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The Region’s Largest IPO Ever - The Inside Story from ‘14 Alumnus

June 22, 2020

ZoomInfo went public on June 4, 2020, and its initial public offering (IPO) raised more than $900 million, making it the region’s largest IPO ever. James Henry ’14, Corporate Counsel for ZoomInfo, took a few moments to answer some questions about what it’s like working for a company during the IPO process.

How long have you been corporate counsel of ZoomInfo?

I have been Corporate Counsel at ZoomInfo (formerly DiscoverOrg) for nearly three years.

How did you get started at the company?

I had known about the company before I applied for the position and knew this was an organization and industry I wanted to be a part of (formerly, I was in-house counsel for a national senior living management company). It’s been an exciting opportunity to be a part of a fast-growing business. Currently, I lead the commercial legal team consisting of two other attorneys and two contract administrators.

What was your role in the IPO?

There is so much that goes into an IPO that it’s hard to pinpoint all the contributions and efforts from those involved. One interesting piece of value I was able to provide throughout this mammoth process was to translate our business model and internal operations to our outside counsel for the drafting of our S-1.

What were some memorable experiences of the IPO process?

The day of the IPO was obviously the most memorable part because it was a culmination of a lot of hard work by countless people. Also, the positive response since the IPO has been very encouraging and validating of all of our efforts to get to this point.

Anything else you want to add about your work at ZoomInfo?

The IPO process was a very unique opportunity and I am grateful that I was able to be a small part of it. ZoomInfo is an incredible company with a bright future. I have been continually impressed with how the business has hired smart, motivated, and kind people.

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