August 04, 2008 08:00 ET

Quova Expands Global Partner Team

Fair Isaac's Fraud Expert, Sonja Schindeler, Joins Quova

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - August 4, 2008) - Quova, Inc., the leading provider of Internet geolocation data services, today announced it has appointed Sonja Schindeler to vice president of partner development. As part of the growing global partner development team, Schindeler is joined by Kevin Mulvey, vice president of partner development, and Jon Heintschel, business development manager.

Schindeler joins Quova from Fair Isaac Corporation, where she most recently served as the vice president of global fraud solutions management. While at Fair Isaac, Schindeler held pivotal roles that contributed to the continued growth of the industry leading solution for payment card fraud detection. With more than 15 years of experience in the fraud and financial industry, she is an industry leader in innovative development of application and payment card fraud detection solutions. At Quova Schindeler will be driving partner development in the anti-fraud, security and compliance space.

Quova has established partnerships with more then 40 leading application providers to make it easier for companies to obtain the geolocation solutions they require. Quova's geolocation data is integrated with applications from Oracle, RSA, VeriSign and FiServ to provide risk monitoring, card-not-present fraud detection and multifactor authentication. Other partners such as Cybersource and Retail Decisions incorporate geolocation into their ecommerce fraud detection and payment services and ad networks like Real Media offer geotargeted solutions.

Kevin Mulvey joins Quova from Cape Business Concepts & Plans. Mulvey has more than 18 years of experience in the telecommunications and software industries and will be leading partner development in the infrastructure, tools and e-commerce platform space. Jon Heintschel, business development manager, will support existing partners in the Quova Certified Partner Program, a comprehensive partner education and certification program. Heintschel has more than 14 years of experience in the software industry across multiple technology sectors.

"Sonja's fraud-fighting knowledge will help Quova to significantly expand into new markets and further strengthen our financial institution expertise," said Bill Varga, executive vice president of business development at Quova. "The Quova Certified Partner Program is critical to delivering best-of-breed IP integrated geolocation solutions to customers."

Quova provides IP geolocation services to more than 300 organizations, including banks, government agencies, e-retailers and online casinos. Customers include BBC, Fox Interactive Media, Lending Tree,, MSN and Orbitz, as well as three of the top four search engines, powering 95% of all search-advertising results in the US.

About Quova, Inc.

Quova, Inc. enables online businesses to instantly identify where a visitor to their Web site is geographically located. Major e-retailers, ad networks, banks and government agencies integrate Quova's data into their Web applications to geo-target their advertising and content, detect identify theft and card-not-present fraud, manage digital content distribution, comply with local laws and more. Quova delivers detailed demographic and network characteristic data about an IP address, down to a city area. The data is 99.9% accurate at the country level and 96% accurate at the US State level (independent research conducted by Pricewaterhouse Coopers). Quova, founded in 2000, is based in Mountain View, California and is privately owned.

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