e-portals recruits ex-Barclays IT Director Peter Golden to strengthen senior management team

Peter Golden appointed as chief technology officer bringing over 25 years of successful technology and IT management experience in the banking industry to treasury solutions company.

LONDON - e-portals, the first UK company to develop Web-based trading, treasury and risk services using Microsoft's .NET framework, today announced the appointment of Peter Golden as chief technology officer (CTO). As CTO, Peter is responsible for delivering the business benefit of e-portals technology to the financial services sector, with an immediate focus on the management and recruitment of a highly skilled development team. He is also responsible for driving the expansion of e-portals recently opened UK development centre.

Peter brings over 25 years of experience in the wholesale, treasury and investment banking sectors to his role at e-portals. He joins e-portals from
Charteris, a city-based management consultancy where his clients included several major exchanges and other significant financial organisations. His
previous roles have included: IT director of Barclays Bank and BZW;
technical director of the trading systems company, Ceres; and vice president
in charge of treasury technology at Citibank where he was the architect of
their treasury trading systems.
Peter is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and Chair of their Financial Services Specialist Group.

Hal Hovland, e-portals chief executive officer, commented: " Peter brings a tremendous wealth of knowledge and experience in the banking industry to the role and we are delighted that he has joined us. He is an important addition to the senior management team and will be instrumental in driving e-portals forward as an organisation and further refining our x-Treasury solution set."
Peter Golden said: "I am extremely pleased to be joining e-portals in this role. e-portals is in an exciting position as a first mover in the deployment of .NET in the treasury and trading market place. For the first time, .NET brings into place the final technology pieces of the jigsaw which
allows e-portals to fully focus on delivering benefits to its customers,
anywhere and at any time. e-portals innovative approach to the use of .NET
technology creates a fantastic opportunity to assist financial institutions
reap the benefits of .NET and I look forward to the challenges that this
tremendous opportunity will bring me."

Peter's appointment coincides with David Clark's appointment to the Board as
sales and marketing director. David joined e-portals in October 2001 as head
of business development and is responsible for e-portals overall growth strategy.

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