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James Dougherty - US expansion strategist
Checkbox appoints James Dougherty as US expansion strategist
By Zach Thompson, News editor
Fri, 1st Jul 2022

The company has appointed James Dougherty to spearhead its US expansion strategy, including building and scaling a local team, following the company's launch in the market earlier this year.

As the new global sales head, Dougherty is tasked with rapidly building and scaling Checkbox's customer footprint internationally, with an emphasis on scaling and accelerating growth in the United States.

This includes opening a new office and recruiting local talent to meet the rising demand for no-code legal workflow solutions.

Dougherty is also responsible for driving the continued expansion and growth of Checkbox's Asia-Pacific business, with the European market on the company's roadmap.

"The combination of no-code and workflow automation will drive legal tech and the digital transformation of legal teams throughout the next decade," Dougherty says.

"Checkbox not only has an incredible culture but is also a forward-thinking company that has developed a world-class platform where users don't need a tech background, nor a reliance on IT teams, in order to build digital workflows to streamline their manual processes."

Dougherty joins Checkbox with 15 years of experience in building and managing software-as-a-service (SaaS) organisations, spanning startups through to Fortune 500 companies. He most recently focused on expanding growth teams in the legal tech and compliance spaces, holding key roles at Bodhala, Brightflag, and PerformLine.

In the newly created role, Dougherty will work closely with and report to Checkbox CEO and co-founder Evan Wong.

"Checkbox has seen encouraging momentum in the last 12 months, growing our customer base across APAC, North America, and Europe, as well as a pre-Series A raise which has expedited our expansion efforts," Wong says.

"James has a great attitude, and his experience is impressive and highly relevant. We are confident in his leadership and look forward to the impact he is going to make in empowering more legal departments to identify and solve their manual workflow challenges."

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