Steve DiMattia Named President of EVC Group

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Business Communications Firm Expands Its New York Office

Steve DiMattia has been named to the newly created position of President of EVC Group, Inc., the San Francisco-based investor and public relations firm. With more than a 20 percent increase in business this year, the firm also expanded and strengthened its New York office with the promotion of Chris Gale to Senior Vice President and the hiring of industry veterans Gregory Gin and Janine McCargo. Established in 2002, EVC Group is an investor relations and public relations firm that provides counsel and execution to businesses of all sizes that need to communicate their unique value to customers, investors, and the consumer.

"The current year has been exciting and very busy for EVC Group," said Douglas M. Sherk, CEO and Founder of EVC Group. "With multiple new clients in our medical device, pharmaceutical and natural resources practice areas, we have expanded our capabilities to drive tangible results for our clients."

Mr. DiMattia joined EVC Group in May 2005, opening its New York office and starting its public relations practice. Promoted to Managing Director in May 2006, Mr. DiMattia built the firm's public relations practice with an emphasis on medical device companies -- it now contributes approximately half of the firm's revenue -- and broadened the firm's portfolio of services to include media training, social media and marketing communications. As President, Mr. DiMattia's scope broadens to include recruiting, internal management and planning, and tangible results for all of the firm's clients. He continues to directly manage individual accounts as well as the firm's public relations practice and New York office.

Gregory Gin joined EVC Group as Vice President in its investor relations practice, responsible for strategic counsel, shareholder communications, and investment community relations for several of the firm's medical device and pharmaceutical clients in the eastern United States. Mr. Gin was previously with Invigorate Communications, a unit of WeissComm Group, and Director of Client Services with Lazar Partners, where he led investor relations programs for the company's small cap biotechnology and specialty pharmaceutical clients. Previously, Mr. Gin was Director of Investor Relations at Genta Inc., a development-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on oncology therapeutics, and Director of Capital Markets Intelligence at The Carson Group.
Janine McCargo joined EVC Group as Assistant Vice President in its public relations practice, with 10 years of experience in financial and business media relations at The Ruth Group and Taylor Rafferty, mainly in the biotech, pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Ms. McCargo is responsible for executing public relations programs for several of the firm's medical device clients, and providing financial media relations counsel and execution to clients in the firm's pharmaceutical and natural resource practice areas.    

Chris Gale joined EVC Group in January 2008. His promotion to Senior Vice President in the public relations group reflects his increasing contribution to the media results earned for clients and his significant contributions to the firm's broader service offering, developing EVC Group's social media expertise and lending his community and regulatory affairs experience to clients requiring specialized counsel in these areas. Mr. Gale continues to lead public relations accounts for the firm's medical device and natural resource clients.

For more information about EVC Group, please visit http://www.evcgroup.com/EnhancingValuation, and follow us at http://www.twitter.com/evcgroup.

About EVC Group, Inc.
EVC Group is an investor relations and public relations firm that provides advice and execution to businesses of all sizes that need to communicate their unique value to investors, customers and the consumer. With a special expertise in the service of medical device companies, EVC Group's practice areas include biopharmaceuticals, life sciences, financial & business services, natural resources, and technology. Established in 2002, EVC Group is well regarded for its strategic thinking; seasoned, senior-level staff; frank counsel; deep relationships and tangible results - results that have a measurable impact on its clients' businesses.

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Steve DiMattia
President
EVC Group, Inc.
646/201-5445

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