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Management

Phil Earl

Phil Earl

CFO

Phil joined the team at Intralink in 2012 after six years as CFO at Doctors.net.uk, Europe’s largest online community of doctors, where he was a key member of the leadership team. In 2011, Doctors.net.uk was sold to M3, Inc in Japan. Earlier in his career, Phil spent a total of 13 years in practice, including six years at KPMG working in audit and Transaction Services where he advised companies involved in MBOs, IPOs and corporate acquisitions. After leaving KPMG, he spent two years in the commercial finance team of Xansa plc, an organisation focussed on outsourcing business process and IT functions to India, helping to shape multi-year, high value customer deals. Phil is a Chartered Accountant.

Alex Barton

Alex Barton

SVP, Managing Director Greater China

Alex heads up our Greater China team and oversees the delivery of all our client projects in mainland China and Taiwan. Since joining Intralink, he has developed and executed numerous revenue-generating China market entry strategies for clients across a wide range of sectors. He has established partnerships and won design-ins in the renewable energy, life sciences, materials, software, power electronics and automotive spaces.

Originally from the UK and brought up in Belgium, Alex moved to China in 2006. He graduated with a BA in Chinese from Sheffield, an MA in International Business from Nottingham and an MBA from Manchester, and prior to joining Intralink he worked for a Sino-Dutch joint venture in China. He is a fluent Mandarin speaker and based in our Shanghai office.

Jonathan Cleave

Jonathan Cleave

SVP, Managing Director Korea

Jonathan joined Intralink after working for four years for a Korean software company where he managed the company’s international partner accounts. He heads up our Energy & Environment business unit and also has experience working across the consumer electronics, semiconductor, medical device and pharmaceutical industries.

Originally from the UK, Jonathan moved to Korea in 2004. After completing his Masters at Seoul National University, he was awarded the Korean Government Scholarship to write his Ph.D. thesis on South Korean industrial policy in the new and renewable energy sector. Jonathan is fluent in Korean and is based in our Seoul office.

William Jasprizza

William Jasprizza

SVP, Managing Director Japan

Will graduated from Sydney University with degrees in Science (Biochemistry) and Law. He practised as a lawyer with a large Sydney law firm before moving to Japan in 1997. Since joining Intralink Will has developed in-depth experience across multiple sectors including telecoms, healthcare, automotive and retail.

As the head of the Intralink IPR team, Will is also responsible for licensing, patent acquisition and tech transfer projects across Asia. He is a fluent Japanese speaker and based in our Tokyo office

Alex Gover

Alex Gover

SVP, Business Development Europe

Alex studied Japanese, Chinese and Economics at Oxford University and went on to take a Diploma in Advanced Japanese at Sophia University in Tokyo. He has worked in and with East Asia for the past 25 years, including for a time at Sony's International Marketing Division at the company's head office in Tokyo.

Before assuming his business development role in the UK, Alex worked for two years in Intralink's project office in Tokyo where he was responsible for developing and implementing market entry strategies across a range of sectors, including semiconductors, consumer electronics, telecommunications, and enterprise software. He was also a key member of the company's IPR licensing team.

Tommy Shiekman

Tommy Shiekman

SVP, Head of Business Development, North America

Tommy has worked in and with China for the majority of his career. He received a degree in East Asian Studies from Dickinson College, during which time he spent a year at Peking University studying Chinese. After graduation he moved to Shanghai and worked in China from 2007-2016.

Tommy joined Intralink in 2010 and became a Project Director in 2014. He has managed and directed client initiatives in the automotive, consumer electronics, software, clean energy, and IP licensing sectors, and has closed on behalf of his clients direct sales and licensing deals worth millions of dollars. He also led Intralink’s Government Services business in Greater China.

Tommy moved to San Jose, California in 2017 as Intralink's Business Development Director, North America to promote Intralink's services to North America-based technology companies.

Huw Thomas

Huw Thomas

SVP, Corporate Innovation Services, Europe

Huw has over fifteen years experience selling technology in Japan. Prior to Intralink, he worked for Sanyo Semiconductor Company as a sales and marketing manager, and subsequently at a Sanyo spin-off company where he worked with international corporate and government clients in the biometric and RFID spaces.

Huw was formerly the Managing Director of Intralink Japan and is now responsible for managing the delivery of Europe-based services to Asian clients.

Graham Barker

Graham Barker

VP, Business Development, Medtech & Life Sciences

Graham heads our Medtech & Life Sciences practice, with wide ranging experience across the sector. He has an 18-year track record of helping European companies develop global sales, licensing and sourcing strategies – in recent years focused specifically on Asia. Based in the UK, Graham has a degree in chemistry from Bristol University and extensive professional experience in chemicals, automotive, packaging and plastics in addition to medical technology and life sciences.

Michal Waszkiewicz

Michal Waszkiewicz

VP, Group Marketing

Michal is a double Master’s degree holder: in Korean Philology (UAM Poznan) and in International Business and Marketing (HUFS Seoul). He lived in Seoul 2008 - 2017 where was working extensively in the digital advertising space with the top Korean ad agencies and brands. He also has experience in managing projects related to ESS, electronics, enterprise software and retail.

Michal speaks fluent Polish, English and Korean, and is based in Intralink's head office in the UK.

Noel Pritchard

Noel Pritchard

VP, Business Development Asia

Prior to Intralink, Noel worked for Vodafone Global Enterprise specialising in mobile solutions targeted at top multinational enterprise customers. Later he moved to Vodafone M2M, and then Verizon Enterprise Services in Tokyo.

At Intralink Noel is a key member of our Telecoms Group, and also oversees our Outbound business. He holds an MBA from INSEAD, is a fluent Japanese-speaker and is based in our Tokyo office.

Oren Bernstein

Oren Bernstein

VP Business Development, North America

Originally from NY, Oren spent 7 years living and working in Japan in various technology BD and sales roles. Prior to Intralink he served as BD Director for a US wireless security software startup and an IT services firm growing both direct and indirect sales. As Project Manager in Intralink’s Tokyo office, Oren drove client initiatives in the security, financial, cloud software and clean energy segments. In 2012, Oren moved to San Jose, California as Intralink's Business Development Director, North America, and focuses on new business opportunities in the enterprise, industrial, adtech and digital media software, and clean tech sectors.

Richard Lyle

Richard Lyle

VP, Trade & FDI

Richard worked for UK Trade & Investment helping British companies develop their business in Japan and Japanese companies expand their activities in the UK. Prior to that, he worked for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in their international purchasing division, buying equipment for power plants.

Richard heads up our Government Services group maintaining client relationships and ensuring consistent delivery across all our offices in N.E. Asia. He is a fluent Japanese speaker and is based in our Tokyo office.

Solomon Bergen-Bartel

Solomon Bergen-Bartel

VP Business Development, North America

Sol has worked with over 50 Intralink clients across industries including biotech, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, automotive, enterprise & consumer software, semiconductors and wireless – from the chipset level to handsets and infrastructure. He has directed project teams across China, Taiwan, Korea and Japan engaged in a range of initiatives including business development and fundraising.

Sol first came to China in 2002. He worked as a research analyst in Shanghai focusing on the biotechnology sector and later wrote business intelligence reports on China foreign investment. He has a degree in biology from the University of Virginia.

Sol joined Intralink in January 2007 and is based in Boston. He is fluent in Mandarin.

Zhao Le

Zhao Le

VP, Chief Representative Intralink China

Since joining Intralink, Zhao Le has worked with numerous clients to identify and secure partners across multiple sectors including consumer electronics, telecoms, medical device, RTLS, retail design and sports equipment. She has a good knowledge of materials and production processes, has conducted investment site surveys for US investors, and acted as interim general manager for a British engineering firm with a wholly-owned sourcing and distribution facility in China.

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