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Rippe & Kingston Appoints Donald Schule As Its Chief Operating Officer

Don Schule, chief operating officer of Rippe & Kingston (Photo: Business Wire) 0
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Don Schule, chief operating officer of Rippe & Kingston (Photo: Business Wire)

Rippe & Kingston, the fastest-growing legal tech community in the U.S.,
recently welcomed Donald Schule to its leadership team as its new chief
operating officer (COO).

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Don Schule, chief operating officer of Rippe & Kingston (Photo: Business Wire)

Don Schule, chief operating officer of Rippe & Kingston (Photo: Business Wire)

As COO, Schule will lead the firm’s transformation to a SaaS operating
model, significantly improving the client experience spectrum from
onboarding to long-term customer care. He will be responsible for
empowering a 40,000+ user community to promote customer success and
assist in innovating for the future. He will also oversee all customer
experience, customer success, fulfillment, account management,
conversions, installations and help desk personnel.

“For the first time, the legal tech industry will have a SaaS operating
executive transforming it,” said Tom Obermaier, chief executive officer
of Rippe & Kingston. “Don’s vision, passion, knowledge and unmatched
execution capability will move the Rippe community to the forefront. We
all look forward to the transformation of our operating environment and
our vast community can’t wait to have a real meaningful say in how this
industry moves into the future.”

As a global operating executive in financial services, Schule has more
than 35 years of experience building industry-leading, tech-enabled
communities. Prior to joining Rippe & Kingston, he was the former chief
executive officer of Global Processing Services at BTCo/Deutsche Bank
and the executive head of Global Client Access at JPMorgan & Chase Co.,
where he led the development and deployment of technology solutions for
the world’s largest corporate and public sector banking business. He
also managed multi-site and multi-product operations for other large
global banks, including Citi.

Schule brings great depth in building teams that bring cutting edge
solutions to the market that challenge and advance the industry. He is
particularly known for building subscription-based models that drive
annuity streams.

About Rippe & Kingston

Rippe & Kingston is the fastest growing legal tech community in the
U.S. With over 30 years of delivering critical firsts, Rippe is a
recognized Tier 1 provider of financial and practice management software
to law firms nationwide. Its community is now 40,000+ members, as it
continues on its vital mission to ease lawyers’ management burdens and
maximize their firms’ performance.