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Informax Names Patrick Blake to Lead Europe, Middle East, Africa Operations

NEW YORK, April 20 – InforMax has named Patrick Blake, a former recruiting consultant for the software consulting industries, to lead its operations in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, the company said Friday.

Formally titled vice president and managing director, Blake will oversee all aspects of the company’s business in the region, including sales, marketing, and customer support. He will work at the company’s European headquarters in Oxford, UK.

Blake most recently served as president of Montauk Solutions International, a management consulting firm focusing on international recruiting, retention, and organizational development for software and consulting firms, including Informax. Before that, Blake served as General Manager of JBA International, a software and management consulting firm.

"[Blake’s] extensive background in the software industry and global management will provide us with the leadership we need to continue to grow InforMax's business in the EMEA region,” said James Bernstein, president of InforMax, in a statement.

In a conference call earlier this month to discuss projected first quarter 2001 revenues, Informax said that it would begin offering bioinformatics consulting services, or what the company termed “scientific management consulting services.”