Axiom adds Bill McNabb and Jacob Silverman to its Board as Independent Director

– USA, NY –  Axiom, the global leader in specialized on-demand legal talent, today announced changes to its Board of Directors following the recent investment from the Permira funds.

The Board welcomes two new independent members, Bill McNabb and Jacob Silverman, as well as three Permira executives, who are all passionate about supporting Axiom as it transforms the legal industry by accelerating growth, deepening its service proposition for clients, and providing even greater career opportunities for lawyers.

Comprised of industry leaders with experience at high-growth companies, members of the Axiom Board will leverage their extensive operating knowledge to help the company expand in the US and internationally, launch new service delivery capabilities, and capitalize on the legal industry’s ongoing shift to flexible talent models.

Elena Donio, Axiom’s CEO, and Kathleen Philips, former Chief Financial Officer, Chief Legal Officer, and Chief Operating Officer of Zillow Group, will remain on the Axiom Board.

About Bill McNabb

Bill McNabb, former CEO and Chairman of Vanguard, one of the world’s largest investment management companies. McNabb joined Vanguard in 1986, served as CEO from 2008 through 2017, and became Chairman of the Board in 2010. During his tenure as CEO, Vanguard grew to serve more than 20 million investors around the world, and assets quadrupled from $1 trillion in 2008 to more than $5 trillion at the end of 2018. He attributes that success to putting client interests first and working hard to earn and maintain investors’ trust. McNabb currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the Philadelphia Zoo and is a member of the Board of Directors of UnitedHealth Group and IBM.

Bill McNabb said “If there are two business drivers that excite me, it’s industry transformation and company growth. I experienced both during my tenure at Vanguard – leading the transformation of the mutual fund industry to make it far more accessible to more investors, which in turn drove tremendous company growth. I see the same transformational and scale potential at Axiom, and I am thrilled to bring my experience to this next chapter of Axiom’s evolution and legal industry leadership.”

About Jacob Silverman

Jacob Silverman, President of Duff & Phelps, a global advisor that protects, restores and maximizes value for clients. Silverman was appointed President and a member of the Board of Duff & Phelps in 2013 and has been an integral part of the firm’s expansion from 100 to 3,500 employees globally.
Dipan Patel, Partner at Permira and Co-Head of the firm’s consumer team, who also currently serves on the Board of Directors of LegalZoom and The Knot Worldwide. Patel has a track record of identifying promising tech-enabled businesses and working with them to accelerate growth. Examples include several of Permira’s software and consumer internet investments, such as Ancestry, Informatica, LegalZoom, Renaissance Learning, and The Knot Worldwide.

About Axiom

Axiom, the global leader in specialized on-demand legal talent, is disrupting the way legal teams and lawyers work. Axiom enables clients to access over 2,000 talented lawyers through a curated platform and build more dynamic teams to drive better business outcomes. Axiom empowers lawyers across industries and practice areas to thrive while pursuing more of the work they love. The company is deeply committed to gender equality and diversity and prides itself on having one of the most diverse employee populations in the industry. Axiom works with over half of the Fortune 100 companies and currently operates in North America, the U.K., Central Europe and the Asia Pacific.

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