Kevin Colangelo Joins Elevate Services
Elevate names former Pangea3 and Am Law 100 executive Kevin Colangelo as Vice President of Client Relations and Strategic Communications
LOS ANGELES – March 20, 2014 – Elevate Services, Inc., a global legal service provider to law firms and corporate legal departments, has named Kevin Colangelo as Vice President of Client Relations and Strategic Communications. Colangelo joins Elevate from Am Law 100 law firm Proskauer Rose, where he served as Client Relations Officer. Based in New York, Colangelo will advise clients on strategies, services and technologies that improve their efficiency and quality.
“Clients will benefit from Kevin’s extensive experience as a senior executive of a major legal service provider, as well as his many years of experience as a lawyer and a law firm leader,” said Liam Brown, Founder and Chairman of Elevate. “Kevin’s work at Pangea3, Kramer Levin, and Proskauer Rose enable him to help our clients successfully navigate the transformations taking place in the legal marketplace.”
As a member of the founding leadership team at Pangea3, Colangelo held several leadership roles including global head of the Corporate Practice, General Counsel and relationship manager for many of the firm’s largest clients. He also held leadership positions at two Am Law 100 firms, including Kramer Levin, where he co-founded and co-chaired the firm’s Outsourcing and Technology Transactions practice, and most recently at Proskauer Rose, where he was an officer on the leadership team.
“In recent years, I have been helping law firms evolve from within to compete more effectively,” said Colangelo. “As I followed how and where the greatest changes were taking place in the legal ecosystem, I reached the conclusion that I could make a bigger difference serving the same community by working with a progressive legal service provider like Elevate.”
“Kevin’s background and reasons for joining us have several parallels with James Odell’s,” said Brown, referring to Elevate’s recent hire of Odell as VP and Managing Director in Australia and Asia Pacific. Odell joined Elevate from Baker & McKenzie, where he was a Chief Operating Officer. “These parallels are not just a coincidence,” said Brown. “They’re further evidence that the legal market is embracing fundamental changes upon which established leaders are staking their careers.”
About Elevate Services, Inc.
Elevate is a global legal service provider focused on extending and enabling law firms and corporate legal departments, helping them operate more effectively in the ‘new normal’ legal market. Elevate provides practical ways for clients to improve efficiency, quality and outcomes through consulting, managed services, talent and technology. For more information, follow Elevate on Twitter @ElevateServices and on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/elevate-services