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Interhack Announces Formation of Interhack Title Management, Ltd.

Bringing a blend of its experience in information technology management, regulatory compliance, and application development to bear on the issues facing real estate transaction management, Interhack announces the formation of Interhack Title Management, Ltd. and its Protégé service.

Protégé handles the entire Internet presence for title agencies. With a simple pay-as-you-go fee schedule, Protégé provides title agencies a complete content management system that allows them to update their own sites without needing to contact technical staff and without needing to know how to use the Web's language for page definition. More importantly, sites managed by Protégé also include an industry-specific application that allows lenders, mortgage brokers, and other clients to place orders and to track them as they are being processed. Employees spend less time on the phone and tracking down paper, increasing operational efficiency and reducing the agency's internal costs.

Unlike most title management systems, Protégé follows the deal through to where it counts: the closing. Once orders are ready for closing, either the client or a title agency representative can schedule a closing. A simple management interface allows employees to confirm the scheduled time and location. Email confirmation follows, preventing the frustration of closings foiled by miscommunication. Closers can even mark the deal as closed right from the closing location with a Web-enabled mobile phone.

Hugh Cathey Joins as Interim President

Interhack is also pleased to announce that experienced tech executive Hugh Cathey has joined Interhack Title Management, Ltd. as interim president. He has over twenty years of senior leadership experience in managing corporations while guiding very rapid revenue growth.

Previously, Mr. Cathey served as President of Qwest Communications International broadband division. From start-up in January of 2000, this division grew to $219 million in revenue in calendar 2001. With over 800 employees and an annual budget of over $300 million dollars, it was one of the fastest growing divisions of Qwest Communications.

Prior to Qwest, Mr. Cathey served as President of NextLink Midwest, which is the second largest independent telecom provider in the United States. This organization later became known as XO Communication and has current revenues of $1.5 billion with over 5,500 employees. Prior to NextLink, he served as president and CEO of several start-up, early stage and mature technology companies.

About Interhack

Columbus-based Interhack (web.interhack.com) is a professional services firm, helping clients all over North America achieve their missions by making strategic use of technology. Interhack brings managed information infrastructures to clients by aligning its goals with the client's, "selling uptime" rather than by assessing fees when things break.

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