Boston Financial e-Business Leader Receives Rising Star of Mutual Funds Award

Brian Melter Recognized For Development of e-Commerce Solutions

May 03, 2013, 10:31 ET from Boston Financial Data Services, Inc.

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QUINCY, Mass., May 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Financial Data Services, Inc., a leading provider of consultative expertise and industry-leading investor and intermediary services to the financial industry, today announced that Brian Melter, managing director for the firm's e-Business marketing and delivery strategies, was named one of the 2013 Rising Stars of Mutual Funds.

Selected by the editors of Institutional Investor's Fund Industry Intelligence, the Rising Stars represent up-and-comers whose accomplishments in, and contributions to, their firms and the industry make them stand out among their peers and position them as future industry leaders.  The awards were presented at the 20th Anniversary Mutual Fund Industry Awards ceremony held April 25, 2013 in New York.

The Rising Star recognition underscores Mr. Melter's significant industry work in e-Business strategy and development, specifically toward implementing advanced digital solutions that foster cost-effective growth and enhance client and advisor engagement. 

"We're delighted that Brian has been named a Rising Star," said Mike Rizzo, chief information officer of Boston Financial. "It's a testimony to his talent and his industry-wide leadership in the e-Business arena. With his deep experience in creating innovative technologies that drive strategic growth, Brian is indeed a standout among his peers."

In his role at Boston Financial, Mr. Melter draws on his significant expertise, working closely with his team and collaborating with clients to create and implement platforms that support their strategic needs.  Over his 17-year career, he has developed specific e-Business access tools for clients and advisors, furthered the integration of audio and video content into Web portals, and helped pioneer the fully electronic online account opening process, advanced e-Delivery strategies, and the introduction of advisor on-line registrations. 

About Boston Financial
For 40 years, Boston Financial Data Services, Inc. has provided investor and intermediary services to the financial marketplace. Boston Financial was founded in 1973 as a unique partnership between two of the leading forces in the mutual fund business: DST Systems, Inc. of Kansas City, Mo., and State Street Corporation of Boston, Mass. For more information, visit the company website at

About Institutional Investor Awards
For more than 40 years, Institutional Investor has recognized people and companies in the U.S. and around the world for performance and professional excellence. The integrity of Institutional Investor's editorial and research-supported rankings and awards have earned high regard in the industry and continue to contribute to those industry standards by which excellence is measured.

Ann Marie Mierzykowski
Boston Financial Data Services, Inc.

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