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Published on August 17, 2009

Author: IntraLinks



Bankruptcy Professional's Spotlight on J. Andrew Damico, President and CEO of IntraLinks.

BANKRUPTCY PROFESSIONAL:     SPOTLIGHT           J. Andrew Damico IntraLinks, Inc. President & Chief Executive Officer Twelve years ago, IntraLinks’ founders documents; DCM Compliance Suite, which provides recognized the need for businesses to “securely sophisticated monitoring and access controls to collaborate, communicate and exchange critical protect against compliance violations; and information inside and outside the enterprise.” In the LenderBridge, which supports fast synchronization of loan syndication industry, in particular, they saw a participant information between Misys’ Loan IQ and “network of couriers, messengers and fax machines” IntraLinks. being used to distribute critical, time-sensitive, and confidential documents. Addressing that need, IntraLinks is a global company with IntraLinks’ founders replaced this inefficient practice locations in the Americas and in Europe, the Middle with their “secure online solution” called IntraLinks East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific regions. J. Andrew Exchanges™. Damico joined the company in February 2001. He served as COO and EVP of Sales & Marketing and What started in the loan syndication industry was named IntraLinks’ CEO in February 2008. We was quickly adopted by other sectors of the financial spoke with Mr. Damico about worldwide growth world, as “many of the world’s top financial opportunities and/or challenges, the future of institutions discovered the advantages of using document exchange services, and more. IntraLinks’ solutions to streamline their business processes.” Today, IntraLinks serves leading BP: Tell us about the services IntraLinks offers and companies in the full range of industries—including how they relate to corporate bankruptcies. financial services, life sciences, energy, and utilities. IntraLinks states that more than 800,000 participants JAD: In the bankruptcy arena, IntraLinks is primarily representing over 90,000 organizations worldwide leveraged in two ways: First, as a central data have used its services. repository to streamline the creditor committee communication process from start to finish, as The company’s current offerings include debtors, lenders, and various advisors work to plan IntraLinks Courier™, which provides an alternative and execute the restructuring process. Second, to email when professionals need to send and/or IntraLinks is used as a virtual data room (VDR) to receive large files while maintaining compliance with manage asset sales (e.g. 363 sales) or debtor-in- requirements that govern their business; IntraLinks possession (DIP) financing transactions that arise as Designer, to more conveniently and quickly upload, part of the restructuring process. organize and index information as well as an easy way to manage investor-specific, mail merged   Visit          Copyright © 2000 ‐ 2010 New Generation Research, 225 Friend St., Boston, MA  02114     

BP: How critical are matters of document protection JAD: IntraLinks is focused on growing and and confidentiality in a bankruptcy proceeding? How diversifying revenues in two ways: the first is do you protect this kind of information—esp. in the geographically and the second is through broader use sensitive pre-petition phase? types. By the end of 2009, some 37% of our revenues will come from outside of the U.S.; this JAD: In a bankruptcy proceeding, IntraLinks often compares to less than 10% in 2001. EMEA— deals with a company’s most sensitive including France, Germany and Spain, and Asia information—everything from executive Pac— including Japan, India, and Australia have seen compensation to creditor agreements to customer the most growth. contracts—all in a highly-disputed environment. IntraLinks provides its customers and their advisors a BP: What challenges are unique to providing services full complement of tools to ensure their data is never in Dubai, where IntraLinks opened an office earlier leaked or misused. We provide capabilities such as this year? watermarking, print and save disabling, and granular access permissions to provide both security and JAD: Our experience has been that there is not only a flexibility when exchanging critical information. heightened security consciousness in that part of the world, but also challenges with traditional methods of BP: How are your services different from those secure document exchange, including overnight mail, provided by a claims/noticing/information agent like and other physical delivery services. These Kurtzman Carson, Epiq, Garden City, etc.? challenges have played to our strengths because we offer a secure and easy-to-use alternative to these JAD: IntraLinks is complementary to the services methods. Several Dubai clients have been the first to claims and information agents offer. In fact, such adopt our new IntraLinks Courier™ offering. companies often utilize us in bankruptcy situations. BP: Do you already work with a company and/or BP: Who are your clients? With which firm before a bankruptcy proceeding or are you professionals—financial advisors, bankruptcy brought in post-petition. counsel, claims agents, etc.—do you work most closely in a bankruptcy proceeding? JAD: We work with companies both before a bankruptcy proceeding and post-petition. In fact, JAD: IntraLinks works closely with clients from companies going through this process had already restructuring firms as well as financial and legal been using IntraLinks for transactions and day-to-day advisors in the bankruptcy space. Virtually all kinds business processes. The fact that these companies can of bankruptcy professionals—from financial advisors get an early start in these situations is a real to bankruptcy counsel to companies themselves— advantage to them. We’re hearing more and more touch IntraLinks at some point. Many of them have from our customers that they are under pressure to already used IntraLinks during the loan syndication move quickly, and need solutions to help accelerate process or on other transactions. the process. To view it from another angle: If a company can’t move quickly through their BP: How do you go about securing new clients? restructuring, then their only option may be bankruptcy—or even liquidation. JAD: As the market-leading provider, we’re already front and center for many of our prospects. We are a BP: How does the current and anticipated future twelve-year-old company with a great reputation uptick in corporate bankruptcy filings change the way and are involved in the bankruptcy community and you do business? its conversations, conferences, and events. We build on that trust and recognition with corporations and JAD: The increased number of corporate bankruptcy advisors—many of whom we worked with during the filings doesn’t change the way IntraLinks does increased bankruptcy filings in 2001. business, but it does give us an opportunity to grow by helping companies in distress who can benefit BP: IntraLinks maintains offices worldwide. What from leveraging our services. region is currently experiencing the most growth in new business? BP: When you took the reigns as IntraLinks’ CEO, you commented, “Since we began marketing the   Visit          Copyright © 2000 ‐ 2010 New Generation Research, 225 Friend St., Boston, MA  02114     

IntraLinks offering to a broader corporate audience, between individuals through the course of business. we have seen rapid adoption in the energy, life IntraLinks is and will continue to be the “digital sciences, financial services and real estate industries. courier” provider to businesses all over the world. We expect to again set the pace and define the future of secure, online document exchange for corporate Any time an enterprise has a need to exchange users around the world.” What is the future of critical information with their vendors, partners, corporate document exchange? clients and advisors, IntraLinks will provide a fast, efficient and easy way for businesses to exchange JAD: Every day, more and more information is being their sensitive and critical information in a secure, created and stored digitally and shared outside the compliant and auditable fashion. Enterprises all over enterprise. Moreover, much of that information is the world will be able to use IntraLinks services sensitive and therefore requires some level of either by working directly with our sales and service security, compliance and auditability as the team or through many of our network of IntraLinks information is exchanged between companies and partners such as iSi-Dentsu in Japan. J. Andrew Damico Bankruptcy Professional is published by New Generation Research, Inc. 225 Friend St., Ste. 801, Boston, MA 02114, 800 468-3810 Publisher: George Putnam, III Senior Editor: Brandy Chetsas Data Editor: Kerry Mastroianni Bankruptcy Professional subscribers also receive a subscription to Other New Generation Research publications include Bankruptcy Week/, The Distressed Company Alert, The Bankruptcy Yearbook and Almanac and The Turnaround Letter. The information presented in this issue has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Do not rely on Bankruptcy Professional without independent verification.   Visit          Copyright © 2000 ‐ 2010 New Generation Research, 225 Friend St., Boston, MA  02114     

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