BETHESDA, MD--(Marketwired - Oct 6, 2015) - Europ Assistance USA (EA USA), a leading provider of identity protection services, announced today that Kelly Ballweber has joined the company as Vice President of Sales in the Identity and Digital Protection division. With more than 20 years of experience, Ballweber is a services industry expert who has a proven track record growing new business globally and improving customer loyalty in the IT market.

At EA USA, Ballweber will report directly to the President of Identity Theft and Digital Protection, Paige Schaffer. He will work with senior management to provide strategic vision and streamline operational execution.

"EA USA provides valuable privacy and data security solutions and is always looking for the next innovation. We have a vast global footprint and are on the cutting edge of the global identity protection services arena. We need a leader who fits right into our growing family, and Ballweber is the perfect match," said Schaffer. "Ballweber has his finger on the pulse of the global IT industry. He brings the perfect blend of IT, services industry and global management experience to this new role and is an exciting new addition to the EA USA team."

Most recently, Ballweber was a business owner and consultant, focusing on IT services sales coverage models, geographic expansion and overall business operations. Previously he led the Leaseweb US sales team as the Vice President of Sales where he was able to introduce a new sales structure and increase growth in the cloud, CDN and hosting business.

Prior to this, he spent more than 25 years in the IT and services industries where he held numerous leadership roles at prominent companies, including HP. During his impressive career he received multiple awards for growth performance and leadership.

"Now more than ever, companies and individuals need identity theft and digital protection," Ballweber said. "It's an exciting time to be in identity protection, and I look forward to bringing my expertise to EA USA and its customers."

About Europ Assistance USA
Europ Assistance invented the assistance industry more than 50 years ago, and today they are a leading provider of identity protection services, proudly protecting millions of customers. Their in-house certified and award-winning resolution team is the foundation of their identity protection services -- providing a high-touch product suite that goes beyond protecting a person's data, providing caring support and assistance to the individual behind the data.

Offering a range of packages with a number of options that allow for customized bundles most suited to employees, EA USA is the chosen provider for leading insurers, corporations and financial institutions, all of whom have entrusted them with protecting their customers' and employees' identities. To learn more about EA USA's products and award-winning services, visit

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