Leading the Way

Deane S. Price


Aderant_DeanePricePrice brings more than 25 years of executive management experience to Aderant. She has an extensive background in software company operations, professional services, and research and development leadership.

Before joining Aderant, Price served as Chief Financial Officer of Ventyx Inc, the world’s largest provider of software to the energy and utilities industry. She was responsible for all back office functions. Price integrated six acquisitions and established a highly effective team covering accounting, tax, finance, legal, human resources, facilities, and information technology. Price was also a key member of the transaction team culminating in a transaction valued at over $1 billion to sell Ventyx to ABB.

Price joined Ventyx via its acquisition of NewEnergy Associates, LLC from Siemens. Price was the President and CEO of NewEnergy and a founding principal of the company. NewEnergy provided planning and operational software and associated services to the energy industry. Prior to becoming the President and CEO, Price was the Chief Operating Officer and held many positions of increasing responsibility covering all areas of product consulting, software development, and back office operations.

Price holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems from the University of Georgia Honors Program.

Deane Price shares with Atlanta Business Chronicle her career trajectory and how she came to be the first female president of her current company.


Chris Cartrett

Executive Vice President

Cartrett is responsible for both Strategy and Growth at Aderant. He has worked in the legal industry for more than 20 years and has an extensive background in software sales, service, and support leadership. He joined Aderant following a very successful career at Thomson Reuters as Vice President of Sales and Customer Experience for the Large and Medium Law Firm segment. His wealth of legal industry experience and knowledge have been great assets to the executive team and instrumental to the growth at Aderant.

Cartrett is a frequent speaker at marketing and technology events around the globe. He has presented on numerous occasions at continuing legal education seminars, bar associations, and legal marketing organizations on emerging trends and best practices in law firm marketing and technology. More recently he has spoken on the changing landscape of law firm profitability and innovations in matter management.

He is a graduate of Jacksonville State University. He is married to Shannon and they have two children, Keely and Jake.

Raphael Shure

Senior Vice President and Chief Client Officer

Shure is responsible all client-facing operations at Aderant. During his tenure, Shure has been a key member of the executive team, starting out as Vice President of Strategic Programs focused on corporate development and operational improvement initiatives, before moving to Professional Services. Most recently, Shure has taken on responsibility of leading the Support department to create consistency and continuity across Aderant customer service operations.

Prior to Aderant, Shure worked as an investment professional at Thoma Bravo, a Chicago-based private equity firm focused on software and services companies. Prior to Thoma Bravo, Shure worked at Cambridge Associates, an investment advisory firm, where he advised institutional investors on private equity investments across North America, Europe and Asia.

Shure holds an MBA with honors from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, and a BA in Government and Economics from Cornell University.

David Carter

Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

David Carter brings more than 30 years of experience in software and IT professional services to Aderant. Under his leadership, Aderant’s Support division has achieved unprecedented levels of customer satisfaction. With a Net Promoter Score of more than 90, Aderant support is not only an industry leader, but also one of the leading support organizations in the world.

Having previously served at Aderant as Director of Strategic Initiatives, Carter has collaborated with executives from all divisions within the company, giving him unique insight into areas such as R&D, Sales and Professional Services. With a macro understanding of company operations, he was instrumental in the acquisition and seamless integration of CompuLaw, Client Profiles and CRM4Legal into the Aderant suite of solutions.

Prior to joining Aderant, Carter worked in various leading edge technology capacities at Unisys, and held senior management positions in technology consulting and professional services at S1, Inmar and Accenture. He holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Alabama, and an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago.

Steve Buko

Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

Steve Buko-legal softwareSteve Buko is a seasoned technology and engineering leader with more than 25 years of experience in the enterprise and service provider software space. He is a technically driven executive who has practiced in both the small startup environments as well as large enterprise organizations. Steve has significant experience bringing development organizations together globally and a solid background in new product development and delivery.

Prior to joining Aderant, Steve held executive technology leadership roles at multiple companies focusing on product development and cloud migration. His experience includes 11 years at Intel Corporation where he focused on product innovation globally.

Steve holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alabama.

Emmanuel Kyrinis

Vice President of Product Management

Kyrinis, with more than 25 years tenure at Aderant, has extensive product management and development expertise in the legal and financial industries. Responsible for the overall direction of the Aderant product portfolio, Kyrinis greatly expanded Aderant’s market offerings with numerous new products, including a new generation of business intelligence and legal process management (LPM) solutions.

As one of the original developers on the PCDocs and CMS Open solutions, Kyrinis has an intimate knowledge of the Aderant product set and the unique needs required by the legal industry. Recently, he has worked with a number of large clients in a consulting capacity in their business re-engineering programs.

Manny earned his BSc in Computer Science from the University of Toronto.

Karen Ross

Vice President of Finance and Administration

Aderant_Karen_RossKaren Ross brings more than 30 years of experience in Accounting and Finance to Aderant. Having held senior management positions within privately owned software companies and international technology corporations, coupled with a Big 4 public accounting firm background, she possesses a wealth of expertise and industry knowledge.

Ross served as Global Controller at Aderant beginning in 2012, and oversaw the financial maintenance, operations and compliance as the company progressed from private equity to public ownership. Her vision, initiative and analytical acumen ensured a seamless transition and audit in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

Prior to Aderant, Ross worked as Director of Finance for Ventyx, an ABB company; Controller at New Energy Associates, a division of Siemens; and as an Auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Ross graduated with honors from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, and holds a Certified Public Accountant License.

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