EngageSmart Appoints Scott Semel as Senior Vice President, General Counsel

EngageSmart, Inc., a leading provider of vertically tailored customer engagement software and integrated payments solutions, announced the appointment of Scott Semel as Senior Vice President, General Counsel.

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“I am honored to join the EngageSmart team and work with a company whose previous success speaks for itself”

Semel has held several chief legal officer roles at public companies, including Carbonite, Intralinks, Inc., and Novell, Inc. Semel led the global legal, security, and compliance functions company-wide in his role as Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Intralinks, Inc. and was instrumental in completing the sale of the company in 2017. More recently, he was brought into Carbonite as part of the team that sold that business to OpenText in December 2019.

“Mr. Semel brings decades of legal expertise in the public tech industry to the EngageSmart team, and we are looking forward to working with him,” says EngageSmart CEO Bob Bennett. “He has extensive knowledge of SaaS companies—making him an incredible asset to our enterprise. He will have an essential role in supporting our future plans and continuing the growth of the company.”

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Earlier in his career, Semel spent time at several Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and enterprise software companies—leading numerous sale negotiations, managing global legal and security teams, and simplifying company processes to maximize efficiency.

In addition to his experience as an operating executive and CLO, Semel is a member of the Boards of Directors of the Disability Law Center of Massachusetts and New England Village and is passionate about working with and supporting members of the disability community.

“I am honored to join the EngageSmart team and work with a company whose previous success speaks for itself,” says Scott Semel. “I admire EngageSmart’s mission and am proud to be joining a company that prioritizes their clients and is committed to serving the community in and out of the office.”

Semel holds a J.D. from New England Law and an undergraduate degree from Boston University.

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