CarryQuote Expands Leadership Team to Extend Global Reach

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Three industry experts tapped to lead company's marketing and sales divisions

These talented individuals bring a host of expertise to CarryQuote and I am certain that they will help us make an even greater impact on the way investors worldwide access market data.

CarryQuote®, A.G., a pioneer in integrated desktop and mobile financial information solutions, today announced that it has strengthened its global leadership team with the addition of three key executives. Brett House, Johannes Budak, and Patrick Couris will be based in CarryQuote's U.S., German and UK offices, respectively, in order to serve the Company's international client base and further extend its global reach.

"As a rapidly growing company that's breaking new ground in the financial information solutions industry, we realize that it is especially critical to have the right team in place in order to continue our upward momentum," said Michael Stennicke, CEO and Co-founder of CarryQuote. "These talented individuals bring a host of expertise to CarryQuote and I am certain that they will help us make an even greater impact on the way investors worldwide access market data."

Brett House joins CarryQuote as Director of Marketing. Based in the firm's New York City office, Mr. House is responsible for the firm's global marketing activities. He brings more than eight years of b2b and b2c direct-response, brand and product marketing experience to the company, with a heavy emphasis on online strategy and execution. Prior to joining CarryQuote, Mr. House served as the Director of Marketing of MediaWhiz, a direct response online advertising agency. He also served as Director of Marketing for Unicast, the interactive division of DG FastChannel, a leader in television and radio ad distribution in the United States. Mr. House earned an MBA in International Management and Marketing from Boston University, and a BA in Comparative Literature and Spanish from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Johannes Budak, CarryQuote's Director of Sales for Switzerland, Germany and Austria, brings more than 15 years of experience in the financial services and technology sectors to his role. Mr. Budak, who is based in Germany, is credited for his track record of turning around large selling solutions, reversing declining sales trends, and introducing new products and service concepts to both the domestic and international markets. Most recently, he worked for Swissrisk AG where he led the division's sales in Europe. His previous roles include: Account Manager for Odyssey Financial Technologies, where he led account management and new business development; Director of Profidata Group, where he was responsible for sales and marketing in Europe; and Executive Sales and Business Development Manager for Expersoft Systems AG.

Patrick Couris joins CarryQuote as Business Development Director for Northern Europe. He has more then 10 years of experience in the financial services industry, specifically covering the sell-side and the buy-side, and has held roles with several leading firms in the City of London. Most recently, Mr. Couris worked for the Deutsche Boerse Exchange where he was the hedge fund specialist responsible for business development of the UK and Continental European markets. Mr. Couris studied French Literature at the University of Paris, Sorbonne, and received a BA in Economics and Modern Languages from the University of Texas at Austin.

About CarryQuote
CarryQuote is the first and only mobile financial information services company to provide cost-effective, real-time pricing data, actionable analytics, and personalized alerts through an easy-to-use interface, accessible on any smartphone, including Blackberry®, iPhone®, Symbian®, and Windows Mobile®. CarryQuote's real-time snapshot market views and personalized alerts ensure that fund managers, wealth managers and individual investors are always on top of market changes and have visibility into global market data from more than 70 global data sources covering a broad range of asset classes, including equities, bonds, foreign exchange, commodities, real estate and alternative investments. CarryQuote is headquartered in Zug, Switzerland, and has offices in New York, Hong Kong, and Shenzhen (China). For more information, please visit


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