LOS ANGELES, Sep 4, 2014 - Thomson Reuters has announced the appointment of Eric Ruud as managing director for its newly formed Legal Enterprise Solutions business.

In this new role, Ruud will lead the combined Elite and Serengeti organizations, working with the leadership teams of both businesses to map out a long-term strategy that creates opportunities for growth, emphasizes new connections between law firms and their corporate clients to build an even stronger legal ecosystem, and spurs the development of innovative solutions to help its clients’ operations perform better.

Ruud joined Thomson Reuters in 2009, and most recently served as managing director of the ONESOURCE Indirect and Property Tax business, overseeing global operations and strategic business initiatives. His background includes more than 30 years working in the technology and software industry.

Ruud’s appointment becomes effective on September 1, 2014.

Thomson Reuters Elite is the leading global provider of innovative business management solutions that enable law firms and professional services organizations to streamline operations, maximize efficiency, and increase visibility into all aspects of their businesses. Elite is focused on enabling firms of all sizes and locations to meet their true potential and provide the best service for their clients. For more information, visit Elite.