Aderant, a global provider of business management software for law firms, has named Josiah Chaves to be vice president of cloud products, a position in which he will be responsible for driving the company’s cloud-first strategy.

A seven-year veteran at Aderant, Chaves was most recently senior director of Expert Sierra, where he was responsible for bringing the cloud-based SaaS deployment of Aderant’s Expert practice management system to market. Since its launch in 2017, Expert Sierra has expanded to where it currently hosts more than 80 law firms on the platform.

In his new position as vice president, Chaves will lead the strategy and development roadmap for Aderant’s suite of cloud-based products, including Expert Sierra for practice management, BillBlast for eBilling, iTimekeep for time entry and billing compliance, and OCG Live to manage client-defined guidelines, Aderant said.

He will also be responsible for identifying and developing new cloud-based product offerings that further enable back-office optimization and front-office efficiencies.

This news comes just two months after Aderant named a new CEO, Chris Cartrett, who succeeded Deane Price, who had been CEO since 2017. The company also made several executive promotions and appointments during 2021, including Raphael Shure as chief operating officer, George Seymour as chief revenue officer, and Jairam Padmanabhan as chief product officer.

“Josiah has been extremely successful while at Aderant helping firms make the move to the cloud and has been invaluable in the development and execution of Aderant’s overall cloud strategy,” said Cartrett. “This move puts our company in a great position to push the industry forward while becoming a stronger partner to our clients.”

Chaves said of the promotion, “Delivering on Aderant’s cloud-first strategy is my number one priority. Enhancing our existing cloud solutions and retrofitting on-premise technology for the cloud will prime Aderant to become the leading cloud technology provider in the legal space.”

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