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Zoot Appoints Paul Thielemann to Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing


Seasoned executive to lead client service, industry education and company growth

November 17, 2009

Zoot, a leading provider of advanced instant credit decisioning and loan origination solutions, announced today the appointment of Paul Thielemann to the position of senior vice president of sales and marketing. Prior to taking responsibility for Zoot’s sales and marketing efforts, Thielemann served as vice president of client care at Zoot.

Thielemann brings more than 20 years of financial industry know-how from both an IT and business perspective to this role. He has experience in the mortgage lending, consumer lending, credit card processing, and insurance fields. In his new position, Thielemann will lead all aspects of client service activities and the company’s sales efforts. His focus will be on building and maintaining strong relationships with clients and prospects by introducing new ideas, supporting their values and visions, as well as responding to their needs and strategies.

“I’m looking forward to my new role at Zoot.  As a technology provider, Zoot is leading the way in solving many of the challenges the financial services industry is facing. I’m committed to helping the industry turn the corner and rebuild in these trying economic times,” said Thielemann. “Zoot’s solutions are designed to help our clients address their unique business needs, with the flexibility to adapt when those needs change or the market fluctuates.” 

An example of the company’s responsiveness to its prospect and client base is the development of Zoot’s Credit Risk Lab. The market changes during the past 18 months have driven a dramatic increase in the need for testing and implementing credit criteria in a timely fashion. “Zoot has assisted many clients in a quick and profitable approach to credit policy management with the introduction of the Credit Risk Lab,” said Thielemann. “The solution enables lenders to quickly develop new risk policy in a market where consumer behavior is less predictable, budgets and staff are tight and banks need to keep lending without fear of incurring undue risk.”

“Paul’s team is responsible for informing the market about Zoot solutions and services, as well as industry trends and opportunities. This is an important role that helps ensure our clients and prospects are poised for success as the market begins to pick up,” said Dennis Dixon, president of Zoot. “Paul’s experience working closely with Zoot’s clients during the past two years will serve him well in his new position. We’re pleased he is taking on a new role within the company and will continue to assist our clients in meeting their business and IT goals.”

To read Thielemann’s executive biography and learn more about Zoot’s executive management team, visit www.zootweb.com/executive_biographies.

About Zoot
Bozeman, Mont.-based Zoot Enterprises, Inc. provides credit decisioning and loan origination solutions through a configurable, scalable and reliable platform to large and innovative U.S. financial services institutions. Visit http://www.zootweb.com or call 406.556.7555 for more information.

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