Mr. Irwin joins Intralinks with 24 years of financial and operating management experience, and will come to us after serving as chief financial officer of DoubleVerify.
Previously, Mr. Irwin served as executive vice president and chief financial officer at HIT Entertainment, a children’s entertainment company acquired by Mattel, Inc. in 2012. Prior to joining HIT Entertainment, Mr. Irwin was part of The Nielsen Company, a marketing and media information company, last serving as senior vice president and chief financial officer for the Global Media Client Services division. Prior to that he served as vice president of transformation for The Nielsen Company, and chief financial officer for the Nielsen Business Media division. Prior to joining The Nielsen Company, he held senior level financial positions at Ziff Davis Holdings, online job site Monster Worldwide Inc., and Major League Baseball. He started his career as a senior auditor with Ernst & Young. Mr. Irwin, who is a CPA, also serves as a director and chairman of the audit committee of TheStreet, Inc.
“Derek’s extensive experience as a senior finance executive across a variety of notable companies, including media companies, as well as his proven record of developing and implementing financial and operational controls that improve financial performance, make him an excellent addition to the Intralinks management team,” said Ron Hovsepian, president and CEO of Intralinks.
Mr. Irwin replaces Anthony Plesner, who stepped down as chief financial officer and chief administrative officer effective as of September 1, 2012. Mr. Plesner has agreed to continue to advise the company on a consulting basis through June 30, 2013. Mr. Hovsepian added, “On behalf of Intralinks and its board of directors, I want to thank Tony for his many contributions from the pre-IPO period to the present. He provided valuable financial guidance and business leadership over the years, laying a strong foundation for Intralinks’ future.”
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