Wombat Appoints Kieran Northime Business Development Manager, Europe

IT Industry Veteran Brings Multi-Cultural Management Experience from MISYS,
MKI Risk, Paribas, Lehman Brothers, Fusion Software and Fexco

Incline Village, NV, May 13, 2004 – Wombat Consulting, Inc., a leading producer of next-generation market data infrastructure, today announced the appointment of Kieran Northime as business development manager, Europe, a new position created in response to the company’s increased international customer base and growing demand for its feed handler software for direct exchange feeds.

Reporting to Danny Moore, global head of sales, marketing and development, Northime is responsible for leading Wombat’s sales, customer support and development efforts throughout Europe and assisting in establishing a development and support center in the U.K. as Wombat’s European base of operations.

"With his considerable experience, expertise and financial industry background, Kieran will play a pivotal role in all aspects of Wombat’s pan-European growth strategy," said Ron Verstappen, president and CEO of Wombat. "He’s uniquely qualified and he's a great fit with our fast expanding management team of international industry executives, technology experts and the entrepreneurial spirit we’re fostering."

Adds Moore, "Kieran is exactly the type of talented, accomplished leader we need to support our current and build future customer relationships. His 14 years of experience in technical development, project management and customer support, and ability to grow revenue will be a true asset to us. We are committed to expanding our business across Europe, and Kieran will be a key to our success there."

Northime joins Wombat from Fexco in Killorglin, Ireland where he served as senior engineer. Previously, he was a senior consultant in Sydney, Australia from 1999 to 2003 for MISYS, leading development projects at Shinhan Bank, Treasury Corporation of Victoria, St. George’s Bank, Bank Indonesia and Thai Farmer’s Bank. Based in Tokyo from 1997 to 1999, he served as a managing consultant for MKI Risk (formerly CATS), where he managed the Tokyo office, pre-sales for Asia-Pacific and the Asia-Pacific consulting group. Before that, he held senior software development positions at Paribas Capital Markets, Lehman Brothers and Fusion Systems, all in Tokyo.

He earned his Bachelors of electronic engineering from the University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland.

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