Aderant Appoints Jairam Padmanabhan as Chief Product Officer

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Aderant Appoints Jairam Padmanabhan as Chief Product Officer

Veteran Technology Product Management Strategist Brings 30+ Years of Experience to Pivotal Role at Global Legal Software Company

February 25, 2021 – ATLANTA Aderant®, a global business management software provider for law firms, today announced it has appointed Jairam Padmanabhan as Chief Product Officer (CPO), a newly created position.  Based at Aderant’s headquarters in Atlanta, Padmanabhan’s primary objective in this role will be to accelerate the company’s worldwide innovation across its entire product suite.

Mr. Padmanabhan is a veteran product management leader with 30+ years of experience in software strategy, marketing, and development. His substantial knowledge of cloud-based, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) technology will infuse Aderant product roadmaps with modern, innovative development priorities.

Throughout his career, Padmanabhan has specialized in creating technology for professional services firms.  This makes him especially well-suited for Aderant’s legal industry focus.  Previously, Padmanabhan was Chief Product Officer at XCM® Solutions, a financial/accounting software company which was recently acquired by Wolters Kluwer.  He has also held executive positions at Sage, Fiserv and Wolters Kluwer.  Padmanabhan holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics from North-Eastern Hill University in India and an MBA from Emory University in Atlanta.

“Aderant is exceedingly pleased to welcome Jairam to our executive team in the new role of Chief Product Officer,” said Deane S. Price, Chief Executive Officer of Aderant.  “Jairam is uniquely qualified to optimize Aderant’s tremendous technology assets to provide greater flexibility, efficiency and effectiveness for our law firm clients.  The COVID-19 pandemic has made software more essential than ever as law firms have adapted to remote work.  Under Jairam’s leadership, Aderant’s product teams will leverage cutting-edge resources so we can continue delivering best-in-class cloud-based and on-premise solutions to our clients.”

“I am thrilled to be at Aderant, an international technology market leader and managing an amazing, collaborative and passionate team,” said Padmanabhan.  “The culture at Aderant is clearly focused on solving clients’ problems with versatile, right-sized and reliable technology solutions. My deep background in professional services technology will allow me to enhance Aderant’s already strong product portfolio.  We will leverage the most state-of-the-art cloud, data analytics, AI and machine learning tools available to make products more intuitive, useful and trustworthy.”

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About Aderant®

Aderant is a global industry leader which provides comprehensive business management software for law firms and other professional services organizations. The company’s popular technology brands include Aderant Expert for practice management, Handshake and Drive for knowledge management, iTimekeep, OCG Live & Thrive for timekeeping and compliance, BillBlast for eBilling, CompuLaw for docketing and calendaring, and Expert Case for legal case management. Aderant operates as a unit of Roper Technologies (NYSE: ROP), a constituent of the S&P 500®, Fortune 500® and the Russell 1000® indices. The company is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, and has several other offices across North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. For more information, visit, email [email protected], or follow the company on Twitter @Aderant or on LinkedIn.

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