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Nan Yang Joins Navagate as Senior Vice President, Global Client Engineering

NEW YORK — July 5, 2010 — Navagate, a premier global provider of enterprise class Distribution Optimization solutions for financial services companies, today announced that industry veteran Nan Yang has joined the company as Senior Vice President, Global Client Engineering. Reporting to Wayne Kaplan, President at Navagate, Yang will be responsible for the continued growth and success of the Navagate engineering organization globally. Yang joins the company with over 15 years of experience in delivering software and system integration solutions.

A longtime veteran in the financial services industry, Yang specializes in enterprise architecture, software engineering, and Java. In his new role, Yang will provide strategic leadership and manage all aspects of operations of the Global Client Engineering organization. He will be the primary engineering liaison with the sales and operations departments providing input and expertise regarding specific client event needs.

Prior to joining Navagate, Yang held the position of Global Chief Architect for Insurance at Sun Microsystems. He was responsible for aligning IT to the financial services industry, defining strategy and solutions using the Sun technology stack and partner ecosystem, and working with clients in over 20 countries across the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Yang holds an MSc degree in Computer Science from University of Auckland.

“Navagate’s technical team is equipped with highly skilled and innovative engineers that utilize ‘best in class’ tools and approaches needed to do the job. To develop effective solutions in today’s competitive market you need to be quick with innovation, accurate with your analysis, and precise with your design release. Navagate has all of this,” commented Yang. "I am excited to join such a strong organization, and look forward to contributing to the company’s continued growth."

“I am delighted that Nan has joined our team,” said Wayne Kaplan, President, Navagate. “Our design philosophy coupled with a unique culture of innovation for our clients makes Navagate a valued partner for companies across the industry. I am happy to welcome Nan into the team and look forward to seeing his wealth of engineering experience make an impact on our development program.”

About Navagate

Navagate, Inc. is a premier provider of enterprise-class Distribution Optimization Solutions—next-generation field sales marketing and automation products for Insurance companies, worldwide. Whether for life or non-life, direct or indirect distribution, agency or wholesale models, Navagate solutions standardize productive, yet informal work habits and automate time consuming inter-departmental sales processes that inhibit face-to-face selling time, increasing organizational productivity and effectiveness. Navagate has offices in the United States, Hong Kong, Belarus, and India. For additional information, visit