Leeds-based digital transformation agency Calls9 has welcomed two new members to its board of directors.
Paul Smith and David Pearce are well-known figures in the region’s business sector and will be adding their extensive industry experience and leadership to the digital transformation of professional services businesses.
Calls9 is a digital transformation agency changing the way that professional services businesses operate. Working with both startups and established firms, they develop digital platforms that enable new business models, better ways of working and improved customer experiences.
The two new directors have a wealth of experience. Paul Smith is a legal innovator and the former global chairman of international law firm Eversheds Sutherland where he led on the firm’s global client strategy, winning global mandates with companies such as Tyco and DuPont. Paul also led on the firm’s transatlantic merger creating a firm with over $1 billion in revenues.
Paul joins Calls9 as head of professional services and as a non-executive director focussing on growing its enterprise customer portfolio and building its proposition for the professional services sector.
Dr David Pearce is a healthcare and MedTech innovator. As a medical professional, David has unique insight into the way technology can transform outdated modes of working in the medicolegal sector.
He has built multi-million-pound businesses that have transformed this sector. David is a serial entrepreneur having launched, scaled and exited multiple businesses and is a prominent investor in leading UK technology start-ups including Synap and Mina.
David joins Calls9 as Head of Start-ups and as a Non-Executive Director to help grow its portfolio of start-up and scale-up customers.
“We are excited to welcome Paul and David to Calls9. The breadth and depth of experience they bring to the business will enrich our thinking, our strategy and the services we offer to our customers.
“The professional services market is going through radical change and with this level of cross-sector experience in the business we are uniquely positioned to help these businesses use digital to their strategic advantage”, said Calls9 founder & CEO Adam Roney.
“I am delighted to join the Board of Calls9 having worked with Adam for many years. It is an exciting time to be working in the digital transformation space and I am looking forward to helping professional services businesses on their digital transformation journey.” Paul Smith commented.
David Pearce added: “Calls9’s mission to transform traditional business models, enable new ways of working and improve customer experiences reflects my personal and professional values and commitment to make the world a better place using technology. I am delighted to join its Board and look forward to adding my expertise to Calls9’s great work.”