The alternative legal services provider Axiom announced on Monday it has hired a Microsoft veteran as its first chief technology officer.

Doug Hebenthal, who was a founding member of the Microsoft team that developed the Xbox and departed in 2012, will be based in Seattle with CEO Elena Donio.

In an interview, Donio said Axiom decided to create the CTO position and hire Hebenthal because it is planning to ramp up investment in technology solutions and hire more programmers for its contract management services.