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JAMES HAMMOND III APPOINTED TO SENIOR VP OF MARKETING AT INTERNET SECURITIES, INC.
Boston, MA, January 04, 2000 - Internet Securities, Inc., the pioneering provider of Internet-delivered emerging markets news and business information, announced today the appointment of James Hammond III to Senior VP of Marketing.
"Jim joined Internet Securities over two years ago as the Regional Director for Latin America. Since then, he has played a significant role in the growth of Internet Securities and its presence in the Latin American markets," says Gary Mueller, President and Chief Executive Officer at Internet Securities, Inc. Brian de Lacy, Chief Operating Officer at Internet Securities adds, "Jim built our presence in Latin America and managed the development of several regional products from ground up. He has a good understanding of our customers' information needs and I am confident he will be very successful as our Senior VP of Marketing."
Hammond joined Internet Securities in 1997 as Regional Director for Latin America. During this time, he played a key role in the development of more than eight Latin American Internet products. He helped establish a presence in more than four countries and managed a team of more than fifty employees.
"This company has a bright future ahead of it and an exceptional team that will make sure we achieve continued success," says Hammond. "I am very excited about my new role and look forward to focusing on the strategic direction of the company and the ISI Emerging Markets service."
A native of Boston, Massachusetts, Hammond has a dual residence in Mexico City and Santiago. He will return to Internet Securities' Boston-based headquarters January 15th at which time, he will officially transition into the Senior VP of Marketing role. Prior to joining Internet Securities, Hammond was the Associate Publisher of World Times, a Latin American publication. Hammond attained his undergraduate degree from Columbia University and graduated from the Arthur D. Little School of Management with a Masters of Science in Management.
Hammond's appointment to Senior VP of Marketing came several days prior to the announcement of Matthew Pasternak joining Internet Securities, Inc. as the Director of Operations for the Americas. Pasternak, formerly a Project Director and Partner of Business Intelligence Associates, LLP in Greenwich, Connecticut will be based in the Internet Securities' Manhattan sales office, located on 488 Madison Avenue.
"Pasternak brings over fifteen years experience in sales, product marketing and business development in both North and South America to our organization," says de Lacy, Chief Operations Officer. "In his new role with ISI, he will be responsible for managing sales operations and customer service in the Americas."
About ISI Emerging Markets - Local Information, Global Advantage
ISI Emerging Markets provides in-depth information about emerging market economies including financial, economic and political news and information, and transmits that data through an innovative Internet distribution model. Full-text news articles, financial statements, industry analyses, equity quotes, macroeconomic statistics, and market-specific information, which are derived directly from local information providers, appear both in English and in the local language.
The subscription-based service enables users to access a comprehensive range of information derived directly from more than 3000 leading publications located throughout Latin America, Europe and Asia. The fast-growing service combines an intuitive interface and powerful search capabilities with in-depth, timely and comprehensive coverage.
ISI Emerging Markets products have continually earned outstanding recognition and product reviews, including "perfect scores" in all categories and a "must have" ranking from Information World Review, and a first place ranking by the Wall Street Journal Europe among business web sites. The growing list of markets covered currently includes: Argentina, Baltic States, Brazil, Bulgaria, Central Asia and the Caucasus, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Hungary, India, Mexico, Peru, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Turkey, Ukraine and Venezuela.
About Internet Securities Inc.
Internet Securities, Inc., a Euromoney Institutional Investor company, serves emerging markets specialists at financial institutions and multinational corporations in the United States, Europe, and emerging markets. In addition to worldwide headquarters in Boston and European headquarters in London, clients are served through sixteen offices throughout Latin America, Europe and Asia. ISI Emerging Markets is distributed through the Internet or direct dial. Additional information can be obtained by contacting Internet Securities, Inc. at 695 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA 02111 USA, telephone (617) 204-3100, fax (617) 204-3101, or by visiting our web site at www.securities.com