Catanzaro Will Lead LIBOR Task Force and Provide In-depth Expertise on Technology, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain
Integreon continues to expand its global executive team and alternative legal services and technology capabilities, announcing it has hired Jeffrey Catanzaro as Senior VP of Contracts, Compliance and Commercial Services.
Jeffrey Catanzaro Joins #Integreon as Senior VP of Contracts, Compliance and Commercial Services – He Will Lead #LIBOR Task Force and Provide In-depth Expertise on #Technology, Artificial Intelligence #AI and #Blockchain
In this newly created position, Mr. Catanzaro will spearhead several initiatives for global ALSP (alternative legal services provider) Integreon, most notable of which are leading Integreon’s LIBOR Transition Readiness Task Force and driving state-of-the art technology innovations and forging partnerships for contract services clients.
LIBOR Transition Readiness Task Force
Integreon’s LIBOR Transition Readiness Task Force (“LIBOR Task Force”) was created to help financial industry clients navigate their complex, time-sensitive and mandatory transitions from LIBOR’s floating reference rate to Alternative Reference Rates (ARRs) like SOFR and SONIA. When LIBOR expires at the end of 2021, financial organizations that have not adequately prepared will face severe consequences.
Led by Catanzaro, Integreon’s LIBOR Task Force works in close partnership with banks, financial institutions, and their legal counsel. The Task Force is responsible for development and implementation of a comprehensive solution that includes both right fit technology and experienced resources to scope, plan and execute a successful transition that includes revised documentation and systems, fallback provisions, standard operating procedures, limiting new transactions, and training.
Advanced Technology for Contracts Including AI and Blockchain
Catanzaro will oversee delivery of state-of-the-art technology-enabled service solutions pertaining to contracts and compliance. His substantial knowledge of legal technology will allow Integreon to leverage and partner with leading contract management, artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain software suppliers to produce outstanding results for clients.
Prior to joining Integreon, Jeff was Vice President, Legal Business Solutions at UnitedLex where he worked with prospects, clients, and partners to develop technology-driven solutions and lead delivery for contracting services. Jeff has also held senior positions at Major, Lindsey & Africa and Huron Legal. In addition, Jeff is a highly respected and well-known thought leader within the legal industry. He has written and spoken on a variety of topics including market trends and using AI and blockchain technology in the ALSP space.
Jeff earned his B.S. from St. John’s University and his J.D./LLM from The John Marshall Law School. He has a Certificate from University of Oxford Said School of Business for completing the Oxford Blockchain Strategy Programme.
“Integreon is very excited to welcome Jeff Catanzaro to our executive team,” said Integreon CEO Bob Rowe. “Jeff brings significant experience and expertise that will have a major positive impact on both our clients and our internal teams. Jeff’s reputation for being a change agent and creative problem solver adds a dimension to our service offerings and we are excited to support his endeavors, particularly the LIBOR Task Force and technology-related contract work.”
Catanzaro commented, “Having worked in the legal services and technology industry for many years, I have always admired Integreon for the company’s high standards and the strong reputation they have in the contract management arena. I am honored to join their team of professionals and am looking forward to breaking new ground with the LIBOR and technology-related initiatives, as well as the managed contracting services.”