Global SaaS provider Merrill Corp. announced the appointment of Patricia Elias as vice president, general counsel and secretary. Elias becomes a member of the company’s leadership team, reporting to Chief Financial Officer Thomas Donnelly.

In her role as general counsel, Elias will support the company’s commercial efforts as it continues to expand its business globally. This will include oversight and support on matters related to corporate governance, compliance, and intellectual property management, as well as the review and negotiation of a broad variety of commercial agreements such as licensing, technology, services, leases, non-disclosure, independent contractor, vendor, and data privacy agreements, as well employment agreements.

Most recently, Elias served as general counsel for International Decision Systems, a provider of software and services to the global asset finance industry.