04-27-2010 09:16 AM CET - IT, New Media & Software

SOFTPRO North America: Rod Vesling appointed as President for E-Signature Solutions

Press release from: SOFTPRO GmbH
Rod Vesling, President of SOFTPRO North America E-Signing Solutions
Rod Vesling, President of SOFTPRO North America E-Signing Solutions
Softpro North America, the world's leading vendor of systems for capture and verification of handwritten signatures and fraud prevention solutions, today announced the appointment of Rod Vesling as President for E-Signing Solutions.

In his former role Rod was the Senior Vice President and Officer for the Interlink Electronics eTransactions business unit. Rod was with Interlink for almost ten years and has gained the reputation of being one of the world’s most knowledgeable experts for electronic signatures.

As new President of E-signing Solutions of Softpro North America Rod Vesling will take care of business development, partner management, marketing, public relation and sales.

Heinz Reschke, CEO of the Softpro Group: "Rod knows the American E-Signing market like no other. His skills reach far beyond just speaking the language of our potential customers. His previous career achievements demonstrate his outstanding commitment. His vision and innovative way of approaching the market with real solutions fits perfectly with SOFTPRO's long-term vision: To be a forerunner and beacon for all those interested in the use of signatures without paper."

Rod Vesling: "The opportunity for automating paper based business processes utilizing electronic signatures to facilitate straight through processing is significant in North America. The economic benefit is real. Softpro is well positioned to prevail in this still emerging market given its rich history in delivering impactful signature fraud detection and secure electronic signature solutions around the world. Together with the company’s solid financial position, leading technologies, excellent people and vision for the future, I couldn’t be more pleased to be joining Softpro at this time."

In his former career Rod also served as Vice President of OEM Sales and Strategic Initiatives for Plasmon (formally LMS, a division of Philips Electronics) and was also employed by the Eastman Kodak Company, where he held several senior positions, including positions in sales and marketing and business development. Rod earned his Masters in Business Administration from the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business, University of Rochester, New York. He has an Economics degree from St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York.

Softpro founded its US-subsidiary in 1999. The US market is regarded as one the most promising one for the future expansion of Softpro.

Rod Vesling may be contacted via e-mail rod.vesling@softpro-na.com, phone +1 805 279-3993 and office snail mail to SOFTPRO North America, E-Signature Solutions, Rod Vesling, 2629 Townsgate, Suite 235, Westlake Village, CA 91361, United States.

About Softpro

The Softpro Group is the worldwide leading vendor of systems for capture and verification of handwritten signatures. The company is based in Boeblingen, Germany with local subsidiaries in North America (Bear, Delaware), the United Kingdom (London), and Asia-Pacific (Singapore). The group currently employs an international staff of over 60 people, enabling more than 200 companies worldwide to streamline their document and transaction workflows.

With its "eSign Workflow" product line, Softpro provides solutions for securing the authenticity and integrity of documents within electronic processes, such as those required for legal contracts. For this purpose, a unique signature technology is used to extract and evaluate both the static and dynamic (biometric) characteristics of handwritten signatures.

Softpro's "Fraud Prevention Solutions" portfolio provides a holistic approach to detecting and preventing fraud in paper-based processes (such as payment transactions), as well as increasing operational efficiency using signature management and verification solutions.

Please contact for additional information:

Joerg-M. Lenz
Manager PR

Wilhelmstrasse 34
71034 Boeblingen
Phone: +49 7031 6606 0
Fax: +49 7031 6606 66

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