Former CTO of diversified data resources Luiz Valdetaro named chief technology officer of Vertical Computer Systems

LOS ANGELES, Jan 18, 2000 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: VCSY) announced today that it has named Luiz Valdetaro Chief Technology Officer of Vertical Computer Systems. Luiz Valdetaro has resigned from his current position as CTO of Diversified Data Resources and began employment as per his employment agreement January 6, 2000. In computer circles, Mr. Valdetaro is best known for implementing the first PC to Mainframe in Latin America in the late 1970s, he is equally known for developing a product now called ACE. ACE originally TPEXPERT, an expert based system written in C and assembler using HLLAPI to automate the operations of IBM mainframes was sold to Diversified Data Resources ( in 1991. ACE, which supplanted IBM as a competitor, is currently being used by Fortune 100 companies such as American Express, Visa, Bank of America, Prodigy, Federal Express, Singapore Airways, Thai Airways, IOM Canada, Worldspan (the reservation system for Northwest, TWA and Delta Airlines) as well as many others.

Mr. Valdetaro stated "The opportunity to work as Chief Technology Officer for Vertical Computer Systems was very exciting to me. It was a difficult decision to leave as CTO of Diversified Data Resources, but the opportunity to create world-class international portals and build future infrastructure through the Internet for these emerging countries was too tempting to resist."

About Luiz Valdetaro Mr. Valdetaro, a member of Who's Who Executive Club prior to being CTO of Diversified Data Resources, was a Senior Systems Engineer for System/One. Prior to that he was a senior systems engineer for Bank of America. Mr. Valdetaro is a graduate of Catholic University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with a BS in Electronic Engineering and a MS in Systems Engineering.

About Vertical Computer Systems

Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. is a multi-lingual portal provider, and e- commerce solutions company, based in the United States. The Company provides a full range of Internet services that include building e-commerce solutions nationally and internationally, distributing content via its multi-lingual portal network (; and Internet services ( Through its majority-owned subsidiary, Externet World, Inc., the Company provides online shopping services ( and proprietary online gaming software ( Vertical Computer Systems is committed to building e-commerce communities on the Internet in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Pacific Rim.

Forward-looking statements in this release are made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provision of the Private Securities Litigation Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties and actual results could differ from those discussed. This material is information only, and is not an offer or solicitation.

SOURCE: Vertical Computer Systems, Inc.