CTS Appoints Ed Smyth to its Board of Directors as COO and CFO

CTSOn 4th May 2020, CTS, the cloud provider to the legal sector, appointed Ed Symth to its Board of Directors as the company’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief Finance Officer.

Ed is responsible for ensuring CTS has operating capabilities in place to provide a world class service to its existing customers today, and to ensure that the business is scaling those capabilities ahead of their ambitious growth plans to enable their future customers to experience the same world class service immediately upon on-boarding.

After training as a chartered accountant with PwC, Ed spent twenty years in key roles within senior management teams of high quality, high growth, highly regulated entrepreneur led/private equity backed businesses. Ed joined CTS in 2020 after helping lead a second successful shareholder transition with KKR backed LGC Science Group.

Nigel Wright, CEO of CTS, says, “We are delighted that Ed will be joining the business at this exciting time. Ed’s experience and enthusiasm will help drive our plan to scale the business while continuing to deliver a world class service to to our clients. Firms are facing unprecented challenges and business models will undoubtedly change. We feel we are uniquely positioned to help firms transition to maximise the benefits of agile working and Ed will take a central role in helping our clients maximise these new world opportunities. .”

Ed Smyth adds, “I am delighted to join CTS and look forward to working with our high quality teams in helping deliver our mission of “world class cloud and managed services in a new remote-enabled world”. I am very aware of course of the current challenges covid-19 places on our families, our businesses and our world at large, but – like you I am sure – I believe there are opportunities to be accessed (and future risks to be mitigated) in partnership together, if we have the right thoughts and actions. I am very excited to join CTS at this exciting point in our ambitious growth journey.”

CTS is the only provider of cloud and managed IT services purely dedicated to the UK & Irish legal sector. Working closely with the leading legal software vendors means that CTS’ expertise covers the complete range of legal software applications – from dictation to case and practice management. This equips CTS with a unique skillset, combining technological and legal sector knowledge.


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