Jeff Stiefler, the former president of American Express Co., has been named the chairman of inQ Inc., an Agoura Hills, Calif., provider of online management software.

Mr. Stiefler is a venture partner at Emergence Capital Partners, one of the software firm's backers. Before joining Emergence this year, he was the chairman and chief executive of Digital Insight Corp.

In a press release issued last week, Mr. Stiefler said that inQ's software is designed to boost sales for online marketers. His focus will be "to help the company build a large business serving financial institutions."