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What makes us so successful

Optimae is an association of over 30 skilled consultants with strong legal industry pedigree. We come from a diverse range of professional backgrounds including Big 4 consultancies and professional services firms, global technology providers, global firms and legal technology solution providers. Our professional skill sets cover Technical Solution and Data Architecture, Software Development and Testing, Infrastructure Management, Business and Technical Analysis, Change Management, Training and Project Management/PMO

PAM THOMPSON

Director, and Principal Project Management Consultant

An adaptable management consultant with a broad range of experience, Pam has worked for many top-tier clients in the Legal and Financial Services industries. A qualified PPM, P3O and Flexible Resourcing practitioner, she specialises in the implementation of agile and pragmatic PPM structures that drive project execution whilst balancing delivery risk.
Her current focus is on developing and delivering flexible project resourcing solutions for our clients, providing them with reliable and fully managed access to the best specialist and freelance Legaltech talent in the industry.

DES HUTTON-MILLS

Director, and Principal Business Applications Consultant

Des Hutton-Mills is a legal practice management systems (PMS) consultant, with vast experience across applications consulting, business analysis, data conversion lead and delivery, and project management. A financial accountant by profession, Des specialises in the implementation of finance systems for the legal industry. With more than 20 years of professional services experience, Des consults directly with law firms to optimise project objectives and deliver firm-wide benefits. An expert in 3E implementations, Des drives wins for law firms across all critical functions by improving front office performance so systems scale with firm growth and deliver immediate value as leverage for future projects.

TIM COLMAINE

Director, and Principal Integrations Consultant

Tim leads the Integrations strategy and delivery for Optimae. He has been the lead integrations manager on multiple legal technology implementation projects and has a comprehensive understanding of the key contributing factors required to deliver success. With over 25 years of infrastructure, integrations, and devops experience, Tim has a wealth of industry-specific legal technology experience he leverages to advise global clients on a best practice strategic approach to integrations and the transition from implementation to maximising the benefits of a new system. Tim has previously worked at Thomson Reuters and Wilson Allen as a Senior Technical Consultant, delivering integrations between 3E and Intapp (Open/Time), SAP HR and other systems using Biztalk and Intapp Integrate knowhow.

PRAFULLA SHIMPI

Director, and Principal Technology Consultant

Prafulla Shimpi is a seasoned technical management consultant with specialisation in legal finance systems and related technologies. Prafulla’s areas of expertise include about 20 years of techno-management experience and over 15 years of domain expertise spanning across Practice Management Systems (PMS), Document Management Systems (DMS), Client Relationship Management systems (CRM), Credit Collections and Working Capital and SRA.
Prafulla’s extensive PMS technology expertise includes Thomson Reuters Elite’s 3E and Enterprise products, SAP, Aderant, LexisNexis Artiion, Tikit and Intapp Intake. Prafulla has delivered multiple software solutions and implementations in parallel, and specialises in technology infrastructure, application and custom development, and integration with external systems. With his strong background in DevOps strategies and Infrastructure Management, Prafulla advises law firms to transition from the project implementation phase to a sustainable operational model.