Staff Spotlight: New Recruits!

All legal sectors
11 January 2021

The Arken team is expanding and we're thrilled to welcome four new members of staff across our commercial and development teams. Here's some more information so you can get to know them better...

 

Lizzy Bailey, Customer Support Executive

When did you start at Arken? November 2020
Responsible for: Providing support to clients and the Arken team
2021 in 3 words: Going on holiday!
Where is your favourite place to be? On the beach, in the sun!
Best place you've travelled to? Peru
Favourite line from a movie? "I carried a watermelon."
If you could pick anyone, who would be your mentor? Grainne (Customer Success Manager at Arken), she knows everything!
How would you best describe Arken? Great culture, ambitious, proactive
Anything that would surprise us about you? I used to be a Police Officer
This year I will mostly be? Keeping fit and healthy
Top productivity tip? Write a list and get it done!
Happiest when? At the gym
Something you learned in the last week? How to use my Fitbit Versa
If you could meet anyone, who would it be? Richard Branson.

Lizzy has joined Arken to help with client support, so many of you will be speaking to her on the phone, via email or on the online chat.


Scott Smith, Customer Engagement Consultant

When did you start at Arken? October 2020
Where is your favourite place to be?
Selhurst Park on a Saturday afternoon (as long as Crystal Palace are winning!)
Best place you've travelled to? Melbourne
Favourite line from a movie: ‘Yo Adrian, I did it!’
If you could pick anyone, who would be your mentor? Barack Obama
3 words to describe Arken: Ambitious, entrepreneurial, innovative
Something you learned in the last week? That broccoli tastes a lot nicer when it's roasted
If you could meet anyone, who would it be? Louis Theroux
Anything that would surprise us about you?! When I was young, one of my thumbs got slammed in a door and has only grown to half a size. So I now have 1 and a half thumbs-!
This year, I will mostly be? Keeping focused on work and learning as much as possible
Top productivity tip? Plan your days with lists and top things to achieve
Happiest when? Reading a book and drinking a coffee
Why have you made the move into legal technology? I had worked in media sales for a number of years and wanted to join Arken.legal, as I see SaaS (software as a service) as an exciting long-term industry to be a part of.

Scott is responsible for engaging with law firms to learn about their Will drafting processes and advise how Arken.legal can support them to increase efficiency and reduce risk. If you'd like to book a demo of the Arken product suite, please click here.

 

Anne-Marie, Customer Engagement Consultant

When did you start at Arken? November 2020
2021 in 3 words: A better year
Where is your favourite place to be? Roundstone, Ireland
Best place you've travelled to? Greece
Favourite line from a movie: "Nobody puts Baby in a corner"
If you could pick anyone, who would be your mentor? Pippa Shepherd (Head of Customer Engagement at Arken) - she has already helped me so much
3 words to describe Arken: Progressive, professional, passionate
Something you learned in the last week? How to home school again
If you could meet anyone, who would it be? Peter Kay
Anything that would surprise us about you?! I love DIY
This year, I will mostly be? Hoping for the kids to return to school
Top productivity tip? Be prepared
Happiest when? On holiday with my family
Why make the move into legal technology, why Arken? I worked in the logistics industry for over 13 years and getting through 2020 gave me the confidence to try something new. I was very fortunate that a position opened at Arken.legal and after meeting the team, I knew that this is where I belonged.

Anne-Marie is responsible for prospecting new clients. If you'd like to book a bespoke demo that's tailored to your business, please click here.

Zohrab Dastkhan, Support Software Developer

When did you start at Arken? November 2020
2021 in 3 words: We’ll defeat COVID!
Where is your favourite place to be? Nice, France
Best place you've travelled to? Kish Island in the Persian Gulf
Favourite line from a movie: “If you work for a living, why do you kill yourself working?” (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly)
If you could pick anyone, who would be your mentor? Wes Smith (Technical Manager at Arken) and John Black (Senior Software Developer)
3 words to describe Arken: Friendly, supportive, professional
If you could meet anyone, who would it be? David Gilmour (member of Pink Floyd)
Top productivity tip? Do the hardest task first
Happiest when? I see clients are happy with our products
Why make the move into legal technology, why Arken? I used to be a petroleum engineer, working with large oil and gas companies. Software development was a hobby for me. Now I am happy that I have the opportunity to professionally develop software with a very friendly, modern and supportive team at Arken. The switch from the engineering world to the legal technology world is going very well!

Zohrab is responsible for developing new apps, maintaining and upgrading existing products, creating tests and quality control.

 

Welcome to the team everyone - We're excited to have you on board!