Crossmatch Appoints Industry Veterans to Lead Sales Initiatives in Strategic Markets

Supporting key corporate positioning and growth objectives

Jan 12, 2016, 08:07 ET from Crossmatch

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., Jan. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Crossmatch™, a leading provider of identity management enrollment and authentication solutions, 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.

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

Eduardo has over 20 years of experience in driving sales, growing partner relationships and managing global sales activities with foreign governments. He was most recently 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.

Eduardo holds a degree in History from the University of Texas with specialization in Latin American studies. Eduardo served in the military and spent over 8 years in law enforcement before turning to the private sector, establishing his own security integration company targeting projects in Latin America.

John has a long history of leading and growing global sales organizations for enterprise software solution and information technology companies. He most recently was the chief sales and marketing officer at Widepoint where he was responsible for building out an enterprise mobility management solution for the commercial marketplace and driving a cloud-based IDaaS solution for government customers.

John holds a BSc Honors degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from The Queen's University of Belfast, Northern Ireland.

"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," stated Richard Agostinelli, Crossmatch CEO.

About Crossmatch
Crossmatch helps organizations solve their identity management challenges through biometrics. Our enrollment and authentication solutions are trusted to create, validate and manage identities for a wide range of government, law enforcement, financial institution, retail and commercial applications. Our solutions are designed using proven biometric technologies, flexible enrollment and strong multi-factor authentication software, and deep industry expertise. We offer an experienced professional services capability to assess, design, implement and optimize our identity management solutions for a customer's individual challenges. Our products and solutions are utilized by over 200 million people in more than 80 countries. Learn more at

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