The last time I wrote about Jonathan Maas, word came back to me that the only words missing were that “He was a devoted husband and father”; what was meant to be a set of compliments apparently read like an obituary. I also omitted that other staple of British obituary – “He did not suffer fools gladly” – which I suspect he would accept, at least in its literal meaning.
All this circumstantial stuff is by way of introduction to the fact that Jonathan Maas has been appointed Senior Director of UK Client Services for Huron Legal in London. At the same time, Serge Poldi has been appointed Director of UK Discovery Operations.
Serge Poldi’s role is the management of daily technology operations and technical leadership. Jonathan Maas will oversee discovery services in the UK and in Europe. The press release is here with further information about the roles.
These appointments show a serious commitment to expanding Huron Legal’s eDiscovery services on this side of the Atlantic. Jonathan has 30 years experience in an industry which is not much older than that and brings a combination of gravitas and a light touch to a business which he knows as well as anyone.
Those who know of Jonathan’s long-running Bong List will know that he has a wide range of interests not limited to those of his work and will be glad to note that he is continuing it at Huron Legal. Send him a message at firstname.lastname@example.org to be put on the mailing list.
I don’t think it will be long before we start seeing the effect of these appointments, and I look forward to being part of the initiatives which will follow – I already have been, in fact, having taken part in a Jackson-related event which Huron Legal organised at the Law Society a few weeks ago. I will be writing about that shortly.