Brodsky Joins Vernon Park

Stephen Brodsky will join Vernon & Park Capital, a private equity firm focused on the financial market and exchange sector. Brodsky will leave his position as the president of CHX Holdings, the parent company of the Chicago Stock Exchange, where he also served as the CFO and head of strategic planning for the exchange.

CHICAGO, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Vernon & Park Capital, L.P. is pleased to
announce the appointment of Stephen A. Brodsky as Managing Director.  Mr.
Brodsky's primary responsibilities include sourcing, evaluating and monitoring
investment opportunities for Bourse Partners II L.P., an investment fund
managed by Vernon & Park that focuses exclusively on investments in the
exchange and financial markets sector.  Mr. Brodsky will also serve on the
firm's Investment Committee.

 
Mr. Brodsky brings a broad range of business and financial experience to
Vernon & Park Capital.  He was most recently the President of CHX Holdings,
Inc., the parent company of the Chicago Stock Exchange.  He also served as the
Exchange's Chief Financial Officer and Head of Strategic Planning.  Prior to
joining the CHX, Mr. Brodsky was a Vice President in the Investment Banking
Department at Mesirow Financial where he focused on mergers and acquisitions
and the analysis of strategic alternatives for companies in the financial
services industry.  Prior to Mesirow Financial, Mr. Brodsky was an Associate
in the Corporate Finance Department at John Nuveen & Co., Inc.  Mr. Brodsky
holds a Bachelor of Arts from Syracuse University and received his JD/MBA from
Northwestern University.
 
"Steve brings his outstanding reputation and a unique perspective on the
financial markets to the Vernon & Park Capital team," stated James Ginsburg,
founder and Managing Partner.  "Steve's background in investment banking
combined with his exchange industry experience will be a valuable resource for
our firm.  At Vernon & Park, we differentiate ourselves from other capital
sources by providing industry expertise and an extensive network of industry
contacts to our portfolio companies.  Adding Steve to the team enhances our
unique value as a business partner."  Mr. Brodsky stated, "I look forward to
the opportunity to create value for our partners and helping build on the
success Vernon & Park has achieved to date."

About Vernon & Park Capital, L.P.


Vernon & Park Capital, L.P. is a private equity firm that focuses on
investments in the exchange and financial market sector.  Since 2001,
Vernon & Park and affiliated parties have combined industry expertise and
experience with rigorous financial analysis to successfully deploy its
investment capital in the sector.  Through its investment activities,
Vernon & Park provides capital to its portfolio companies and utilizes its
extensive network of industry contacts as a strategic resource to help those
companies realize their full economic potential.  Vernon & Park will consider
investments in companies at any stage of development ranging from
earlier-stage, emerging growth companies to more mature businesses in the
financial markets sector.  For more information, visit our website at
http://www.vernonpark.com or call Bruce Werner at 847-374-3953.

SOURCE  Vernon & Park Capital, L.P.