Mailshell Adds Management Depth To Bolster Global Expansion; Names Michael Darnaud As Senior Vice President Of Sales

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Mailshell named industry veteran Michael Darnaud as its senior vice president of worldwide sales. Darnaud will oversee Mailshell’s global expansion of “Powered by Mailshell” OEM solutions.

Mailshell, the OEM anti-spam and anti-phishing leader, today announced the addition of Michael Darnaud to its executive management team in the role of senior vice president of worldwide sales. Darnaud will oversee Mailshell’s global expansion of “Powered by Mailshell” OEM solutions.

Darnaud brings significant expertise in security software and OEM licensing to Mailshell. His prior experience includes executive sales roles at Kenai Systems, a provider of vulnerability assessment and policy compliance solutions for Web services and SOA, and executive responsibility for OEM partnerships at Brixlogic, a leading provider of next-generation financial messaging software solutions. Michael also led Whistle Communications’ expansion in Asia Pacific prior to the company’s successful acquisition by IBM, and spent seven years at British Telecom in the United States and France, working in various product management and strategic marketing capacities.

“Michael will be instrumental helping our OEM partners sell more of their ‘Powered by Mailshell’ solutions,” said Tonny Yu, founder and CEO of Mailshell. “With both our profits and revenues higher than ever before, this is the right time for us to strengthen our core team. Since more than half of our business comes from overseas partnerships, Michael’s background and experience are particularly well-suited to our growth plans.”

Darnaud holds an MBA in International Marketing and Finance from INSEAD, an Engineering degree in Telecommunications and a BA in Economics from the Sorbonne. Michael is a member of the board of directors of mHave and on the US and International Councils of INSEAD.

Mailshell ( helps its OEM partners, including Computer Associates, Oracle Corporation, Secure Computing, Panda Software, ZyXEL, Earthlink's Aluria division, Rockliffe, Broderbund and Lyris Technologies, among others, generate new anti-spam revenue, upsell existing products to new anti-spam customers, and cut anti-spam engineering and support costs to near zero. OEM partners integrate the Mailshell Engine into their existing product or application using Mailshell's development toolkit, the Mailshell Anti-Spam SDK. Mailshell's SpamCompiler developers hold nearly 30 patents in database modeling and design, and are leading experts in using Artificial Intelligence technology to compile high-level languages into optimized code.

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