The e-discovery company Relativity said today that Mike Gamson, formerly a senior vice president with LinkedIn, has been named its new chief executive officer, effective July 1, and that founder Andrew Sieja will move to a new role as executive chairman of the company’s board of directors.

Gamson comes to Relativity after 11.5 years at LinkedIn, where he was most recently senior vice president of global solutions. In that role, he led an organization of 5,000 employees across 30 offices worldwide, responsible for functions including sales, customer success, research, insights and operations.

Andrew Sieja

Earlier in his career, he was director of product marketing at Advent Software Inc.

With extensive experience in SaaS products, Gamson has served on Relativity’s advisory board since 2017, working with Sieja to help develop the company’s future strategy and expand its global market.

Going forward, the company said today, Siega and Gamson will work together to help Relativity enhance its e-discovery and digital investigations products for the legal market and enter new markets.

“Working closely with Andrew and the Relativity team over the past two years has given me the unique opportunity to get to know the company’s business and team extremely well,” Gamson said in a statement. “I couldn’t be any more excited for the future of the company and the opportunity I have to help move Relativity ahead to its next phase of growth.”

“Since taking Relativity to market, our ambition has been to build an enduring global software company centered around our platform,” said founder Sieja. “Mike is an exceptional leader with a proven track record who has developed a passion for our platform and its ecosystem, and he truly appreciates its potential.”

Relativity says that its technology is used by more than 180,000 legal professionals and by organizations that include the U.S. Department of Justice, 198 of the Am Law 200, and more than 75 of the Fortune 100.

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