Industry Veteran Edwin Grogan Joins Advisory Board for the Blackbird Group and Blackbird Ventures

Mar 21, 2007, 01:00 ET from Blackbird Group, Inc.

    NEW YORK, March 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Blackbird Group, a global leader
 in directory-focused disaster recovery and access management solutions,
 today announced that industry veteran Edwin Grogan, former senior vice
 president and chief technology officer at JP Morgan Chase, has joined its
 Advisory Board. As a member of the Advisory Board, Grogan will help shape
 the company's strategy in addressing the information technology challenges
 that organizations face when managing, protecting, and leveraging their
 directory services. Grogan will also serve on the Advisory Board of the
 Blackbird Group's strategic investment arm, Blackbird Ventures.
     A veteran senior executive, Grogan brings more than 25 years of direct
 experience in building and managing complex information-technology
 environments for Fortune 100 companies including JP Morgan Chase and AOL
 Time Warner. Grogan currently serves as Chief Technology Officer at
 RampRate Sourcing Advisors and Research, a leading authority on Information
 Technology Outsourcing Services. At RampRate, Grogan drives the vision and
 strategy for the RampRate's market intelligence system, called the Service
 Provider Index or known by the SPY Index. Grogan also heads up the Client
 Engagement function at RampRate which provides the delivery capability for
 sourcing, advisory, benchmarking and research services to RampRate clients.
 Prior to RampRate, Grogan co-founded and served as managing partner for New
 London Associates, a New York-based software development and consulting
     Grogan previously was senior vice president and Chief Technology
 Officer for JP Morgan Chase's retail banking operations where he was
 responsible for all facets of technology management, including technical
 infrastructure, application integration, and service delivery.
     Prior to his role at JP Morgan Chase, Grogan was head of IT Service
 Delivery at Time Warner Inc. There, he was responsible for IT operations,
 technical architecture, and engineering for Time Warner's corporate and
 global shared services. While at Time Warner, Grogan oversaw the
 integration of AOL and Time Warner's financial and HR systems.
     "Edwin brings unmatched industry experience and insight into the
 real-world IT needs of some of the largest financial services and
 entertainment & media companies," said Christian Ehrenthal, CEO at the
 Blackbird Group. "We are honored that he will contribute his thought
 leadership to our team and help shape our product development."
     About Blackbird Group, Inc.
     The Blackbird Group is a global leader for directory focused solutions
 that help organizations better manage, protect and leverage their directory
 services to ensure the integrity and continuous availability of the
 applications tied into the directory. Since it was founded in 2002, the
 company has delivered innovative solutions to help businesses address their
 needs in the areas of disaster recovery and access management.
 Headquartered in Manhattan, New York, Blackbird Group is a privately-held
 company with offices located in the United States and Europe. For more
 information, visit
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 trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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