Patrick J. Fox and Joseph A. Hoffman have joined Metris Cos. as senior vice presidents.

Mr. Fox, who works in new business development, was at Bank of America since 1994, most recently as director of product management and new business development.

He has also worked at Bank One, Comerica Bank, and Citibank.

Mr. Hoffman, a marketing officer, held executive marketing positions over the last two years at Advanta Corp., most recently vice president of affinity and cobranding. Before that he was at Citibank, most recently as vice president of its Choice brand.

"One of the challenges we face as the nation's fastest-growing credit card issuer is management depth," said Ronald N. Zebeck, president and chief executive officer of Metris. "Our already strong management team continues to gain talent, experience, and diversity with our recent additions."

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