Vhayu Expands Global Sales and Support Presence

Senior Executives announced in Europe, Japan and U.S.; Adds Gerry Mintz to Advisory Board

Los Gatos, CA, November 14, 2005 – Vhayu, a leader in streaming tick processing and persistence software, today announced three key global additions to their executive team as well as the addition of financial industry veteran Gerry Mintz to their Advisory Board.

These appointments follow the company’s recruitment drive to consolidate current success and move into the APAC market. "As our customer base continues to grow globally, these recent executive additions demonstrate Vhayu’s commitment to excellence to better serve our clients worldwide," said Jeff Hudson, CEO at Vhayu. "Kevin, Tsuyoshi and Rama all have extensive backgrounds providing enterprise class software solutions for the world’s leading financial institutions. We’re extremely pleased to have them on our team."

Kevin Sullivan has joined Vhayu as Director of Sales, EMEA, and will be responsible for helping to grow the company in this region. In addition, he will be overseeing local support activities to closer match clients’ service needs. Most recently Sullivan was Director of Sales, EMEA for GoldenSource and has previously held senior sales positions in Europe for Reuters and Tibco.

Tsuyoshi Inoyama has been brought on as Director of Support Services, Asia and will be based in the company’s new APAC offices in Tokyo. Prior to joining Vhayu, Inoyama was a Systems Engineer Manager at webMethods K.K. in Japan. He also spent 12 years with Reuters implementing Tibco solutions across the Japanese financial industry. His previous experience and local market knowledge will help Vhayu expand further in this region.

Rama Koduru joins Vhayu as Director of Client Services located at the firm’s New York office. In his new role, Koduru will oversee all support services and ensure local resources are fully utilized at all time. Previously, he was Executive Director at Barra where he spent 15 years managing the POSIT electronic trading system. He also ran Barra’s support team in New York.

Vhayu also added Gerry Mintz to its Advisory Board, to capitalize on his 20 years of enterprise software experience in the financial services market. Mintz is currently President and CEO of Strategic Financial Solutions, a leading provider of software for the hedge fund industry. He has held senior executive positions at Gartner, Reuters, Fame and Thomson Financial.

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