Former Bank of America Executive Joins AmeriCatalyst and EuroCatalyst

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AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AmeriCatalyst LLC and EuroCatalyst BV announce the appointment of Angel Alban as Chief Operating Officer and Managing Partner. The sister strategic advisory, business development and market-positioning firms in the global housing finance industry are expanding their U.S. and European operations, which Alban will oversee.

Alban will focus on client services to grow the portfolio of brands and ventures for EuroCatalyst, AmeriCatalyst and the AmeriCatalyst Idea Lab, the 501c3 non-profit wing of AmeriCatalyst LLC. Alban will also oversee the mortgage banking services segment, IT, new product development and Internet lending strategies.

Both AmeriCatalyst and EuroCatalyst are renowned for their influential annual conferences focused on the impact of globalization on the housing finance industry. "Angel brings 21 years of housing finance experience in U.S. and global mortgage banking markets and is a high impact leader in driving innovation and growth at the institutional and retail levels," said Toni Moss, CEO and Founder of EuroCatalyst BV and AmeriCatalyst LLC.

Alban held a variety of executive roles at Bank of America ranging from loan originations and servicing to capital markets and global markets. Most recently, Alban served as Transition Executive for Settlement Services and Strategy Executive for credit loss mitigation, vendor strategies and mortgage insurance claims. Says Alban, "I've witnessed the growth and influence of EuroCatalyst and AmeriCatalyst for the past twelve years, and am honored to be part of such innovative and well-respected firms in Europe and the United States. They are truly pioneers in the housing finance industry, and I look forward to working with our clients and partners on new groundbreaking ideas and sustainable solutions for our industry."
About AmeriCatalyst LLC and EuroCatalyst BV

AmeriCatalyst LLC is a highly entrepreneurial and specialized advisory firm focused on corporate strategy and business development, proprietary research, marketing, market positioning, communications and investor relations for companies engaged in all sectors of the residential real estate and housing finance industry in North American markets. Established in early 2010 and headquartered in Austin, Texas, AmeriCatalyst is the sister company to EuroCatalyst BV, which provides similar services for the European and Middle Eastern markets. EuroCatalyst was established by Toni Moss in 2000 with headquarters in Hilversum, The Netherlands. In 2012, the two firms celebrated the 10th anniversary of the groundbreaking EuroCatalyst/AmeriCatalyst annual event series exploring the impact of globalization on housing finance.

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