Varden Technologies, an Investment Client Reporting Software and Client Servicing Operational Platform Provider, Announces Its Hire of Mesirow Advanced Strategies’ Head of Client Reporting

BOSTON, Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Varden Technologies, the provider of eReportal, an auditable and workflow-based client communications platform, announces that Michael Kendall has joined its product management team from Chicago-based Mesirow Advanced Strategies, Inc. where he served as the head of client reporting.

Michael is the latest addition to the team of client reporting experts that Varden, a buy-side data integration consulting and client communications software firm, continues to grow. He joins others such as Don McLeod, the former Vice President of Client Reporting at Bank of America/Columbia Asset Management, to progress Varden’s eReportal, eReportalDeck (pitchbook production software), Matrix (data governance and operational risk software), and erCore platforms (internal reporting and information shaping software).

“To guide and to qualify our technical advances in areas such as institutional client reporting, data governance, workflow management, pitchbook production, and investment client and advisory portal publication, we recruit not only business-oriented technologists but also leaders who have accomplished operational and strategic successes at major investment and financial institutions,” Perry Harris, Varden’s President, shares.

At Mesirow, Michael managed all aspects of the reporting production cycle from content strategy, data enrichment, to quality control. He holds Series 6, 7, and 63 licenses and was instrumental in contributing to client servicing operations and change management at the firm. A recognized voice on the buy-side space, Michael often shares his updated ideas and best practices at such annual industry events as TSAM. Prior to Mesirow, Michael spent the earlier half of his career at Deutsche Asset Management as a client servicing manager, contributing to the efforts that resulted in the team’s Dalbar Award for servicing excellence.

Minh Nguyen, Varden’s Director of Relationships, contributes, “Implementation success is just the qualifying start to a Varden relationship for each of our 90+ clients. Continuous product innovations that enable competitive advantage are expected and Varden invests heavily in research and development to deliver. Michael will be an additional asset to our practice of gauging best practices to find differential values that will enable our clients to positively stand out in how they service and communicate externally.”

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