Press Release

App Orchid Appoints Mike O’Brien as CPO and Head of ContractAI

Date: January 21, 2021 | Location: San Ramon, CA

App Orchid, a leading enterprise AI platform company announced the appointment of Mike O’Brien as Chief Procurement Officer and Head of ContractAI. In his role, Mike will help define the product roadmap, improving customer experience and supporting business development efforts.

Mike O’Brien is an accomplished enterprise executive with procurement, strategic management and technology expertise. Mike has a proven track record of architecting and executing large scale commercial and transformative programs to bring efficiencies and innovation in the Energy and Financial Services sectors.

Prior to joining App Orchid, Mike was the Global Head of IT Procurement at BP where he led a global team managing spend in excess of $2B annually. Prior to joining BP, Mike served as the Chief Procurement Officer for Aviva North America, a large global insurance company based in the UK. Mike has also held several senior roles at ABN AMRO including Head of Infrastructure for the Americas.

“We are excited to have Mike join our ContractAI team,” said App Orchid CEO Vaibhav Nadgauda. “Mike not only brings the executive enterprise procurement and contracting expertise to the team, but he also brings a passion for the ContractAI product as he helped us develop it during his tenure at BP. I look forward to working with him as we accelerate the growth of ContractAI.”

“I am thrilled to join the talented App Orchid team. I joined the team because I truly believe in the power of ContractAI to transform how enterprises do contracting today. I look forward to working with the App Orchid team to continue to enhance the ContractAI product,” said Mike.

 

About App Orchid

The App Orchid platform helps enterprises build AI fueled apps. The App Orchid platform uses deep learning and natural language processing with business specific content delivered through knowledge graphs, to create powerful predictive apps. ContractAI, App Orchid’s newest product, is an AI-powered SaaS-based solution that automates and streamlines the analysis, creation and negotiation of contracts. ContractAI utilizes AI to automatically ingest and analyze historical contracts to author templates based on terms that were proven win-win. ContractAI eliminates the painful redlining process by giving suppliers vetted clause options. Enterprises can streamline the terms of negotiation based on past learnings, thereby reducing exposure to high-risk terms and conditions. ContractAI also helps enterprises easily understand negotiation boundaries, legal and compliance implications, obligation intents and permissible thresholds, so they can make better contracting decisions. For more information please visit contractai.apporchid.com