Legal Technology Veteran Dr. Mark Edwards to Head London Office
"Many people in the UK have been underserved by traditional legal services," said Charley Moore, Founder and Executive Chairman of Rocket Lawyer. "Combine that with the current economic recovery and cuts to government legal aid, and it is even more compelling for us to offer an affordable alternative. We're thrilled to have Mark Edwards at the head of our UK service because of his experience and his shared passion for our mission."
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (March 30, 2012) —
Rocket Lawyer™, the fastest growing online legal service, has moved forward in its plan to bring affordable legal help to the UK. As a critical first step, the company is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Mark Edwards, as Corporate Vice President and General Manager of its UK division. Rocket Lawyer is also announcing the opening of its London office and the hiring of key staff who share the company's commitment to making the law more accessible to the British consumer online.
The Rocket Lawyer UK team also includes Imran Shariff, as Head of Operations. Imran joins the team from BSkyB and brings several years of business performance management expertise.
About Mark Edwards, VP and General Manager
With a decade of experience as an innovator and business leader in the UK legal industry, Mark specializes in creating and growing new businesses based on sound market insight and customer need. He sees the team and the people in it as the crucial component for building a successful business.
Prior to joining Rocket Lawyer in 2012, Mark led the legal business development team for LexisNexis UK. There, he managed a cross-functional team, and was responsible for the full lifecycle of product innovation -- from proposition development and business case, through the launch and early sales traction. During his time at LexisNexis UK he built two new product lines.
Previously, Mark was a user experience consultant, working in various industries including telecommunications and health.
Mark has a Computing degree, a masters in User Experience, and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence.
About Rocket Lawyer™
At Rocket Lawyer,
we believe everyone deserves easy and affordable legal services. Since
2008 we've helped over 20 million families and small businesses find the
best solutions to their legal matters -- so they can focus on what
really matters. From free legal documents to discounted rates with outstanding attorneys, we're there to help every step of the way. For more information on Rocket Lawyer, please visit http://www.rocketlawyer.com and follow Rocket Lawyer on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.
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