Quova Names Jim Hale Senior VP of Field Operations

Technology Veteran to Lead Quova's International Service and Support

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Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from Quova, Inc.

    REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Quova, Inc., a leading
 provider of Internet infrastructure intelligence services to e-businesses,
 today announced that Jim Hale has joined the executive team as senior vice
 president of field operations. Mr. Hale will leverage his extensive management
 and technology experience to expand Quova's Fortune 500-targeted selling
 programs and broaden the global support and professional service organizations
 around its GeoPoint(SM) geolocation service. He will report directly to
 Marie Alexander, the company's president and chief executive officer.
     "The rapid adoption of GeoPoint as a key component of our customers'
 e-business architectures has validated Quova's business model," said
 Marie Alexander, CEO of Quova. "As our global presence and list of strategic
 customers continue to grow, it is incumbent upon us to focus on and nurture
 our customers' efforts to optimize their online presence. We believe that
 effort requires the leadership of an executive of Jim's caliber."
     Quova has developed patent-pending technology that maps the Internet
 infrastructure. Quova's first service, GeoPoint enables online businesses to
 identify the geographic location of Internet users. GeoPoint is used in a wide
 variety of applications such as e-commerce, online marketing, content
 customization, digital rights management and authentication.
     "Quova has been rapidly gaining momentum as the dominant Internet
 geolocation industry leader," said Jim Hale, senior vice president of field
 operations at Quova. "I am here to continue the development and expansion of
 key opportunities helping the company continue to succeed in the marketplace."
     Hale comes to Quova with over 25 years of sales and management experience
 in high technology. Most recently, Hale was vice president of North American
 operations with Optika, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPTK). Prior to Optika, he was a
 regional vice president at Vantive Corporation, where he increased regional
 revenue by more than 80% and finished the year with the top-producing sales
 team in the country. Hale has also held high-level sales and management
 positions at IBM, Oracle and Ernst & Young LLP. He holds a BA from the
 University of California, Santa Barbara.
 
     About Quova
     Founded in January 2000, Quova, Inc. provides Internet infrastructure
 intelligence services to e-businesses, enabling them to dynamically optimize
 their online presence for each customer. GeoPoint(SM), Quova's first service,
 enables online businesses to determine the geographic location of
 Internet-connected devices. Quova is a privately owned company and has
 received investments from SOFTBANK Venture Capital, IDG Ventures, Nexus Group,
 VeriSign and Fidelity Ventures. Quova's headquarters are located at 303 Twin
 Dolphin Drive, Suite 410, Redwood City, Calif., 94065 and can be reached by
 phone at 650-508-0700, by fax at 650-508-0147, by email at info@quova.com or
 on the Web at http://www.quova.com/ . Quova's European office is located in
 Amsterdam.
 
 

SOURCE Quova, Inc.
    REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Quova, Inc., a leading
 provider of Internet infrastructure intelligence services to e-businesses,
 today announced that Jim Hale has joined the executive team as senior vice
 president of field operations. Mr. Hale will leverage his extensive management
 and technology experience to expand Quova's Fortune 500-targeted selling
 programs and broaden the global support and professional service organizations
 around its GeoPoint(SM) geolocation service. He will report directly to
 Marie Alexander, the company's president and chief executive officer.
     "The rapid adoption of GeoPoint as a key component of our customers'
 e-business architectures has validated Quova's business model," said
 Marie Alexander, CEO of Quova. "As our global presence and list of strategic
 customers continue to grow, it is incumbent upon us to focus on and nurture
 our customers' efforts to optimize their online presence. We believe that
 effort requires the leadership of an executive of Jim's caliber."
     Quova has developed patent-pending technology that maps the Internet
 infrastructure. Quova's first service, GeoPoint enables online businesses to
 identify the geographic location of Internet users. GeoPoint is used in a wide
 variety of applications such as e-commerce, online marketing, content
 customization, digital rights management and authentication.
     "Quova has been rapidly gaining momentum as the dominant Internet
 geolocation industry leader," said Jim Hale, senior vice president of field
 operations at Quova. "I am here to continue the development and expansion of
 key opportunities helping the company continue to succeed in the marketplace."
     Hale comes to Quova with over 25 years of sales and management experience
 in high technology. Most recently, Hale was vice president of North American
 operations with Optika, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPTK). Prior to Optika, he was a
 regional vice president at Vantive Corporation, where he increased regional
 revenue by more than 80% and finished the year with the top-producing sales
 team in the country. Hale has also held high-level sales and management
 positions at IBM, Oracle and Ernst & Young LLP. He holds a BA from the
 University of California, Santa Barbara.
 
     About Quova
     Founded in January 2000, Quova, Inc. provides Internet infrastructure
 intelligence services to e-businesses, enabling them to dynamically optimize
 their online presence for each customer. GeoPoint(SM), Quova's first service,
 enables online businesses to determine the geographic location of
 Internet-connected devices. Quova is a privately owned company and has
 received investments from SOFTBANK Venture Capital, IDG Ventures, Nexus Group,
 VeriSign and Fidelity Ventures. Quova's headquarters are located at 303 Twin
 Dolphin Drive, Suite 410, Redwood City, Calif., 94065 and can be reached by
 phone at 650-508-0700, by fax at 650-508-0147, by email at info@quova.com or
 on the Web at http://www.quova.com/ . Quova's European office is located in
 Amsterdam.
 
 SOURCE  Quova, Inc.