services, Inc., a global legal services provider serving law firms and corporate legal departments, today announced the appointment of James Odell as VP and Managing Director of Australia and Asia Pacific. Odell joins Elevate from Baker & McKenzie, where he was Chief Operating Officer responsible for South East Asia and Australia. Based in Sydney, Odell will lead Elevate's growing business in Australia and Asia Pacific.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140128/MN53302)

"James brings to Elevate significant experience managing major international law firms across developed and emerging markets," said Mark Redmayne, Vice President of Business Development. "Elevate continues to grow in Australia, including managed document review, contracts support and many other legal services. James' experience leveraging the world's leading captive global service centre enables us to define the gold standard of service for our clients. To my knowledge, no other provider in this market has invested in a board level leader with James' degree of strategic and operational experience."

Whilst at Baker & McKenzie, Odell was responsible for the delivery of all business services functions to the practice. During that period, Baker & McKenzie was recognised for excellence in South East Asia by Chambers, named Law Firm / Legal Advisor Of The Year by the Financial Times and Mergermarket, and named Australia's International Firm Of the Year by ALB. Prior to Baker & McKenzie, Odell served on Linklaters' central Strategy and Planning team, advising the Firm's global executive committee during a period of post-merger consolidation and rapid profitability growth.

 "I'm delighted to join such an experienced team at a time when the legal services market is evolving faster than ever before," said Odell. "For those law firms and general counsel with the vision to do things differently, the opportunities have never been greater. I look forward to partnering closely with Elevate's clients, helping them move ahead of their peers in an increasingly competitive global marketplace."

Liam Brown, Founder and Chairman of Elevate said, "In addition to giving Australian clients access to James' operational experience, this is a key part of our global strategy to expand client service capability. We just launched a new service centre in Phoenix, Arizona, we will soon launch one in the UK, and with James on board we are well positioned to add locations in Manila and elsewhere in Asia Pacific. We are investing where our clients are, and we are committed to the Asia Pacific region."

About Elevate Services, Inc.

Elevate provides law firms and corporate legal departments with practical ways to improve efficiency, quality, and outcomes through consulting, managed services and technology. Elevate was founded in 2011 by Liam Brown, the founder and former President and CEO of Integreon, Inc. For more information, visit elevateservices.com. Follow Elevate on Twitter @ElevateServices and on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/company/elevate-services.

Media Contact: Ron Dappen, Elevate Services, Inc., +1 212 363 0717, [email protected]

News distributed by PR Newswire iReach: https://ireach.prnewswire.com

SOURCE Elevate Services, Inc.

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Amazon has gradually rolled out parts of its IoT offerings in the last year, but these are just the tip of the iceberg. In addition to optimizing their back-end AWS offerings, Amazon is laying the ground work to be a major force in IoT – especially in the connected home and office. Amazon is extending its reach by building on its dominant Cloud IoT platform, its Dash Button strategy, recently announced Replenishment Services, the Echo/Alexa voice recognition control platform, the 6-7 strategic...
"Qosmos has launched L7Viewer, a network traffic analysis tool, so it analyzes all the traffic between the virtual machine and the data center and the virtual machine and the external world," stated Sebastien Synold, Product Line Manager at Qosmos, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Without a clear strategy for cost control and an architecture designed with cloud services in mind, costs and operational performance can quickly get out of control. To avoid multiple architectural redesigns requires extensive thought and planning. Boundary (now part of BMC) launched a new public-facing multi-tenant high resolution monitoring service on Amazon AWS two years ago, facing challenges and learning best practices in the early days of the new service. In his session at 19th Cloud Exp...
Everyone knows that truly innovative companies learn as they go along, pushing boundaries in response to market changes and demands. What's more of a mystery is how to balance innovation on a fresh platform built from scratch with the legacy tech stack, product suite and customers that continue to serve as the business' foundation. In his General Session at 19th Cloud Expo, Michael Chambliss, Head of Engineering at ReadyTalk, discussed why and how ReadyTalk diverted from healthy revenue and mor...
As data explodes in quantity, importance and from new sources, the need for managing and protecting data residing across physical, virtual, and cloud environments grow with it. Managing data includes protecting it, indexing and classifying it for true, long-term management, compliance and E-Discovery. Commvault can ensure this with a single pane of glass solution – whether in a private cloud, a Service Provider delivered public cloud or a hybrid cloud environment – across the heterogeneous enter...
You have great SaaS business app ideas. You want to turn your idea quickly into a functional and engaging proof of concept. You need to be able to modify it to meet customers' needs, and you need to deliver a complete and secure SaaS application. How could you achieve all the above and yet avoid unforeseen IT requirements that add unnecessary cost and complexity? You also want your app to be responsive in any device at any time. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Mark Allen, General Manager of...
Financial Technology has become a topic of intense interest throughout the cloud developer and enterprise IT communities. Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming 20th Cloud Expo at the Javits Center in New York, June 6-8, 2017, will find fresh new content in a new track called FinTech.
"We are a leader in the market space called network visibility solutions - it enables monitoring tools and Big Data analysis to access the data and be able to see the performance," explained Shay Morag, VP of Sales and Marketing at Niagara Networks, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
@DevOpsSummit taking place June 6-8, 2017 at Javits Center, New York City, is co-located with the 20th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo New York Call for Papers is now open.
Keeping pace with advancements in software delivery processes and tooling is taxing even for the most proficient organizations. Point tools, platforms, open source and the increasing adoption of private and public cloud services requires strong engineering rigor - all in the face of developer demands to use the tools of choice. As Agile has settled in as a mainstream practice, now DevOps has emerged as the next wave to improve software delivery speed and output. To make DevOps work, organization...
The 20th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Containers, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportunity. Submit your speaking proposal ...
"We are a modern development application platform and we have a suite of products that allow you to application release automation, we do version control, and we do application life cycle management," explained Flint Brenton, CEO of CollabNet, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Regulatory requirements exist to promote the controlled sharing of information, while protecting the privacy and/or security of the information. Regulations for each type of information have their own set of rules, policies, and guidelines. Cloud Service Providers (CSP) are faced with increasing demand for services at decreasing prices. Demonstrating and maintaining compliance with regulations is a nontrivial task and doing so against numerous sets of regulatory requirements can be daunting task...
Bert Loomis was a visionary. This general session will highlight how Bert Loomis and people like him inspire us to build great things with small inventions. In their general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Harold Hannon, Architect at IBM Bluemix, and Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at Nvidia, discussed the accelerating pace of AI development and how IBM Cloud and NVIDIA are partnering to bring AI capabilities to "every day," on-demand. They also reviewed two "free infrastructure" pr...
"This is specifically designed to accommodate some of the needs for high availability and failover in a network managed system for the major Korean corporations," stated Thomas Masters, Managing Director at InfranicsUSA, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.