Internet Commerce


named Jeffrey W. LeRose chairman and said G. Michael Cassidy, a founder of the company, will become president and chief executive.

LeRose was the president of

Research Triangle Commerce

, a company he founded, until it merged with Internet Commerce in November. He is replacing James Ortenzio, who resigned after serving as chairman on interim basis.

Cassidy, who has been executive vice president and a member of the company's board, succeeds Geoffrey S. Carroll, who resigned as president and CEO, effective May 1, to accept another position.