Appoints Chief Technology Officer

30 January 2009, a leading provider of research, estimates and workflow solutions to institutional investors worldwide, announced today the appointment of Rick Treese to the position of Chief Technology Officer. Treese is charged with leading all technology initiatives, driving platform innovation, and ensuring the technology team and infrastructure are poised for the Company’s growth.

Treese brings over 15 years of technology leadership experience in the Internet, financial services and media industries. Most recently he served as the CTO of Advanstar Communications Inc, a global media company. Prior to that, he led Advanstar’s efforts to build its internet business unit,, as its first CTO. Earlier in his career, Treese served as Vice President of Software Development at Goldman Sachs, where he led all application development for the equity research division globally and built the software and databases that were used for research authoring, estimates management and content distribution.

Treese co-authored CTO Leadership Strategies, published by Aspatore Books in 2005. He is regularly invited to speak at industry events and has been featured in multiple industry publications, including Folio Magazine and Expo Magazine.

“I am extremely pleased to welcome Rick to,” said David Eisner, CEO and President. “As we continue to expand our product offerings—both through content and technology—we’re also building our leadership bench to support our aggressive plans. Rick’s expertise in media, technology and financial services, combined with his leadership as the CTO of a premier global media company, will enable him to lead the technology development and operations that will allow us to provide crucial, value-enhancing services to our clients worldwide.”

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