Mike Suchsland, a veteran of the legal technology industry and the former president of Thomson Reuters’ legal business, today was named interim CEO of SurePoint, a company that provides practice management, financial and client relationship products for law firms.
Suchsland will serve in the role while the company searches for a permanent CEO. He replaces Tom Obermaier, who had been CEO since 2018.
Suchsland has served on SurePoint’s board since 2018. He is also a venture partner in two firms that have invested heavily in the legal tech sector, The LegalTech Fund and Bridge Venture Fund.
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Suchsland was with Thomson Reuters from 1998 to 2014, progressing through the management ranks to ultimately become president of the legal business, where his accomplishments included the acquisition of Practical Law Company.
“SurePoint is a fast-growing leader in the legal technology field, and my goal is to ensure the team has everything it needs to remain totally focused on serving customers, developing new products and optimizing our existing offerings to best address our clients’ use cases,” Suchsland said in a statement. “SurePoint has an incredibly bright future, and I’m excited to see what comes next.”
Last year, Aquiline Capital Partners took a majority ownership stake in SurePoint, which was founded in 1982 as Rippe & Kingston Systems and rebranded in 2020,
Since then, SurePoint has made two acquisitions of its own, first of ContactEase, client relations management software for law firms, and then of Coyote Analytics, a provider of financial management and business intelligence software for law firms.
The announcement of Suchsland’s appointment did not say why Obermaier left. Suchsland’s statement said, “As a Board, we would like to thank Tom Obermaier for his years of service to the company. We are confident that SurePoint will continue to grow and thrive under new leadership and appreciate the continued support of our valued customers and employees.”