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Press release: Legatics appoints former BBC News Head of Software Engineering, Steve Wheeler, as CTO

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LegalTech company Legatics today announced it had appointed Steve Wheeler as CTO.

LONDON, February, 2021

Wheeler brings an abundance of experience as a technology leader having most recently held the position of Head of Software Engineering for BBC News where he was also responsible for leading the BBC World Service and BBC Weather online products. Prior to this he was head of technology at CrowdBnk Ltd during the company’s high growth stages.

Legatics said that Wheeler will lead its efforts with its commitment to delivering a best-in-class transaction management platform. This strategic decision to bring Wheeler’s level of experience to the company is the first in a move to expand the engineering team so Legatics can accelerate feature delivery for its clients.

Speaking on Wheeler’s appointment Legatics CEO Anthony Seale said “Delivery of an exceptional product has always been critical to the success of our business, as well as our customers’ who depend on us every day to deliver their legal work. I’m delighted to have such a brilliant engineer who has had such a prominent career at the BBC leading our technical team.”

“I’m really excited to join the team here at Legatics and it’s great to work with such a smart and engaged group of people,” said Wheeler on his new role. “Their passion for the product, the focus on our users and the vision for how we can help to improve their working practices was immediately clear. I’m looking forward to making sure we can meet and exceed our goals for new features and further smart automation while delighting existing customers and onboarding new ones.”

About Legatics

Legatics is an intuitive, intelligent deal platform that simplifies and automates traditional legal processes. Designed by lawyers to improve legacy working methods and solve practical transactional issues, it increases collaboration, efficiency and transparency. Legatics transforms legal transactions, providing a better deal experience for all parties, and freeing lawyers from unnecessary administrative tasks.