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Crossmatch appoints Eduardo Parodi and John Atkinson to lead sales initiatives in strategic markets

Published on 13 January, 2016
Crossmatch appoints Eduardo Parodi and John Atkinson to lead sales initiatives in Europe, Africa and Latin America
Their combined experience in enterprise software and security markets supports Crossmatch’s sales initiatives

Crossmatch, a leading provider of identity management enrolment and authentication solutions, announced the appointment of John Atkinson 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 Parodi

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 8 years in law enforcement before turning to the private sector, establishing his own security integration company targeting projects in Latin America.

John Atkinson

John has a long history of leading and growing global sales organisations 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 Honours degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from The Queen’s University of Belfast, Northern Ireland.

The appointments

“These critical appointments are consistent with the direction and growth plans that Crossmatch is undertaking with a strong focus towards solving both the US & international identity management challenges, as well as commercial and government IT security issues,” stated Richard Agostinelli, Crossmatch CEO.

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