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CFO Ramadan Leaves Insightful

NEW YORK, Sept. 16-The software company Insightful said today that chief financial officer Sar Ramadan is leaving to create his own firm.


Fred Schapelhouman, the former vice president and CFO of Aris Corporation, will be Insightful's interim CFO.


Insightful produces data mining and analytical software, and has a grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop genomic data mining tools.

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