DataSynapse appoints regional director for Central Europe

LONDON – 07 June 2005 – DataSynapse, the fastest-growing provider of grid computing solutions for the virtual enterprise, has named Helga Kaminski as regional director for Central Europe. In this newly created position at DataSynapse, Kaminski will boost the firm’s rapidly expanding European presence and further cement DataSynapse’s leadership position in the financial services industry in Europe.

Kaminski will focus primarily on business development for Germany, Austria and Switzerland and will report into Willy Ross, managing director of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

"This is an exciting growth period for DataSynapse as adoption of grid computing rises and firms realise the benefits of scalable, service-oriented IT infrastructure," said Ross. "Since joining us two years ago, Helga has produced phenomenal results in growing our Central European client base, and I am confident she will continue to build our European business while maintaining the superior service our clients expect."

Kaminski joined DataSynapse in 2002 from Integral Development Corp., the FX trading systems provider, where she held a senior sales post for Northern Europe. Previously, Kaminski also worked as a global account manager at Misys Plc, and brings over eight years of investment banking experience from her time at Dresdner Bank. She holds an MA degree from Frankfurt University.

"Our customers recognise that grid not only provides increased application performance and resource utilisation but also accelerates the move to a service-oriented architecture," said Kaminski. "DataSynapse delivers a compelling proposition to the European marketplace, improving quality of service while radically reducing costs. DataSynapse already enjoys an outstanding reputation in Europe and I will look to strengthen this by further growing our install base in this region."

DataSynapse’s success in EMEA is largely due to its innovative product offering, which addresses industry demands for an agile and responsive IT infrastructure, enabling organisations to realise the benefits of a shared computing environment – from increased utilisation to reduced overhead and support costs.

Since establishing the company’s EMEA headquarters in London in April 2002, DataSynapse has built an impressive customer list in the region. In 2004 the company added seven new firms to its client base which now includes which now includes two major Swiss banks, three of the top four German banks, two of the top three UK banks, three out of the top four French capital markets trading operations, and two of the top Italian banks.

The appointment follows the recent announcement that Tim Carley, formerly of Calypso Technology, has been appointed as director of sales for Southern Europe to support the firm’s aggressive new business development drive in France, Italy, Spain and Belgium.

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