Rajitha Boer founded Yerra Solutions in 2013 after nearly two decades of experience working with the legal and IP departments of major international corporations. She started the company with the belief that there is more to consulting services than template-based solutions and billable hours and that a company can prosper while creating a positive impact on its clients, employees and communities. Rajitha has provided dozens of Global Fortune 500 companies with expertise related to defining and executing technology and operational strategies and comes highly recommended by some of the largest organizations in the world.
Rajitha began her career as a software developer with intellectual property solutions provider Master Data Center, which was acquired by Thomson. She spent several years managing products for Thomson before joining the legal technology company Datacert (later acquired by Wolters Kluwer).
During her seven year tenure at Datacert, she worked closely with global clients to evaluate legal and IP operations and implement technology. The role of VP-Strategic Accounts eventually took her to Europe to lead the company’s EMEA operations. Her entrepreneurial spirit drove Ms. Boer to strike out on her own and start Yerra Solutions. The company began in 2013 with her and a single client and now employs over 120 people on three continents working in the areas of legal, eDiscovery and intellectual property.
Rajitha holds a Master of Business Administration degree in Information Systems and Financial Management and a Master of Science in Computer Information Systems. She is the recipient of a Finance Monthly CEO Award, was named 2016 UK Gamechanger of the Year by ACQ (Acquisition Finance) Magazine and received a 2017 Stevie Award for Woman of the Year.
Jerome Raguin has been working with in-house legal departments in Europe, Asia and North America for nearly fifteen years. The experience gained in helping over 75 legal and IP departments to become more efficient has given him a solid understanding of best practices in legal operations, process and technology.
He is applying that knowledge at Yerra in the role of Global COO, ensuring the company manages its rapid growth in a way that best benefits clients and facilitates further expansion. Because of his background, Jerome is also highly engaged with Yerra clients. He specializes in legal business processes and the technologies that support them. His experience includes advising large, global organizations in creating target operating models, selecting the right technologies, gaining cost transparency and reduction and executing change management initiatives.
Jerome is a specialist in legal technology solutions and is the founder of Lex Connect, an educational and benchmarking platform for legal and IP departments. Yerra acquired Lex Connect in 2016. Jerome speaks four languages, holds multiple advanced degrees and is currently pursuing an LLM in International Dispute Resolution from the University of London.
Adi Prakash brings over 16 years of executive experience primarily in the financial services space, having held senior management roles in both buy-side and sell- side firms. He has proven expertise in working with C-level organizational leaders to define and execute global transformation initiatives – spanning Business Process Re-engineering, Technology Strategy, Legal Discovery, Machine Learning, Analytics and Derived Intelligence.
At Yerra, Adi runs Global Client Services and Innovation – ensuring we apply the best combination of human expertise with cutting-edge technology to benefit our clients.
Nadine Stuttle has more than a decade of experience in the IP industry. Her expertise in the areas of operational, project and change management, as well as her robust skills in business and process analysis, training and technology rationalization have allowed her to successfully implement intellectual asset management systems and develop process improvements aligned with industry best practices for clients worldwide. Additionally, she is an experienced patent administrator, formalities manager, and served as the Global Head of IP Support for a leading provider of healthcare solutions.
Nadine has managed the intellectual asset management system implementation and process improvement program for a global pharmaceutical company, interpreted business requirements, documented system requirements and oversaw global user acceptance testing. She has assessed feasibility and managed implemention of paperless office solutions for three top Fortune 500 pharmaceutical companies, as well as reviewed, advised and lead several organizational re-design and transformation programs within the areas of IP operations and management.
Nadine has conducted gap analysis between an organization’s current and proposed intellectual asset management systems. She has established and documented requirements, defined technical specifications, conducted industry analysis and prepared RFPs for Global organization’s intellectual asset management system. Additionally, Nadine has reviewed IP processes to ensure cross-platform consistency and ensure future scalability and established governance processes and system support structure for an organization based in Switzerland.
Dave Moran centralizes the company's financial operations and is responsible for strategically allocating resources as Yerra continues to scale to meet client demand. Dave began his career in finance at KPMG and PwC and went on to leverage that experience in several rapid-growth, global companies and start-up ventures. He has consulted and serves on the board of directors for multiple innovative companies, helping to facilitate financing and growth strategies.
Dave is based in Basel at Yerra's corporate headquarters. He holds a BA in Accounting from Edinburgh Napier University and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland.
Bob Storey holds years of experience in consulting and managing client relationships, as well as expertise in corporate legal and IP department operations. He is Managing Director of our United Kingdom operations - leading the company’s UK based operations and overseeing the services being provided to Yerra clients in the region.
Bob holds a BSc Honours degree from Plymouth University and has spent much of his career life with Datacert, an Enterprise Legal Management software company that was acquired by Wolters Kluwer. In his most recent role, he served as the Head of Professional Services in EMEA, leading the team that served global in-house legal and IP departments in planning and executing software implementation strategy. Prior to Datacert, Bob spent several years in enterprise application development, sales and client management roles. He has joined Yerra to nurture current client relationships in the UK and facilitate the company’s rapid expansion in the UK and beyond. Bob is based in Yerra’s London office.
Tobias Steinemann is a licensed Swiss attorney. After being admitted to the bar in Basel, he practiced in a commercial law firm, where he mainly focused on the areas of corporate and commercial law. Tobias holds an LL.M. degree in Intellectual Property from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa and recently completed his MBA at HEC Paris.
As Yerra’s Legal Director, Tobias directs the global internal legal and compliance department. He works on the structural and operational development of this internal function as well as the support of the consulting practice and external clients.
Josie Johnson has over a decade of experience marketing to and planning events for the in-house legal community. Prior to becoming the Global Head of Marketing for Yerra Solutions, Josie served in marketing leadership roles at three software companies serving the corporate legal and finance markets, including Datacert (now part of Wolters Kluwer), HighRadius and Prodagio.
Josie has also worked as a consultant to legal software and service providers through Edge Legal Marketing. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Houston and lives in Houston, Texas with her husband and two children.