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EXECUTIVE CHANGES

Bradley Abelow appointed to the board of Omgeo; Dr. Donald L. McCracken named chief architect at Access Data Corporation; Steve Sjoblad named vice president of Corporate Development at Fair, Isaac and Company, Aurum Technology names four new corporate officers; Bob Vosburgh becomes president and CEO of BlueSuit, Inc.

Bradley Abelow has been appointed to the board of Omgeo, a joint venture between the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) and Thomson Financial. Abelow, based in New York, is currently head of global operations for Goldman Sachs & Company. As the sixth financial services industry representative on the board, he joins representatives from FMR Co., Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, the Bank of New York and Merrill Lynch. Abelow joined Goldman Sachs in 1989.

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Dr. Donald L. McCracken has been named chief architect of Access Data Corp., Pittsburgh, Pa., a provider of consulting, creative and hosting solutions for the financial services industry. He will be responsible for improving software development practices and for assisting clients with their technology strategies. Prior to joining Access Data, McCracken had worked for Logica as a principal architect, co-founded a software company and had been a computer science researcher at Carnegie Mellon University, where he received his Ph.D.

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Steve Sjoblad was named vice president of Corporate Development at Fair, Isaac and Company, San Rafael, Calif., a global provider of customer analytics and decision technology. In this role, he will provide strategic leadership for the company's efforts to pursue growth opportunities in new markets. Sjoblad was formerly the president of Fallon McElligott, a leading advertising agency.

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Aurum Technology, Plano, Texas, recently named four new corporate officers: Santo Cannone, a 20-year industry veteran, as president of its MISER division in Orlando, Fla.; Angela Harris, after a 10-year stint leading Aurum's call centers, as vice president of Human Resources; 30-year industry veteran Robert Radigan as vice president of Product Development for BMIS; and Patricia Valentino, a former bank executive and OCC examiner, as vice president of Aurum's Premier Division, Fresno, Calif.

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Bob Vosburgh will take over as president and CEO of Chicago-based BlueSuit Inc., a provider of brokerage and related financial services to community financial institutions. Vosburgh had previously been the CEO of Minneapolis-based Online Brokerage Solutions, which was acquired by BlueSuit. Prior to that, he had been COO of a fast-growing regional brokerage, a SVP for Wells Fargo Private Client Services and a USAF fighter pilot.

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