SOURCE: The 41st Parameter

April 04, 2007 08:00 ET

The 41st Parameter Expands Management Team With Appointment of Two Seasoned Executives

Jack Harbaugh to Head Strategic Channel Development and Ib Mussa to Lead Client Services

SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 4, 2007 -- The 41st Parameter, a leader in agent-less client device identification (CDI) and document masking solutions for the online channel, today announced the appointment of two executives to its senior management team. Jack Harbaugh joins as vice president of business development and is responsible for the expansion of strategic partnerships designed to create new sales channels for the Company's Internet fraud detection and identity theft prevention solutions. Ib Mussa serves as vice president of client services and leads the creation and delivery of the Company's professional services and customer support strategies. Together, the seasoned executives bring more than 55 years of management and industry expertise to The 41st Parameter.

Mr. Harbaugh has held senior management roles in business development, sales, marketing and strategic partnerships for leading technology, retail and eCommerce organizations. Prior to joining the Company, Harbaugh was vice president of sales for the Supply Chain Planning Solutions division of Manhattan Associates. He was also vice president of sales, marketing and business development for Evant, a leading retail management software firm, where he was instrumental in helping grow the company from a start-up organization to its successful acquisition by Manhattan Associates.

Mr. Mussa has held senior management positions in client services, strategic alliances, technology planning and operations for leading organizations including Converge, Baan and Del Monte Foods/RJR Nabisco. At Converge, a global electronics trading exchange, he oversaw Asia-Pacific operations and successfully grew the business by more than $200 million in just five years.

"Jack and Ib bring significant experience and leadership to the Company in developing key channel partnerships and building a world-class client services organization," commented Robert Lewis, CEO at The 41st Parameter. "Building out a strategic network of partners and a solid infrastructure and responsive services team to support enterprise accounts will help us meet growing demand for our device identification and document masking solutions."

Mr. Harbaugh is a graduate of Boston University's School of Management and received his MBA from Suffolk University. Mr. Mussa is a graduate of the University of Southern California and received a master's degree in computer science from the University of California at Irvine.

About The 41st Parameter

As the pioneer of agent-less, client device identification (CDI) and document masking solutions for online fraud detection and prevention, The 41st Parameter offers highly accurate, non-intrusive fraud control measures for eCommerce, eBanking and other online businesses. By continuously collecting new and unique parameters from end-user computers during online account access or order processing, the Company's patent-pending technologies enable forensic identification of PCs and online devices. Such accurate device identification helps improve operational efficiencies and minimize investigative resources, saving time and money while better protecting legitimate customers. All of the Company's solutions require no end-user registration, enrollment, downloads or installations. To find out how the Company is making fraud history, visit or call 1.888.the.41st (1.888.843.4178).

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