Valicert Inc. has appointed Alexander Garcia- Tobar as vice president, international, to focus on developing a global infrastructure for Valicert's certificate validation technology.
The technology is used to ensure that a digital certificate presented in electronic commerce has not expired or been revoked.
Yosi Amram, president and chief executive officer, said Mr. Garcia-Tobar "brings a wealth of international experience that will become increasingly important to Valicert as commerce on the Internet continues to grow."
Mr. Garcia-Tobar had been international director of Forrester Research Inc. and guided the creation of the firm's European headquarters.
Earlier he worked on international sales development and strategic partnerships for Individual Inc., which was headed by Mr. Amram. Mr. Garcia-Tobar earned an international economics degree from Yale University.