SAN FRANCISCO - Visa U.S.A. executive Les Mann has been recruited away by the health sciences company Biospace.com.

Mr. Mann, 48, who was Visa's senior vice president for merchant sales and integrated solutions, was named executive vice president of sales and marketing and will report to Biospace.com chief executive officer Timothy Fredel. Before his nine years at the card association, Mr. Mann worked 10 years at American Hospital Supply.

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