AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DISCO (NYSE:LAW), a leader in AI-powered legal technology, today welcomed two new leaders who will further differentiate DISCO as the company continues to innovate to become the technology that powers legal . Tom Furr joins DISCO as chief marketing officer and Katie DeBord as vice president of product strategy.
Tom Furr, Marketing Director
Tom Furr will be responsible for brand strategy and execution, communications, demand generation, sales enablement, field marketing, digital and performance marketing, creative and communities. Reporting to the Chief Revenue Officer and member of the leadership team, Tom will further strengthen DISCO’s reputation as a technology leader and innovator while establishing legaltech as a fast growing and socially important technology category.
DISCO Chief Revenue Officer Andrew Shimek said: “Our philosophy at DISCO is to build and deliver technology that enables lawyers to actually practice law and, most importantly, to achieve better legal results in a more efficient way through technology. As the industry continues to embrace our vision and embrace our products, I am thrilled to bring a leader and expert in creating brand excellence to the DISCO team. Tom will lead our growth marketing organization as we create new categories in legal technology and further establish DISCO as the technology partner of choice for law firms and legal organizations worldwide.
With a career built on driving large-scale brand transformation, simplifying and organizing product and brand portfolios, and driving category awareness, Tom most recently served as Vice President of brand marketing at MongoDB, where he was responsible for how MongoDB presents itself to the world. Previously, he served as Vice President of Brand at Vonage, where he helped lead the company‘s transformation into a leader in enterprise cloud communications and APIs.
DISCO Marketing Director Tom Furr said:The industry is just beginning to realize the potential of legal technology to transform the practice of law. I am thrilled to join DISCO at a pivotal time in its history to create additional awareness and demand for DISCO’s products and services as the company continues to expand its offerings and global footprint.
Katie DeBord, Vice President, Product Strategy
Reporting to the Chief Product Officer, Katie DeBord will help guide DISCO’s product strategy as the company continues to expand its offerings throughout the litigation lifecycle and into new practice areas. A proven leader in scaling legal practice transformation, she will work closely with clients to make DISCO the partner of choice for legal teams embracing technology to achieve better legal outcomes.
DISCO Product Manager Kevin Smith said:Everything DISCO does is deeply rooted in a unique understanding and appreciation of the craft of legal professionals and how technology can transform the practice of law. Katie’s experience illustrates our philosophy. His insight and leadership will be invaluable to our clients and internal teams as we continue to innovate and differentiate our product offerings and demonstrate how technology delivers better legal outcomes.
Most recently, Katie was Global Chief Innovation Officer at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, where she led the firm’s global interdisciplinary team dedicated to innovation and legal services optimization. She led a team of lawyers, technologists and related professionals to implement new technologies and practice innovations, design point solutions for practice groups and clients, and develop product solutions for clients. She began her legal career at Kirkland & Ellis, LLP as a litigator specializing in complex contract, patent and intellectual property licensing issues, as well as consumer class action defense. Katie is a popular speaker on legal innovation at industry conferences, training venues, podcasts and invitation-only thought leadership events.
Katie DeBord, Vice President of Product Strategy for DISCO, said, “I am passionate about legal innovation and helping legal teams use technology in transformative ways. DISCO has always distinguished itself from other solutions because of its technical excellence, superior features and functionality, and products that align with the way lawyers work. I am excited to join the team to contribute to its product excellence and continue my work in helping the legal industry embrace meaningful change through technology adoption. »
DISCO (NYSE:LAW) provides an artificial intelligence-powered, cloud-native legal solution that simplifies e-discovery, legal document review and case management for corporations, law firms, service providers legal services and governments. Our integrated and scalable solution enables legal departments to easily collect, process and review enterprise data that is relevant or potentially relevant to legal matters. For more information, visit www.csdisco.com.