Agiloft, the global standard in no-code contract lifecycle management (CLM) software, announced the appointment of John Pechacek as Chief Technology Officer and Laura Richardson as General Counsel in response to rapid company growth and increasing demand for contract management software. With these additions to Agiloft’s executive leadership team, the contract management vendor furthers its commitment to innovation and legal technology expertise to empower customers with automation and optimization of their most complex enterprise contract processes.
Pechacek brings over 30 years of experience in enterprise technology with an emphasis on innovation in configurability, scalability, and security. Prior to Agiloft, Pechacek served as Velocity Solutions’ CTO, which was recognized for its award-winning innovation in SaaS data analytics platforms and applications. Prior to Velocity, he was Vice President of Software Engineering for PayScale, where he led B2B software development and grew the product from $10M to $100M. He also has held other leadership roles in technology and operations at the SAS Institute, IBM, and others. Pechacek succeeds esteemed Agiloft founder and former CTO Colin Earl, who retired in July 2022 and remains active on Agiloft’s Board of Directors.
A long-time champion of legal operations, Laura Richardson brings a wealth of legal technology experience to Agiloft as its new General Counsel. Previously, Richardson served as General Counsel and Senior Counsel within technology companies such as Osso VR and Intel Corporation. She is also a Charter Member of TechGC and a popular speaker—sought out for her expertise in advancing legal departments through technology, innovation, and people.
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“With the addition of Richardson to our leadership team, we are expanding our expertise and furthering our ability to scale with a rising star in the legal industry,” says Eric Laughlin, Agiloft CEO. “Her experience, affiliations, and leadership in the legal community give her valuable perspective on enterprise contracting and for the challenges that arise during times of uncertainty.”
“Pechacek is a hands-on CTO that will deliver the next generation of industry-leading CLM solutions that our customers need to help drive their business forward,” says Laughlin. “This marks the beginning of a new chapter at Agiloft, as Pechacek builds on and extends our founder’s legacy. Fortunately, Earl will also remain connected to the business with his role on the board of directors.”