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Meet the team

Peppermint Technology's executive management team has significant expertise and proven success in launching, developing and managing legal technology companies.

Gary Young - Chief Executive Officer

Gary Young

Chief Executive Officer

As CEO, Gary leads Peppermint in the execution of the company's mission to change a market. A business leader with 30 years of experience across a broad range of IT, Software and Communications businesses, in the UK and abroad.

Prior to joining Peppermint, Gary held a number of executive roles in KCOM Group Plc, was CEO of Mettoni Group Ltd, a global communications software business and held senior roles in number of world class organisations including IBM, where he started his career.

Arlene Adams - Founder & Executive Director

Arlene Adams

Founder & Executive Director

Arlene is the Founder & Executive Director of Peppermint Technology, the first new major entrant to the UK legal technology market in over a decade. 

Arlene has held board, leadership and non-executive positions in both global and UK technology companies including IBM, Sun Microsystems, IRIS Legal and OLM Group. Prior to establishing Peppermint Technology, Arlene was Managing Director of IRIS Legal, the UK's largest legal software and forms provider.

Mike Kent - Peppermint Technology CFO

Mike Kent

Chief Finance and Operating Officer

Mike is responsible for the Group's finances and Peppermint's operations including the professional services implementation team, customer support and customer success.

Mike is a Chartered Accountant and has a wealth of finance and commercial experience. Prior to joining Peppermint he was Group CFO of two legal software businesses, BigHand and Tikit and before that was Group CFO of ComputerLand, a provider of IT outsourcing and services.

Mike has been involved in the acquisition of a number of UK and overseas businesses. He was also involved in the successful sale of Tikit to BT and ComputerLand to Capita.

Mike Walker - Peppermint Technology CTO

Mike Walker

Chief Technology Officer

In the newly-created CTO role, Mike leads Peppermint’s product engineering teams, and guides the roadmap and strategy for Peppermint products.

Prior to joining Peppermint, Mike was Global Chief Software Architect at Thomson Reuters Elite, a role he held for the last four years after he joined following the acquisition of FWBS. Mike was a founder of FWBS, and he is renowned as the 'brains' behind the company’s very successful MatterSphere matter management product.

Tony Cox - Chief Sales Officer

Tony Cox

Chief Sales Officer

With over 25 years of experience across a broad spectrum of ITC organisations, Tony leads Peppermint's sales and marketing efforts, creating high quality and trusted long term relationships with our clients.

Prior to joining Peppermint, Tony held a number of senior leadership and advisory roles with technology and software businesses, most recently as Managing Client Principal at KCOM Group PLC, where he was responsible for the one of the world's largest multi-channel Cloud Contact Centre services – supporting 30,000 users from an industry leading platform, enhanced by an eco-system of  innovative partners and applications.

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The Peppermint Difference

Peppermint's Founder & Executive Director Arlene Adams and CTO Mike Walker talk about client centricity and 'becoming the law firm your clients want you to be.'

 

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