Meet the team at Clarilis

A dedicated senior management team combining experience and expertise in law, business, technology services.

Our board of directors

Richard Haywood
Chairman

Richard is a Corporate lawyer by background and was a Partner at Wragge & Co (now Gowling WLG) for 25 years, serving as Managing Partner of the firm. Richard now acts as a non-exec chair of Clarilis and one other PE-backed tech company. Richard is also Deputy Pro Chancellor of the University of Birmingham.

James Quinn
Co-founder and CEO

James co-founded Clarilis and is our CEO. James is a solicitor and previously practised as a corporate lawyer at Slaughter and May.

Kevin Quinn
Co-founder and CTO

Kevin co-founded Clarilis. He is our CTO and technical architect of the Clarilis system. Prior to forming Clarilis, Kevin was the lead developer on several key projects for GE Power Systems, DHL, FT.com, and a number of banks in the City of London. Kevin has extensive experience of all aspects of the development lifecycle.

John Lillie
Commercial Director

John leads the Clarilis sales team. John has over 30 years’ experience in the software business and has held senior sales and executive positions at IBM Global Services, BMC, and a number of highly successful US West Coast tech start-ups.

Emma Fear
Implementation Director

Emma leads the Clarilis Implementation team. Emma is a solicitor, having previously practiced both corporate and commercial law in private practice and in-house, and has over nine years’ experience in document automation.

Rupesh Patel
Investment Director

Rupesh is an Investment Director and represents Gresham House on the Clarilis board. Rupesh has an impressive track record at both Praesidian Capital and Grant Thornton.

Hugo Lough
Investor Manager

Hugo is an Investment Manager and represents Mercia on the Clarilis board. Previously Hugo was part of the Growth Capital team at finnCap, advising private UK businesses on their funding options.

Richard Underwood
Non-executive Director

Richard joined the board of Clarilis as a non-executive director in 2013. He is a practising solicitor and has over 20 years’ experience as a corporate partner.

Malik Anwar
Non-executive Director

Malik has held senior management positions at leading Singapore firms Oon & Bazul and RHTLaw Taylor Wessing. He has over 20 years’ experience in management and business development with a particular focus on technology services and business strategy.

Mark Redwood
Non-executive Director

Mark has forty years of professional experience in the technology, legal and financial services sectors, including senior roles held in Thomson Reuters. Mark was also previously Chairman of Karnov Group, a Scandinavian legal content provider.

“Clarilis has a collaborative culture and every member of the team, no matter their level of experience, plays a significant role in delivering projects to clients and this attitude allows us to share in Clarilis’ successes collectively.”

James Quinn

Co-founder and CEO

Employee Spotlight

Learn more about the Clarilis Team

Meet Charlotte - Professional Support Lawyer

My role combines project-management, relationship-building and logic-writing. I take overall responsibility for delivery of a project and act as the main point of contact for a client. The majority of my time day-to-day is split between design and testing - designing the online questionnaires, working out drafting permutations and associated logic, and then testing our automations wearing the hat of a lawyer in practice.

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Meet Hannah - Junior Project Manager

In my role I am responsible for helping to scope projects and planning projects to fit around everyone’s workload. I work with the legal and automation teams to ensure projects stay on deadline and within budget. Part of my role involves coordinating across teams to make sure that any changes from our clients are implemented swiftly and accurately.

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Meet Aaron - Head of Automation

I lead the Automation team and I love the fact that my role is so varied. As well as supporting the Automators, I also work closely with the Project Management, Development and Legal teams. My day-to-day involves fielding technical questions, scoping out projects, advising on approaches and overseeing releases to our internal and client facing servers.

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Meet Sarah - Head of People

I’m Head of People at Clarilis so this involves everything relating to the employee lifecycle, such as setting up systems and processes to improve the employee experience and make the company a great place to work. This starts with supporting managers when recruiting, ensuring candidates get a positive experience and feel fully integrated into the company.

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Meet Tom - Information Security Manager

I am the Information Security Manager at Clarilis, primarily charged with maintaining our ISMS as part of our ISO27001 certification along with other information security related tasks.

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