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Tangent Data Services Appoints Chief Data Scientist

Recent Key Hires Also Include Chief Information Officer and Head of Sales

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - April 28, 2014) - Tangent Data Services, a real-time data analytics firm and recently recognized by the Aite Group as one of the Most Innovate Financial Technology Startups for 2014, announced the appointment of Dr. Prateek Aggarwal as its Chief Data Scientist.

Founder and CEO Daniel Goldberg said, "We are thrilled to add Dr. Aggarwal to our accomplished team. His vast experience, accomplishments and knowledge will bring significant value to our expanding suite of data analytics for investment professionals."

Dr. Aggarwal previously served in various senior data scientist consultant roles at companies including J.P. Morgan, Oracle and Adobe. He most recently designed algorithms for forecasting revenue of retailers based on transactions observed both online and at physical stores. In his 10+ years of professional data analysis, Dr. Aggarwal has focused on gaining insight into modelling consumer behavior, as well as the science behind forecasting, allocating, and decision-making.

Dr. Aggarwal commented, "I am excited to join the Tangent Data Services' team as they are a proven leader in transforming Big Data into value-added insights for investment professionals. I look forward to leveraging my prior professional experience in data analysis and further incorporating 'Science' into our proprietary data analytics."

Tangent also recently announced the hiring of Chris King as its Chief Information Officer and Matt Barker as its Head of Sales and Business Development.

Chris has a great track record in building engineering and data teams for prior startups. Before joining Tangent, Mr. King was VP of Engineering at Matterhorn Transactions Inc. (a platform for research into M&A agreements and other transactions). Prior to Matterhorn, Chris spent four years as a Software Engineer, then Director of Engineering, at BrightWire Inc. (a real-time news publisher serving institutional investors), and continues to serve on the BrightWire advisory board.

Matt Barker is an accomplished salesperson with a proven track record in all aspects of buy-side sales. Mr. Barker will lead Tangent's overall sales effort focusing on raising the awareness of the investment community to Tangent's value-added unique data as well as further developing client relations to drive revenue growth for the company's expanding proprietary analytics products.

About Tangent Data Services
Tangent Data Services transforms Big Data into actionable insights for investment professionals. Tangent Arms clients with value-added, weekly insights, key metrics and specific product and subscription trends -- allowing them to act before their peers and the information is reflected in market prices. We actively aggregate true transactional data on more than 400 global brands.

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