Biometric identity management firm Crossmatch has appointed industry veterans to lead sales initiatives in strategic markets.John Atkinson will now serve as vice president of global enterprise sales and Eduardo Parodi as vice president of government sales for Europe, Africa and Latin America.”We are pleased to have Eduardo and John as part of the Crossmatch team,” noted Lance Roncalli, senior vice president of global sales. “Their combined experience in the enterprise software and security markets, as well as broad range of industry relationships, support our go to market initiatives.” Eduardo has over 20 years of experience in driving sales, growing partner relationships and managing global sales activities with foreign governments. He was most recently vice president of sales & business development for Smiths Detection where he coordinated and supervised the regional strategy and sales efforts for both government and commercial customers in the aviation and critical infrastructure markets.Eduardo holds a degree in History from the University of Texas with specialisation in Latin American studies. Eduardo served in the military and spent over eight years in law enforcement before turning to the private sector, establishing his own security integration company targeting projects in Latin America.John has a long history of leading and growing global sales organizations for enterprise software solution and information technology companies. He most recently was the chief sales and marketing officer at Widepoint where he was responsible for building out an enterprise mobility management solution for the commercial marketplace and driving a cloud-based IDaaS solution for government customers.John holds a BSc Honors degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from The Queen's University of Belfast, Northern Ireland.”These critical appointments are consistent with the direction and growth plans that Crossmatch is undertaking with a strong focus towards solving both US and international identity management challenges, as well as commercial and government IT security issues,” stated Richard Agostinelli, Crossmatch CEO.Crossmatch will be exhibiting at connect:ID 2016, 14-16 March, Washington DC. connect:ID is an international conference and exhibition that focuses on all aspects of identity technologies and the opportunities for their management in both the physical and digital worlds.