Contoural Expands Management Team

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Industry thought leader Stephen Foskett and sales veteran Silvia Malaccorto join Mountain View, CA consulting firm, Contoural. Foskett joins as director of the data practice and Silvia Malaccorto has been named vice president of business development. Contoural, Inc., is a leading independent provider of business and technology consulting services for litigation readiness, compliance, policy development and data and storage strategy.

We continue to attract the best talent in the industry and we are fortunate to have such seasoned veterans as Stephen Foskett and Silvia Malaccorto join our firm.

Contoural, Inc., a leading independent provider of business and technology consulting services for litigation readiness, compliance, policy development and data and storage strategy, today announced that Stephen Foskett has joined the firm as director of the data practice and Silvia Malaccorto has been named vice president of business development.

"Both executives bring a wealth of expertise and experience to an already strong management team," said Mark Diamond, CEO of Contoural. "We continue to attract the best talent in the industry and we are fortunate to have such seasoned veterans as Stephen Foskett and Silvia Malaccorto join our firm."

I am excited to be part of Contoural," said Foskett. "What attracted me was Contoural's combination of business and technology consulting. The company's focus on data management, rather than the nuts and bolts of storage equipment, fills an unmet need and will take the business of information technology to a new level."

An industry thought leader. Stephen Foskett has provided vendor-independent end user consulting on storage topics for over 10 years, including work managing and delivering consulting services at GlassHouse Technologies, StorageNetworks, and Sprint Paranet. He has been a storage columnist and has authored numerous articles for industry publications, and is a popular presenter at industry events. As the director of Contoural's data practice, Foskett will oversee the group that provides strategic consulting to assist Fortune 500 companies in aligning their storage and computing infrastructures with their business objectives. He holds a bachelor of science in Society/Technology Studies, from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Silvia Malaccorto joins Contoural from EMC, where she served as director of global alliances. In her new role as vice president of business development she brings more than 15 years of sales and marketing experience in storage and information management technologies for EMC, Seagate, Conner Peripherals and others. Malaccorto, who began her career at Maxtor Corporation, is known in the industry for developing and leveraging successful multi-tiered sales channels, channel programs, and cultivating long-term alliances through the partnership lifecycle. She holds a bachelor of science in business administration from San Diego State University.

About Contoural

Contoural is an independent provider of business and technology consulting services. The company is a leader in litigation readiness, compliance, policy development and data and storage strategies that enable enterprises to reduce costs, ensure compliance and reduce risks. With headquarters in Mountain View, CA and providing services throughout North America, the company is composed of experienced, industry-leading consultants. The company does not sell any hardware or software products - allowing it to provide objective advice that is tailored to the business needs of each client. The Contoural corporate offices are located at 1935 Landings Drive Mountain View, CA 94043. The company can be reached via e-mail or on the Web at http://www.contoural.com.

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