About Us

Thread is built by eXpd8, an Irish company with over 30 years' experience helping lawyers run their practices more efficiently.

In this time we've served as an IT partner to over 500 firms worldwide. We pride ourselves on our close relationships with our users and it is in consultation with them that we have designed a cloud-based legal practice management product for the modern lawyer.

That product is Thread.

Declan Branagan
Chairman & Co Founder

Declan has over 32 years’ experience in the IT industry. He started eXpd8 in 1985 to help Irish business’ implement solutions to increase their efficiency. Recognizing the benefits technology presented to the legal sector he began working hand-in-hand with lawyers to create a case management system to cater to their specific needs. The evolution of this is Thread.

Liam Mullaney
CEO

As CEO of Sage Ireland, Liam took the company from an unknown newcomer to the country’s leading business management software. He has also held senior executive positions with Siemens Computer Systems and VersAccounts. In his spare time, Liam acts as a business adviser and mentor to Irish start-up owners.

Anne Marie Callaghan
Head of Product Development

Anne Marie brings over 15 years of legal and technology experience to the team. Having started her career in the legal sector Anne Marie’s input into the development of the product is invaluable in ensuring it meets the needs of today’s modern lawyer.

Sabina Horgan
VP Market Development

Sabina has been working with legal professionals for over a decade to help them find the best solutions with which to run their practices. This has given her a unique insight into the workflows and processes of law firms across the globe. As head of Thread’s expansion Sabina will be extending this expertise to the US market.

Eoin McGrath
Lead Developer

Eoin has worked in software for over 15 years, many of them as lead developer for eXpd8, one of the leading case management packages in Ireland. He has lead the development team for Thread to develop a best of class pure cloud case management package. Eoin believes that a move to the Cloud will help users to keep pace with the rapidly changing software environment in the 21st century.

Our Story

  • 2017

    After 12 months of brain storming, debates, research, and a few visits with the Architects at Microsoft, Thread was born! The latest technology shaped to meet the needs of the legal industry. Ready for launch in North and South Carolina.

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  • 2016

    We developed a design for a new case management solution. We asked our clients what they wanted, we put together a hardy team of Developers and threw the kitchen sink at them. And so the journey began!

  • 2015

    Our existing system, eXpd8, is loved and selling strong in Ireland, but we wanted to do more. Over a game of golf, in Portmarnock, Co. Dublin, our CEO Liam Mullaney, and Founder Declan Branagan, had a thought – what is this thing called The Cloud and how could we harness it?

  • 2009

    With over 500 clients and 2000 users of the software worldwide, it was clear that we were doing something right! The sleek design and functionality of eXpd8 made it the software of choice for Irish legal firms.

  • 1986

    eXpd8 Ltd, based in Dublin, Ireland was established to provide end to end IT solutions to the legal sector. Our Founder Declan Branagan soon recognised a gap in the market to help legal firms be more productive. With a small team and a big vision the eXpd8 legal case management software was set in motion.

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