Thomson Financial appoints Dan Parke MD, Latin America

Source: Thomson Financial

Thomson Financial, an operating unit of The Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC), and leading provider of financial information and technology solutions to the worldwide financial community, today announced the appointment of Dan Parke as Managing Director of Thomson Financial Latin America.

Parke joins Thomson Financial from Bloomberg, where he served as Regional Director for Latin America for more than nine years.

Parke's geographical areas of responsibility include Mexico, Central America and South America where he will drive the planning, strategies, and programs for developing and selling best-in-class financial information and solutions. He will lead Thomson Financial's Sao Paulo, Brazil office and report to Chris Perry, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Americas Sales at Thomson Financial's headquarters in New York, NY.

"Thomson Financial is a global business with global clients. As our clients have invested heavily in Latin America, we too are truly committed to servicing our clients in the markets in which they operate," said Perry. "Latin America is a dynamic marketplace that offers substantial growth prospects. Thomson Financial's valuable assets, including TradeWeb, Thomson ONE, world-class content and data offerings and investor relations services will deliver enabling solutions to the Latin America financial community."

"The Latin American business community is eager for financial technology and information alternatives, so it will be very gratifying to be able to contribute a broad range of configurable workflow solutions to them," said Dan Parke. "My expertise and knowledge as it relates to building a successful business in this area of the world is right in line with Thomson Financial's goal to become the global industry leader in the financial information space."

"There is a tremendous opportunity for business growth throughout Latin America and Thomson Financial is committed to expanding our presence and building significant market share in this region," notes Lou Eccleston, President, global sales, marketing and service at Thomson Financial. "Dan's proven career in driving business growth in the Latin American marketplace made him an extremely attractive candidate to us. We're excited to welcome Dan to the Thomson Financial management team and look forward to working with him to expand our global business reach."

At Bloomberg, Parke was responsible for South America with territory expanded to include Mexico & Central America and was responsible for all of aspects of selling and developing Bloomberg products. He is credited with planning, managing and building Bloomberg's infrastructure in Latin America.

Earlier in his career, Parke worked for Catalina Marketing in NJ where he was a sales analyst, and before that at Nielsen Marketing research as a client service associate. He is a graduate of the University of Delaware where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in both International Relations and Latin American studies.

He is the President of the Board of Directors of The Nature Conservancy do Brasil, an NGO dedicated to protecting the environment. As well, he serves on the school board for the American School of Sao Paulo (The Graded School). Parke also leads philanthropic endeavours in Latam including the "adoption" of a Brazilian public school in Sao Paulo.

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