Mr. Gawlick will be responsible for the company’s overall global marketing strategy and execution and will help establish Intralinks’ leadership position in the inter-enterprise content and collaboration market.
“Rainer is an important addition to our executive team with extensive experience implementing marketing strategies that have substantially contributed to the success of large software companies,” said Ron Hovsepian, president and CEO of Intralinks. “He is a strategic leader who understands the strength of clearly demonstrating and communicating a company’s value proposition to customers, shareholders, and the marketplace.”
Mr. Gawlick joins Intralinks after serving as the chief marketing officer of Sophos, a leader in IT security and data protection. Previously, he served as vice president of worldwide marketing at SolidWorks and Aspen Technology, Inc., both publicly traded software companies. Additionally, his experience includes four years at McKinsey and Company, Inc., as well as numerous executive and board positions in the technology industry.
“I am very excited to join Intralinks at this time. Intralinks has established a clear leadership position providing corporations with an easy to use, secure, and compliant platform for sharing and managing content between businesses,” said Rainer Gawlick, chief marketing officer for Intralinks. “In the past few months the general awareness of this need has expanded dramatically with the proliferation of new consumer-based file sharing services. CIOs increasingly realize that they must not only provide solutions for highly sensitive data sharing activities but also more generalized sharing platforms for their employees. I believe that Intralinks is extremely well positioned to capitalize on this opportunity.”
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