September 18, 2007 09:00 ET

Sitel Director of Fraud Prevention Named to International Economic Crime Council

Joel Bartow Among 20 National Experts Named to Esteemed Security Panel

NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwire - September 18, 2007) - Sitel, a leading global business process outsourcing (BPO) provider, today announced that Joel Bartow, CFE, CPP, the company's director of Fraud Prevention and Investigations, has been named a member of the Economic Crime Council of ASIS International. Bartow joins the exclusive council as its twentieth member, and will partner with the agency to provide education and information to help companies identify and respond to economic criminal activity.

As the world's leading retail, online, credit card, mortgage and investment banking providers continue to outsource their customer care to Sitel, integrity of consumer information is a top priority. Bartow's recognition by ASIS International is a testament to Sitel's continued commitment to fraud protection and identity theft prevention.

"Customers impart their most private information in every interaction with our associates -- from booking travel, to disputing a bill, to applying for a credit card -- and we take that responsibility very seriously," said Bartow. "As Sitel continues to expand its client base, it is vital that our management team be made aware of new technologies and practices in fraud protection. I look forward to contributing to the crime council and leveraging what I learn from my fellow members to better service Sitel's clients and customers."

About Sitel

Sitel is a global Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) leader. The company meets clients' customer care and transaction processing needs through 67,000 associates in 27 countries. Sitel provides world-class solutions from on-shore, nearshore and offshore locations across 155+ facilities throughout North America, South America, EMEA and Asia Pacific. The company's award-winning services provide clients with the strategic insight, scale and diversity of offerings to ensure the best return on their customer investment. The company is privately held and majority owned by Canadian diversified company, Onex Corporation. For more information, please visit

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