Murgitroyd Announces New VPs of Sales in U.S.

DURHAM, N.C. -- Global intellectual property firm Murgitroyd recently announced the appointment of a new VP of Sales for the Eastern United States. Kent Robbins will join the firm from international information management firm docuLynx, where he led the national sales team. A former US Marine Corps officer, Kent brings a decade of sales experience with national and international firms across the United States, including ADP, Gardner Denver and bsi. He’ll now take on responsibility for many of Murgitroyd’s key US accounts including a number of blue chip clients.

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“I’m excited to be joining this company,” he said. “Like me, Murgitroyd is always looking for ways to improve client service. I appreciate its core values — honour, wisdom, anticipation and clarity — and its commitment not only to clients but also to being a socially responsible business and employer.

“This is a firm that offers some of the finest attorneys and attorney services in the world, and I’m very much looking forward to being a part of the team.”

Murgitroyd has also appointed a new VP of sales for the Western states. Tom Kepner, formerly the company’s Global IP Counsel Liaison, has been with Murgitroyd since 2013, and has more than 20 years of experience in sales and business development. Working throughout the western United States, he specialises in business development, account management, lead generation and the development of strategic partnerships.

Ed Murgitroyd, the company’s CEO, welcomed the appointments, saying: “Kent has a remarkable CV and a skillset to match. I have no doubt he’ll be a fantastic fit, not only with the Murgitroyd team but also with our values, aspirations and culture.

“He’s passionate about providing the best for clients, and offering a level of service that’s second to none. He’s an innovator and a problem solver, and that’s exactly what we look for from our people.

“Similarly, Tom has been a valued member of our team for several years, and has consistently shown that he has the drive, energy and commitment to support our clients in every aspect of their business with us. His promotion is well-deserved.

“These appointments confirm our commitment to building a team that offers our clients the dedication, support and confidence they need.”

About Murgitroyd
Murgitroyd ranks among the largest groups of patent and trade mark attorneys in Europe, with over 60 patent and trade mark professionals and more than 260 staff. It has 14 offices throughout Europe - in the UK, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy and Switzerland – and direct representation rights in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway and Sweden. It also has two client liaison offices in the United States, and an office in Managua, Nicaragua, which handles patent searching.

About Kent Robbins
Kent served as a Captain in the US Marine Corps from 1998 – 2007. Working as an Information operations officer, he served multiple tours across the United States, the Middle East and Asia and was part of Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom. After leaving the military, Kent opened his career in sales, working with ADP, Gardner Denver Thomas, bsi and, most recently, docuLynx. His move to Murgitroyd reflects his desire to be part of a global company that specialises in innovative thinking, client service and a commitment to corporate social responsibility.

About Tom Kepner
Tom’s 20-year career spans various US national and multinational corporations, including Landis + Gyr, Celoxica, Scalent Systems and most recently Pitney Bowes, where he was Director of Sales. He joined Murgitroyd in 2013, based in Santa Clara, working with clients across the west coast of America and Silicon Valley, from small business owners to global corporations. Tom shows outstanding integrity, honesty and tenacity in every aspect of his work.

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