Industry and sector expertise to drive results
Dedicated practice groups to drive role-specific results
Intapp’s practice-group leaders are aligned to the different roles inside a firm that must collaborate to drive results for their partners, their firm, and their clients. They have visited hundreds of firms all over the world and provide counsel on what today’s professional and financial services firms need. Their guidance in finding the right solutions, tools, and strategies helps firms compete more effectively and provide exceptional client outcomes. That’s why our customers rely on them for road-tested guidance, insight, and support when the stakes are high.
The unique value of our practice-group leaders
Direct industry experience
Our PGLs each have extensive experience and expertise in the professional and financial services realm, giving them unparalleled insight into the challenges and needs of these firms. They also bring best practices across industries to offer new perspectives and approaches.
Accelerating your strategy through technology
Intapp our PGLs work closely with the largest R&D team in the industry, so they know exactly how our products and solutions can solve your problems, create opportunities, and increase scalability of critical initiatives.
Customer (and client) focus
Our team’s top priority is to help firms focus on key clients, industries, and networks to turn aspirations into actual results. Our fusion of the right software, solutions, and approaches improve the profitability and operations of your firm as well as your clients, which is the ultimate strategic advantage.
Pat Archbold, Vice President of the Intapp Leaders and Partners Practice
Pat Archbold brings more than 25 years of legal industry experience to the team. Pat consults with firms around the globe to solve complex business issues and help firms empower strategic planning, drawing on his deep background in risk management and familiarity with the challenges of technology change. He is a familiar voice in the industry, leading legal consortiums and roundtables around the world. Prior to joining Intapp in 2006 as employee No. 16, his career spanned all aspects of technology for the legal market, from publishing to consulting to software.
Tim Smith, Vice President & Practice Group Leader, Marketing and BD
As founder and former CEO of OnePlace (acquired by Intapp in May 2019), Tim Smith brings over 20 years of experience working at the forefront of technology innovation in the legal sector. He understands the unique needs and challenges of law firm marketing and business development professionals and, with deep domain expertise, successfully established OnePlace as a market leader in cloud-based client lifecycle management. Tim is now leading the charge on leveraging the combined strengths of Intapp and OnePlace to take OnePlace for marketing and business development to a new level.
Meg Block, Vice President, Risk Consulting
Meg Block has over 25 years of management consulting experience with professional services organizations. She joined Intapp in 2014 and began its risk management consulting practice. Before joining Intapp, Meg was a shareholder at Baker Robbins & Company and a senior manager in the Price Waterhouse Law Firm Services Group. She holds a BA in Philosophy, magna cum laude, from Bucknell University and a MS in Information Science from Syracuse University.
John Sharkey, Vice President and Practice Group Leader, Risk Practice
John Sharkey brings more than 30 years of legal industry experience to his role at Intapp. John co-founded Chase Technologies, Inc., a records management and conflicts software company, in 1990; he led the company as its president for nearly a decade until selling it in 1999. Prior to joining Intapp in 2008, John held sales leadership roles with MDY Advanced Technologies and CA Technologies. John was employee number 40 at Intapp and has helped the company grow over the past 11 years into the industry leader it is today.
John Callahan, Vice President and Practice Group Leader, Intapp Finance Practice
John Callahan brings more than 20 years of legal industry experience to the team. John has held senior leadership roles in several leading technology software companies, which specialized in serving the needs of professional services firms. John has consulted and advised with numerous leading firms in areas of profitability, pricing, and performance optimization that support firm competitiveness and growth. He is a frequent industry speaker, and firm leaders rely on John’s diverse and expansive experience to advise in areas that drive performance.
Darryl Cross, Practice Group Leader, Professional Services Firm Leaders and Partners
Darryl Cross is a practice group leader for Intapp, helping firm leaders, partners, and business executives dramatically improve results. He served as VP of performance development at LexisNexis and CMO at Benesch Law. Lawdragon named Darryl to its 2019 list of leading legal consultants. He is an inducted fellow of the College of Law Practice Management, a past member of the board of directors of the Legal Marketing Association, a graduate of the Law Firm Management program at The George Washington University, and author of Cultivating excellence: The art, science and grit of high performance.
Ron Bass, Practice Group Leader, Knowledge Management
Ron Bass is the practice group lead for the Knowledge Management team. He brings to Intapp over 30 years of experience in data, content, and media. Ron currently advises sales teams and clients on value creation when integrating third party data into their strategies and workflows. Ron is also the contact point between Intapp and Dun & Bradstreet, and is focused on expanding partnerships for customer-oriented content integrations across the Intapp platform. Prior to joining Intapp in 2018 Ron, worked for D&B, Verizon, and numerous AT&T organizations, in Asia, Europe, and Latin America.
Guy Adams, Practice Group Leader, Leaders and Partners
Guy Adams has over 20 years of experience in the legal industry, focusing on helping leadership teams better achieve the firm’s goals and ultimately grow the business. A former lawyer at Norton Rose Fulbright, KLegal (now part of Pinsent Masons) and RPC, Guy has first-hand experience affecting meaningful change management in complex professional services businesses. Over the past years he has become a trusted adviser to the Managing Partners and leadership teams at some of the world’s leading firms, helping them to successfully deliver collaborative strategies with a client-centric approach.
Makaylia Roberts Binkley, Director, Strategic Consulting
Makaylia Roberts Binkley has over a decade of experience inside professional services firms, focused particularly on client acceptance and collaboratively managing matter lifecycle. Prior to joining Intapp in 2016, she was the Director of Risk Management at an AM LAW 100 firm where she led risk teams and strategy. Makaylia was a practicing attorney before specializing in law firm risk and operations.