Alpha Theory Announces Investment Industry Veteran Harry Blount as Chairman of Advisory Board

Charlotte, NC - 19 March 2008

Alpha Theory is pleased to announce former Institutional Investor and Wall Street Journal ranked industry veteran Harry Blount has been elected Chairman of the Advisory Board. With over 20 years of experience, most recently as Senior Vice President at Lehman Brothers, Harry Blount will serve as an outside advisor to Alpha Theory, a leading provider of Expected Return-based Portfolio Management software.

Alpha Theory announces Harry Blount, CFA has been appointed Chairman of the Alpha Theory Advisory Board. Mr. Blount brings 20 years of experience evaluating dozens of public and private companies across a multitude of industries where he was an expert in analyzing company valuation, strategic planning, merger and acquisition, equity and debt financing, competitive assessment, and product vision.

“I am proud to be involved with such an innovative company. Throughout my career I have met with many fast growing successful companies and I truly believe that Alpha Theory fits the same profile. Based on customers’ reaction to the product, there appears to be a substantial unmet need in the investment process that Alpha Theory fills,” says Harry Blount, Chairman of Alpha Theory Advisory Board.

Harry Blount currently serves on several boards and committees including the National Academy of Science Committee on Forecasting Future Disruptive Technology. From 1986 to 2007, Mr. Blount was a leading analyst in multiple consumer and enterprise technology disciplines including internet, wireless, PCs, servers, storage, hard drives, telecommunications, IT distribution, environmental services and convertible securities for leading Wall Street firms Lehman Brothers, Credit Suisse First Boston, Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette, and CIBC Oppenheimer.
Mr. Blount was named to the Institutional Investor All-American teams and the Wall Street Journal All-Star Analyst teams multiple times. From 2002 to 2006, Mr. Blount served as an outside advisor to Nokia Innovent, a Nokia Ventures Organization company that evaluated emerging technologies.

Mr. Blount has spoken at numerous industry events and frequently appeared on CNBC and Bloomberg. He has been quoted in a variety of publications including the Wall Street Journal, Barrons, Forbes, Fortune, and Business Week.

“We are fortunate to have an individual the caliber of Harry Blount involved with Alpha Theory. Mr. Blount’s commitment is a testament to the product that Alpha Theory has developed. We believe that Mr. Blount’s expertise will accelerate the already fast pace with which Alpha Theory is growing,” says Cameron Hight, President of Alpha Theory.

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