Lumesis, Inc. Announces Two Key Hires

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Steve McLaughlin and Stacey Virzi Join Fast-Growing Municipal Market Data and Software Firm

Lumesis Inc., the municipal market software and data firm delivering business efficiencies and regulatory support, announced that Steve McLaughlin has joined the company as Managing Director of Business Development and Stacey Virzi as Director of Client Services. Both hires bring a wealth of client and industry experience to the fast-growing company and strengthen the breadth and expertise of the team.

“We are delighted to welcome Stacey and Steve to the Lumesis team,” said Gregg L. Bienstock Esq. CEO and Co-Founder of Lumesis. “These two hires are a critical part of our continued growth and will help us serve our expanding client base and bring the DIVER by Lumesis solutions to a wider market.”

Steve McLaughlin has two and a half decades of experience in the municipal bond industry working with muni market buy-side credit analysts, sell-side dealers, regulators, and research analysts. Prior to joining Lumesis, Steve was a managing director and national sales manager at Municipal Market Analytics (MMA) where he was responsible for building the sales and educational platform for MMA’s research, data products, and consulting business. Prior to MMA, Steve was the Lead Fixed Income Portfolio Manager for FCG Advisors LLC. Steve has also served as a Director and Head of Institutional Municipal Bond Distribution at Bank of New York and was an advisory board member of BondView.com which is an independent firm specializing in municipal pricing data and research. “Given my years in the muni marketplace, I understand how beneficial the Lumesis solutions can be from both an analytical and a compliance perspective. Our industry is changing and I am looking forward to helping our clients embrace that change and become more efficient in the process,” said McLaughlin.

“Steve brings the kind of deep market understanding to Lumesis that we need to best meet the needs of the ever-evolving municipal bond market,” said Bienstock.

Stacey Virzi joins Lumesis as an experienced client services executive with deep expertise in financial services and data businesses. She has over 11 years developing and managing a client service department and has experience working with all types and sizes of firms and end users. “Stacey brings a consultative approach to our clients and can help ensure they are leveraging the DIVER platform to its fullest potential while also offering new strategies based on the unique ways clients view the market,” said Bienstock. Most recently, she was the VP of Client Services for CreditRiskMonitor.com. Virzi also has worked in operations and marketing roles and holds A BA from Rutgers University.

"I am pleased to be joining Lumesis at a key point in the growth and development of the company. We have top-tier clients and products and the company continues to innovate around and expand the DIVER solutions to better serve the municipal bond marketplace. I look forward to continuing to build out a world class service and support organization to address the needs of all of our subscription and solution clients," said Virzi.

About Lumesis Inc.
Founded in 2010, Lumesis, Inc. is a financial technology company focused on providing business efficiency, data and regulatory solutions for the Municipal marketplace under the DIVER brand. Providing access to hundreds of datasets, DIVER solutions are tailored to address the unique needs of the municipal bond market.

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