About us

Founded in 2018, Summize started with a simple question - how could reviewing contracts be made quicker and easier for legal teams?

Summize is made up of a team of passionate problem solvers, who continuously look for ways to improve and streamline complex processes used by legal teams.

Tom Dunlop CEO & Founder

Tom Dunlop

CEO & Founder

As an accomplished commercial and technology lawyer, Tom's experience with reviewing contracts was the catalyst that led to Summize. Prior to this, he worked as a Legal Director for AppSense and Zuto, and Global Legal Director for UserZoom.

Dave Smith CDO & Founder

Dave Smith

CDO & Founder

Alongside Tom, Dave founded Summize to meet the need of legal teams everywhere. Before Summize, he worked at AppSense as a Senior Software Engineer and has over 25 years of experience in the IT industry.

Richard Somerfield CTO

Richard Somerfield

CTO

With experience working in several leadership positions, Rich focuses on bringing new ideas and concepts to market. Before starting at Summize, he lived and worked in Silicon Valley, and holds a number of European and US patents for his innovations.

Charles Sharland Chairman

Charles Sharland

Chairman

Originally the CEO and Chairman of Vistorm and AppSense, Charlie has significant experience in business growth and development. After successfully selling both companies, Charlie now sits on the boards of Summize and Intechnica.

Gail Hazley CFO

Gail Hazley

CFO

Gail is a qualified Accountant and an experienced Operations Director, with over 20 years experience in the IT industry. Since leaving AppSense in 2010, she has acted as an advisory CFO for several software companies.

Jeremy Thompson Board Advisor

Jeremy Thompson

Board Advisor

As an Investment Director at Maven Capital, Jeremy has supported Summize with growth capital. He joined Maven in 2017 having previously worked as a corporate lawyer for Squire Patton Boggs; specialising in private equity, venture capital and acquisitions.

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