FireStar Software’s CTO, Mark Eisner, takes a leadership role in the Financial Services DTF.

Acton, MA – May 3, 2005 – FireStar Software, Inc., a leading provider of software products that automates business transactions between companies, today announced the election of Mark Eisner, as a co-chair of the Finance Domain Task Force (DTF) of the Object Management Group (OMG™). Mr. Eisner, FireStar Software’s Chief Technology Officer, who has over 30 years experience as an innovator and leader in the software industry including building the first commercial time series based financial analytics software, will join existing co-chairs, Joseph M. Bugajski, VP, Visa International and Ed Harrington, EVP Data Access Technologies, Inc. to enhance an internationally recognized forum for industry focus on Financial Services standards, business architecture, research and technologies.

Mr. Eisner’s payments experience goes back to 1993 and includes 6 years consulting for SWIFT, the financial industry-owned co-operative supplying secure, standardized messaging services and interface software to 7,650 financial institutions in over 200 countries. As CTO of FireStar Software, he is designing and implementing a fully distributed business transaction platform that meets the unique needs of multi-enterprise process integration.
"Mark’s participation as co-chair will add tremendous depth and experience in the standards setting process for our Financial Domain task force" said Richard Soley, Chief Executive of the OMG. "We have confidence that Mark will help the task force address the timely standards issues that are pressing in Financial Services”.

"We are fortunate to get someone like Mark to join our effort and co-chair this committee," said Joe Bugajski, SVP, Visa International and co chair of the OMG Finance DTF. "We can all learn from Mark’s experience and expertise in multi-enterprise transaction technology."

"I am honored to participate with the Finance DTF and serve as co-chair," said Mark Eisner, CTO of FireStar Software. "The particular initiative underway with the Finance DTF regarding payments is particularly exciting and relevant for me as my work for the last decade has been focused on innovative technology that will make business transactions between companies efficient and effective. This is a great opportunity to work with like minded individuals who can really have an impact."

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