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Joseph Gorup

August 31, 2005

Catavo Announces Formation of Federal Practice

New division to provide of Human Capital Management offerings to Federal agencies

Warrenville, IL - Catavo, a leading provider of Human Capital Management(HCM) and enterprise learning solutions, announced today the formation of new service practice targeting specifically the Federal sector. "For years, Catavo has been going beyond traditional eLearning to provide a full suite of human capital management services to a wide range of corporate clients," said Joseph Gorup, CEO of Catavo. "We're proud to now be able to expand our offerings to the Federal Government as well."

Catavo has engaged the services of Marc Starzyk to transition the Catavo HCM model into the Federal arena. Marc has years of experience overseeing LMS strategy creation, technical implementations, and workforce planning for agencies such as the ATF, US Coast Guard, FAA, DOT, and NASA. As Managing Director of eLearning Strategy for Catavo, Marc feels he is in the unique position to help Federal agencies comply with the HCM, requirements set by Office of Personnel Management(OPM) stating: "Many Federal agencies already have some sort of eLearning technology in place. Catavo can help these agencies evolve that technology to migrate from mere eLearning into a true human capital management solution. Catavo can help Federal clients achieve the real productivity and efficiency gains they were always hoping for."

Catavo is also strengthening its Federal offerings through the expertise of Larry Mercier, Federal Sector Strategy Advisor for Catavo. Larry has served in the Federal Government for over 30 years, most recently working heavily with, ( the official learning and development site for the US Federal Government. Larry feels that the impartial nature of Catavo's consulting engagements is one of its greatest strengths. "Catavo prides itself on being platform agnostic during our evaluations process", said Larry. "I especially like that Catavo examines the technology infrastructure its client's currently have in place and then makes recommendations that help best close the gap between where the client is, and where they want to go.

Gorup feels that the Catavo model to provide HCM services to the Federal sector will greatly enhance the capabilities of Federal agencies to make the most of their human resources: "By combining our years of human capital management expertise with the years of Federal sector expertise that we can now leverage, Catavo is in a position to deliver real and measurable employee performance enhancements to its Federal client base. It's working model we look forward to expending and growing well into the future."

About Catavo

Catavo is a professional services firm with a successful track record of delivering Human Capital Management Solutions(HCM) and enterprise learning Human Capital Management is the process of accounting for the entire universe of factors affection the growth and development of every person within the corporate structure. Leading Fortune 500 Companies look to Catavo to provide leading HCM and eLearning consulting firms including Saba, Macromedia and Akoura. Based in suburban Chicago, Catavo is privately held and has delivered world-class services and solutions to clients in the United States for over 6 years