Edify Corp. has hired Mike Smith to spearhead an overseas expansion of its electronic commerce and self-service banking systems businesses.
Mr. Smith was named director of the Europe, Middle East, and Africa region, where current Edify customers include Alitalia Airlines, Banco di Roma, British Broadcasting Corp., DHL Italy, Hewlett-Packard Italy, Hewlett-Packard United Kingdom, Royal Bank of Scotland International, Sony Italy, and Swiss Reinsurance Co.
He was most recently vice president for the same territory at Auspex Systems, an enterprise data management software company.
"Mr. Smith's proven track record in establishing partner and operational excellence for technology companies makes him ideally suited to direct our EMEA operations," said Joseph G. Brown, Edify's vice president of worldwide sales.
Meanwhile, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. has gone live with an on-line bank using Edify software. ANZ Internet Banking supports all account balances and funds transfers, electronic bill payments, and the Microsoft Money and Intuit Quicken personal financial management programs.