3E Company Names Steven Wolkenstein CFO


Source: Verisk 3E

Information services industry veteran will manage 3E Company's rapid financial growth and implement expansion moves

Carlsbad, CA, July 17, 2006 — 3E Company®, the leading provider of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) compliance and information management services, announced today the appointment of Steven Wolkenstein as chief financial officer. Wolkenstein has more than fifteen years of senior-level financial management experience in the information services industry. In his new role, Wolkenstein will manage all elements of 3E Company's finances and continue its rapid financial growth as well as implement expansion opportunities, such as mergers and acquisitions. Wolkenstein will also leverage his international financial experience to promote 3E Company's increasingly global growth.

Wolkenstein has extensive experience in guiding and managing specialized information service providers that offer unique, high value data and professional services. This knowledge, as well as his experience negotiating and implementing mergers and acquisitions, will be invaluable in his new position. During his career, Wolkenstein has executed and integrated more than forty acquisitions.

'We are thrilled to welcome Steve aboard. His extensive financial management experience with information services companies makes him a valuable addition to the executive team,' said Bob Christie, CEO & president, 3E Company. 'We look forward to leveraging his past experience to accelerate 3E's already-rapid financial growth and strengthen our industry leadership position.'

Wolkenstein is the former vice president of finance, treasurer and controller of Mitchell International, a privately held company in the automotive information services industry. During his five year tenure, the company completed three acquisitions and experienced revenue and EBITDA growth of more than fifty percent. Prior to joining Mitchell, Wolkenstein served as vice president of finance, treasurer and secretary of Esquire Communications Ltd, a publicly traded legal services company. Under his direction, Esquire experienced rapid growth and completed dozens of stock and asset acquisitions.

Wolkenstein also previously served as international finance manager/worldwide tax and treasury manager for The Upper Deck Company, a privately held manufacturer and distributor of sports cards and memorabilia. During his tenure, he established international finance offices in Europe and Latin America and was responsible for worldwide financial and treasury operations. Wolkenstein has also held positions with KPMG Peat Marwick and Touche Ross & Co.

'I'm delighted to be working with the company that has defined and shaped the regulatory compliance management industry. Managing a company in a period of hyper-growth is an exciting challenge and I look forward to working closely with the 3E team to identify opportunities that will further strengthen 3E's leadership position in the marketplace,' said Wolkenstein.

Wolkenstein holds a degree in accounting from Drake University. He is a Certified Public Accountant in California and Nebraska, a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California and Nebraska Societies of Certified Public Accountants.

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