SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - October 28, 2009) - Mitchell International, Inc., a leading provider of information, workflow and performance management solutions to the Property & Casualty claims and Collision Repair industries, today announced the appointment of Ken Mihara as Vice President of Product Delivery, Mitchell SmartAdvisor Solutions Division. As a 28-year veteran of the information technology industry Mihara adds deep experience and expertise in developing innovative technology solutions for improved operational outcomes to the SmartAdvisor leadership team. In his new role, Mihara will be responsible for leading product development and market entry for the SmartAdvisor™ suite of workers' compensation solutions. SmartAdvisor is the insurance industry's most trusted medical billing and cost containment solution.

For over 12 years Mihara has distinguished himself at Symantec™ Corporation where he held positions as Director of Engineering and, more recently, as Symantec Vice President. As a leading technologist and executive manager at Symantec, Mihara acted as a prime mover in the company's rapid growth and leadership in the internet security market.

Of note, Mihara directed engineering teams of over 300 professionals and was responsible for development and production of the entire award winning Norton™ Consumer Software product line, featuring Norton™ Antivirus, Norton™ Internet Security, Norton Systemworks™, Norton Utilities™, Norton 360™, Norton™ Confidential, and Norton GoBack™.

Since the acquisition of the SmartAdvisor Solutions Division from the Fair Isaac Corporation in 2008, Mitchell has invested significant energy and capital resources in strengthening the division's products and executive leadership. Earlier this year Mitchell made a high-profile hire when it named Nina Smith, a seasoned technology business leader, to serve as the senior vice president and general manager of the company's SmartAdvisor Solution Division.

"Ken Mihara is a significant addition to the SmartAdvisor leadership team. His proven experience leading large and very successful, innovative software development teams will be an important catalyst in the future development of SmartAdvisor," said Nina Smith. "Ken's unique ability to develop highly sophisticated, yet simple to use software, significantly adds to our existing expertise helping customers contain and efficiently manage workers' compensation claims costs. Our customers will be the winning beneficiaries of Ken's capabilities, and we welcome him to the SmartAdvisor team."

SmartAdvisor is a comprehensive bill review solution for workers' compensation that leads the industry in its unique combination of performance software, client services, and best-in-class partnerships. SmartAdvisor's unique capabilities include customizable workflow modeling, Capstone business decision rules engine, SmartReports data analytics and reporting tools, Claims Examiner Portal for fast, secured, real-time access to bill data, and a proven technology platform that delivers on average 50-70% straight-through processing for improved efficiencies and lower costs.

About Mitchell International, Inc.

Mitchell International ( is a leading provider of information and workflow solutions to the Property & Casualty Insurance Claims and Automotive Collision Repair industries. The company's comprehensive solution portfolio streamlines the entire auto physical damage, bodily injury and workers' compensation claims processes. Mitchell enables millions of electronic transactions between more than 30,000 business partners each month to enhance partner productivity, profitability, and customer satisfaction.

Contact Information: Contact: Rachel Young Marketing Consultant Mitchell SmartAdvisor Solutions 949-335-1542 or Constantine Theodoropulos Boston Communications 617-401-3116