Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. Hires a New Chief Financial Officer

Richardson, TX, December 14, 2010- Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. (OTCBB: VCSY) announced today that it has hired Freddy Holder to act as Chief Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer for VCSY and its subsidiaries.

Mr. Holder has over 23 years experience spanning all aspects of finance and accounting. He started his career with the accounting firm of Ernst & Young and has worked for both large and small multi-national public and private companies in the software, retail and services industries. Most recently, Mr. Holder was Director of Consulting for Sirius Solutions, LLLP, where he was responsible for the finance and accounting practice of the company’s North Texas region. Prior to that, he served as the Managing Director and International Controller for FedEx Office, where he directed all international finance operations and financial control management of eight countries outside the United States. Mr. Holder also served as Director of Accounting for Software Spectrum, where he was responsible for all North American accounting operations and worldwide financial reporting for this Fortune 1,000 publicly held software reseller. Previous experience also includes the position of Corporate Controller for US Data Corporation, a publicly held software development company. Mr. Holder has held a CPA license in the state of Texas since 1989 and received his degree from the University of Texas at Dallas.

"We are very pleased to have found a qualified Chief Financial Officer for Vertical and our subsidiaries", said Richard Wade, President and CEO of VCSY. "Freddy has a broad background and solid credentials which should help him to quickly get up to speed with our financial and accounting department and maintain continuity."

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About Vertical Computer Systems, Inc.

Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. (OTCBB: VCSY) is a provider of administrative software, Internet core technologies, and derivative software application products through its distribution network. VCSY's main administrative software product is emPath®, which is developed and distributed by NOW Solutions, Inc., the Company's wholly-owned subsidiary. emPath® is a payroll and human resources software application, which consists of a fully secure web based HRMS suite as well as a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution. VCSY's primary Internet core technologies include SiteFlashTM and the Emily® XML Scripting Language, which can be used to build web services. Information on VCSY and its products can be obtained on the World Wide Web at

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