SOURCE: Message Systems

April 22, 2008 09:20 ET

Message Systems Hires CFO

James Elder Joins Message Systems to Manage Finance Operations for Continued Rapid Growth

COLUMBIA, MD--(Marketwire - April 22, 2008) - Email solutions provider Message Systems announced today that it has hired James Elder as chief financial officer. An expert in financial modeling and analysis, process improvement and redesign, cash management and technology integration, Elder brings 14 years of accounting and finance experience to Message Systems.

"We're pleased to welcome James to our executive leadership team," said George Schlossnagle, president and CTO for Message Systems. "His deep understanding of financial reporting, analysis, forecasting, budgeting and controls will serve us well during what we predict to be a continuation of rapid growth for Message Systems."

Elder has diverse experience in the consumer goods, distribution and transportation industries where he developed an aptitude for proactively identifying and resolving problems, implementing solutions, defining and implementing accounting and operations processes, maximizing productivity and delivering significant profit increases. Prior to joining Message Systems, he filled financial and accounting roles ranging from director of Planning to director of Financial Operations to audit manager at 180s, Aether, Black & Decker and Deloitte & Touche. Elder holds a B.S. in Accounting from Towson University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

About Message Systems

Founded in 1997, Message Systems is a worldwide provider of email software solutions and services for email service providers (ESPs), Internet service providers (ISPs) and large enterprises that need to manage the delivery of large amounts of business-critical email. Through a combination of technology, partnerships and intellectual capital, Message Systems offers a family of software solutions and services that address the email infrastructure and deliverability needs for organizations ranging from regional businesses to the Global 2000. With the most powerful Message Transfer Agent (MTA) on the market supporting more than 100,000 concurrent connections per server, Message Systems gets millions of unique messages to the right place at the right time. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, Message Systems has a network of channel partners in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, go to

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