TABB Group Names Former Thomson Financial EVP Michael Ross as Vice President, Sales and Marketing

Financial Markets Veteran to Launch TABB Group’s Research Alliance

Westborough, MA and New York, NY, April 25, 2005 – TABB Group, the financial industry’s research and advisory firm, announced today that Michael Ross has been named vice president, sales and marketing, a new position reporting to Larry Tabb, founder, and CEO.

"Mike Ross will be a tremendous asset to our organization as we continue to build on the strong momentum and revenue growth we've experienced over the last two years," said Tabb. "He’s market smart, technically sharp and clearly proved his ability over the past 15 years at Thomson and PFN to build serious client relationships at a very senior level and drive revenue growth. We're thrilled to have him aboard to help take us to the next level by launching our new Research Alliance program."

For the past two years, Mr. Ross has been president and CEO of Michael Ross Associates, Inc., a Massachusetts-based business and strategy consultancy specializing in start-ups, turnarounds and new product launches.

Prior to forming his firm, he served as executive vice president, capital markets group, with Thomson Financial, a division of The Thomson Corporation (TSE, NYSE: TOC), where from 1999 to 2002, he was president of Thomson Global Markets, managing director of IFR Magazine and Americas group publisher for IFR, IDD, Asset Securitization Report, High Yield Report and M&A Report. At Thomson, he also initiated a joint venture with Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, Microsoft and Thomson Financial to create iDeal, a global platform for launching new stock and bond issues.

Before joining Thomson, he was executive vice president for sales, marketing and business development at PFN, Inc. in Cambridge, Massachusetts from 1996 to 1999, joining PFN from Technical Data, the Thomson Financial division in Boston where he was director, sales and marketing from 1991 to 1996. He earned a BS degree from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA.

"TABB Group has all the ingredients to become the pre-eminent player in the global financial markets research space," said Ross. "I’m delighted to be part of an extremely positive and energetic team of analysts creating a world-class library of financial IT and capital markets research, and with expanding and highly focused consulting service offerings we believe the sky's the limit."

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