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New appointments to advance Crossmatch sales initiatives

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Identity management and authentication firm Crossmatch announced the appointment of John Atkinson as vice president of global enterprise sales and Eduardo Parodi as vice president of government sales for Europe, Africa and Latin America.

Lance Roncalli, senior vice president of global sales commented on the appointments, “We are pleased to have Eduardo and John as part of the Crossmatch team. Their combined experience in the enterprise software and security markets, as well as broad range of industry relationships, support our go to market initiatives.”

Mr. Parodi has more than 20 years experience driving sales, growing partner relationships and managing global sales activities with foreign governments.

Most recently he was the vice president of sales & business development for Smiths Detection where he coordinated and supervised the regional strategy and sales efforts for both government and commercial customers in the aviation and critical infrastructure markets. Parodi also served in the military and spent 8 years in law enforcement before joining the private sector with his own security integration company targeting projects in Latin America.

Mr. Atkinson has lead and grown global sales organizations for enterprise software solution and information technology companies. He most recently was the chief sales and marketing officer at Widepoint responsible for building out an enterprise mobility management solution for the commercial marketplace and driving a cloud-based IDaaS solution for government customers.

“These critical appointments are consistent with the direction and growth plans that Crossmatch is undertaking with a strong focus towards solving both US & international identity management challenges, as well as commercial and government IT security issues,” said Richard Agostinelli, Crossmatch CEO.

Just last month, Crossmatch announced that Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge (BAMF), the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees, has deployed its Guardian fingerprint scanner to enroll the biometrics of thousands of refugees and migrants entering Germany. BAMF has already purchased over 1,000 Guardian devices that are deployed at more than 36 field offices where refugees are fingerprinted as part of the asylum application processing.

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