SOURCE: AMS Services

November 27, 2007 09:11 ET

Darryl Lemecha Named Vertafore CIO

New Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer to Lead Corporate Information Technology Initiatives

BOTHELL, WA--(Marketwire - November 27, 2007) - Vertafore™, Inc., a leading provider of specialized software and information solutions for the insurance industry, named Darryl Lemecha senior vice president and chief information officer (CIO). Lemecha's responsibilities include leading corporate information technology strategy and hosting services for all Vertafore's business units including AMS Services®, BenefitPoint®, ImageRight® and SilverPlume®.

"As a leader in the insurance technology business, Vertafore is committed to building a world-class management team with extensive experience across all facets of our business," said Euan Menzies, president and CEO of Vertafore. "Darryl's extensive experience and strong technology vision will add essential new competencies to our team as we strive to deliver highly scalable, world-class solutions to our insurance customers."

Before joining Vertafore, Lemecha served as CIO for ChoicePoint, a provider of decision-making technology and information. At ChoicePoint, Lemecha's responsibilities included technology shared services, security and risk management, customer support and implementation and customer credentials management. In his role as ChoicePoint CIO, Lemecha received numerous accolades including being named one of Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders, Oracle CIO of the Quarter and a finalist for the Georgia CIO of the Year.

Prior to joining ChoicePoint, Lemecha served as senior vice president and CIO of Insignia Financial Group. At Insignia, Lemecha directed the firm's strategic and emerging use of information technologies worldwide.

About Vertafore, Inc.

Vertafore is a leading provider of specialized software and information solutions for the insurance industry and delivers solutions to facilitate independent agent productivity and carrier/agent connectivity. Vertafore's principal operating entities are AMS Services, BenefitPoint, ImageRight and SilverPlume. AMS Services provides agency software and services to more than 15,000 independent insurance agencies and 150,000 users. BenefitPoint's Aptus solution is the leading management system solution serving the needs of brokers and agents within the employee benefits arena. ImageRight is the market leader in insurance-specific document management and workflow solutions. SilverPlume is the industry's leading aggregator of insurance reference content for risk analysis and underwriting support. For more information on Vertafore and its operating entities, please visit www.vertafore.com.

AMS, BenefitPoint, ImageRight, SilverPlume and Vertafore are trademarks of Vertafore, Inc.

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