- Case Studies
Founder & CEO
Lauren Riley is the proud Founder of The Link App. In 2013, as a qualified family law solicitor, she could see the day-to-day problems faced by law firms and their clients alike and set about looking to solve these issues. From this thinking, The Link App was born.
As an entrepreneur, she also draws on her strong business background, with a keen focus on providing excellent customer service, in order to make The Link App what it is. Ultimately, for Lauren, success through achieving her goals is everything. She engages this mindset at all times, whether perfecting our product, working with law firms to achieve the biggest impact on rollout, or being dedicated to her passions outside of the office: fitness, blogging and travel.
Lauren applies the same ethos to all that she does: “It’s only worth doing if it can be done well”.
As the Global Co-Chairman of DLA Piper until April 2016, Sir Nigel is widely acclaimed as the driving force behind their remarkable growth, taking the firm from its UK regional origins to the global business it is today. Sir Nigel’s experience is a valuable asset to our strategy and execution in the legal sector.
Martyn is an experienced CFO who manages this side of our business. Martyn qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1987. He has a background as a manager in corporate reorganisation services at Deloitte and for the last 18 years has been a commercial finance director or officer for several SMEs, including financial reporting roles to three venture capital investors as the finance director of portfolio investment companies.
Tim has 16 years’ development experience in a broad range of industries, but specialises in tech startup web and mobile development. Tim has extensive skills in team leadership, mentoring, integration and systems architecture for the professional services sector. He is the talented individual who ensures our product is brought into reality utilising the latest advancements and highest standards, and that it provides the best possible experience for our users.
Business Development Consultant
Tom is an employment lawyer by profession. For the last 5 years however, he has been working with law firms on operational improvement projects and managing the change that such projects bring about. Tom is particularly interested in how technology can be used to improve legal services from the clients' perspective. His work at The Link App certainly ticks that box.
Tom is excited to be working with The Link App to provide Law Firms with greater efficiency (and a fantastic marketing tool) and clients with a method of communication that they truly value.
Marvin is our Product Manager and is also in charge of our tech support team. His educational background is in Software Engineering and Computer Science. His professional experience had him travelling around the world working as an Applications Engineer for Sony Electronics. He is very passionate about creating robust solutions that provide the best possible experience for the end users.
Michael is a highly analytical and results driven marketer. Before joining the team at The Link App, Michael was the global head of marketing for Hay Group, a global management consulting firm. Prior to that he spent five and a half years as director of international marketing for Kenexa (now part of IBM), a company he joined following its acquisition of UK-based Psychometric Services, Ltd. (PSL). Michael has over 18 years’ experience in professional services, has led global teams and developed go-to-market strategies in countries throughout the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific regions.
Adam is a successful entrepreneur. After training with PwC, he co-founded ProConfirm, a software company connecting banks with audit firms through an online portal. ProConfirm was acquired by a global leader, Confirmation.com, where Adam worked across sales, marketing and product management. Adam is a mentor at Launch22, where he helps early stage businesses with their product and business strategies.
With over 20 years of legal and business experience, both in private practice and commerce, Ruth has worked in and advised a number of startup and growth businesses in the technology and legal sectors, and adds her respected insight to The Link App.
Simon is a highly regarded in the start-up and business world with a hugely impressive history in tech. He was previously the Director of Wayra Europe, Telefonica’s accelerator programme, and has co-founded several start-ups, three of which now have multi-million pound revenues. In 2014 Simon was formally appointed Entrepreneur in Residence for the UK Government, reporting to the Dept for Business, Innovation and Skills. Simon also imparts some very useful business advice via a series of blogs on his website http://tallmanbusiness.com/