SOURCE: MGL Consulting Corporation

January 31, 2007 16:39 ET

Industry Expert Deirdre Patten Joins MGL Consulting Corporation

HOUSTON, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 31, 2007 -- MGL Consulting Corporation has announced the addition of Deirdre Patten to the firm as Executive Vice President, Business Development. Prior to joining MGL, Ms. Patten worked for Kaplan Professional (formerly Dearborn Financial Institute) where she served as Vice President, Securities Education, while based in Chicago.

Ms. Patten has more than 23 years experience in the industry encompassing real estate and securities brokerage management and professional training and development. During her 16-1/2 years at Kaplan, she was directly responsible for Securities, Insurance and Advance Designation program development and delivery. Additionally, Ms. Patten was instrumental in developing and instituting a new Certification in Financial Planning (CFP®) live review classroom program. She also played a key role in hiring and training instructors and trainers for an accelerated education classroom program targeting Certification in Financial Planning candidates.

During her career, Ms. Patten has developed custom courses and product roll out programs for major insurance carriers and securities broker/dealers that have served as industry models. In addition to her course development experience, she was Kaplan's Top instructor for 16 plus years. In this position, she taught all the NASD (securities) and NFA (commodities) pre-licensing courses offered by Kaplan along with related "Train-the-Trainer" programs to facilitate implementation. Her programs were not only used by Kaplan Professional, but also major clearing firms, large wire houses and nationally recognized insurance groups.

Prior to joining Kaplan, Deirdre served as a member of senior management for Swink & Company, a municipal bond firm where she was responsible for supervision of two branch offices specializing in municipal brokerage. On the investment banking side, she has been involved in taking two companies public.

Deirdre joins MGL to build on a strategic referral partnership forged more than 15 years ago with Melinda LeGaye, President of MGL. She will assist in the development of new business opportunities across all of MGL's business lines (securities, insurance and investment advisor). Additionally, she will broaden the capabilities and program content of MGLU, MGL's business arm dedicated to professional and educational development.

Based in The Woodlands, TX and founded in 1984, MGL Consulting Corporation is an industry leader in risk management and business solutions offered to broker/dealers, investment advisers and insurance companies. The firm's industry experts and business professionals have almost 300 years of experience, encompassing hands-on legal, compliance, regulatory, operations, continuing education and accounting disciplines.

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