Dr. Mark Taranto joins Eze Castle Software as Senior Product Manager for Fixed Income

Boston, MA (January 24, 2006) - Eze Castle Software (ECS), a leading provider of technology solutions to multi-strategy global investment managers, welcomes Mark Taranto to its team. Dr. Taranto, who received his PhD in Finance from the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley, has extensive experience as a professor of finance and senior manager of fixed income research at top Wall Street firms. Dr. Taranto joins ECS as a Senior Product Manager overseeing the asset class coverage development and product direction for the ECS product suite.

Prior to joining ECS, Dr. Taranto was a visiting professor at the University of Maryland, The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and Sloan School of Management at M.I.T. In his academic role, Dr. Taranto taught bachelor and graduate courses on corporate finance, securities analysis, analytics of financial engineering, and financial institutions. His business experience includes Vice President of Mortgage Research at Kidder, Peabody & Co. and Vice President of Fixed Income Research at Lehman Brothers. In these positions, Dr. Taranto developed the analytic models and systems used to analyze fixed income products.

"This position will allow me to exercise my technical, academic, and business experience to build and guide new developments for ECS and enhance the user experience for managing trading and analytics across asset classes," says Mark Taranto, Senior Product Manager of Eze Castle Software. "I look forward to working with our clients and employees to develop and enhance our products."

"ECS products serve as the infrastructure for a large number of global, multi-strategy, multi-asset class investment managers," says Robert Keller, Vice President of Product Management at Eze Castle Software. "Over the past two years, significant resources have been put toward building additional functionality into our product suite to handle the evolving needs of this growing segment of our client base. Dr. Taranto is a great addition to our team and will help us to continue to provide our clients with innovative solutions for their investment management needs."

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