Leading automated contract markup technology provider brings on a customer success manager and two senior contract analysts
Arlington, VA – May 13, 2021 – BlackBoiler, the leading provider of automated contract review and markup technology, today announced it has hired two senior contract analysts and a customer success manager to support the company’s rapid growth in 2021 and serve its expanding roster of clients. To keep up with the increase in demand from law firms, corporate legal departments, and alternative legal service providers for its patented technology, BlackBoiler will continue to make additional hires in the coming months.
Pamela Newling, a former contract analyst at Rimini Street, Inc., and Linda Picinich, an accomplished contract and proposal expert, have been hired as senior contract analysts. In addition, customer success professional Ryan Lee has been hired as customer success manager. Combined, the new team members bring decades of experience in contract work and customer support as BlackBoiler enters its next stage of growth.
“We are thrilled to welcome Pam, Linda, and Ryan to the team as we move into our next phase of growth,” said Dan Broderick, CEO, and co-founder of BlackBoiler. “As we continue to dig deeper and deeper into the market, we see a tremendous opportunity to work with and build relationships with every facet of the legal industry. The proven expertise of these three outstanding professionals will ensure our customers get the very best service and support possible.”
Ryan Lee will lead BlackBoiler’s customer success initiatives, drawing upon her experience as a customer success manager for both the Commodities & Energy and Risk & Compliance departments at Refinitiv, a global provider of financial market data and infrastructure. A graduate of Denison University, Lee will help ensure the successful onboarding and ongoing support for BlackBoiler’s customers.
Pamela Newling has over 16 years of experience in paralegal work. She comes to BlackBoiler from Rimini Street, Inc., where she was a contract compliance analyst. Prior to serving in that role, she was a senior paralegal for Antares Capital LP and GE Capital Americas. Pamela received a Bachelor of Arts from Elmhurst College as well as a Paralegal Certificate from North Central College in Naperville Illinois.
Linda Picinich is an accomplished professional with expertise in contract and proposal content generation, strategy, risk assessment, negotiation, and compliance. Before starting at BlackBoiler, she was a senior contract specialist for Canon Solutions America, where she was promoted twice. With extensive marketing and editorial experience, Picinich brings accolades from her former colleagues and certifications in American Contract Law to BlackBoiler’s growing team.
BlackBoiler’s patented technology addresses a global, $35 billion market in which companies spend $26 billion reviewing and negotiating semantically similar contracts, $7 billion of which is verbatim work. BlackBoiler delivers a reduction in review time of up to 70% compared to in-person review. The company’s automated editing technology suggests company-specific revisions to corporate documents to automate the process of contract negotiation—right in Track Changes—just like an attorney would.
In October 2020, BlackBoiler announced it secured $3.2 million in funding from a series of strategic investors, including agreement cloud company DocuSign. BlackBoiler’s client roster includes AmLaw 25 law firms and several organizations within the Fortune 1000, including TE Connectivity, a $14 billion technology manufacturer.
For more information, go to www.blackboiler.com.
Based in Arlington, Virginia, BlackBoiler is a National Science Foundation-backed software company focused on the automation of contract review. The company’s patented automated contract markup tool is designed to work seamlessly with programs users already know how to use: Word and email. Through proprietary techniques, BlackBoiler creates client-specific editing models and leverages these models to markup inbound contracts instantaneously in the Track Changes feature of Microsoft Word. BlackBoiler grows smarter and increases the efficiency of contract review with each additional use.