Wellpoint Systems Appoints 2 New Senior Vice Presidents

WellPoint Systems Inc. announced the appointments of Karen (Carrie) Manion to the position of Senior Vice
President, Sales and Services, and Michael Weiss to the position of Senior Vice President, Software and Technology. The positions will report to Wellpoint Systems' Chief Operating Officer, Richard Slack.

"We are excited to have Carrie and Mike join WellPoint Systems' senior management team," said Richard Slack, Chief Operating Officer for WellPoint Systems, Inc. "Both bring extensive experience in building and leading high performance teams, achieving goals and driving results to their respective roles. I expect them to contribute greatly during this period of renewed focus on profitable growth."

As SVP Sales and Services, Manion will be responsible for managing professional services and global sales - both direct and through channel. 

Manion brings more than 20 years of experience in software sales, channel business development and sales management. Manion previously held senior sales positions at J.D. Edwards, PeopleSoft, and SPL World. Most recently, she was Vice President Sales for Bolo Systems, Inc., which was acquired by Wellpoint Systems in August, 2007. Manion has a Bachelor of Science in Information Sciences from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Most recently Weiss was Vice President, R&D for Wellpoint Systems, Inc. In his new role as Senior Vice President, Software and Technology,  Weiss will be responsible for all R&D, product development, and customer support for the Company. He has previously held senior level software development positions at a number of large technology companies including Halliburton Digital & Consulting Solutions, where he was Director, R&D managing a group of more than 100 software developers globally building leading edge solutions for the oil and gas industry. Weiss has more than 24 years of experience in managing the design, development, deployment and marketing of commercial high tech software products. During this time he has
gained significant experience developing applications in a variety of database environments, including ORACLE, Microsoft and IBM. He holds degrees in mechanical engineering and computer science from the University of New York.

"Carrie and Mike bring great experience to their roles leading our sales, services, and software divisions," said Frank Stanford, Chief Executive Officer of Wellpoint Systems, Inc. "Over the past three months we have added
significant strength to our leadership team. Combined with the recent appointments of Richard Slack as COO and Bharat Mahajan as CFO, I am confident that this new team will deliver results, helping us achieve our goals with respect to both revenue growth and profitability."