Chairman Stephanie DiMarco Named Haas School’s 2000 Business Leader of the Year

Chairman Stephanie DiMarco Named Haas School’s 2000 Business Leader of the Year

San Francisco, October 31, 2000 - Advent Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADVS) proudly announces that Stephanie DiMarco, Advent’s Chairman and founder, has been named the 2000 Business Leader of the Year by the Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley.

The Business Leader of the Year Award is awarded annually by the dean of the Haas School to a business innovator who has had both great success in business and has shown a deep and abiding commitment to UC Berkeley and the Haas School.

As Chairman of Advent Software, Stephanie DiMarco has engineered the growth of Advent Software from a startup in 1983, taking it public in 1995, to a more than 600-person company today. Advent Software is the leading developer of software solutions for the investment management community. More than 6,000 organizations have chosen Advent Software’s Enterprise Investment Management solutions, including investment advisors, brokerage firms, corporations, banks, pension plan sponsors, universities, and accounting firms worldwide.

"Stephanie DiMarco represents the very best of the Haas School," says Haas School Dean Laura Tyson. "She became a high-tech entrepreneur long before it was hip to do so, and she created a highly successful business on the principle that there should be a balance between our work and our personal lives. Stephanie is a role model to our students, and a much appreciated friend to the school and the university campus. It is an honor and a pleasure for me to present her with the Haas School's Business Leader of the Year Award."

Ms. DiMarco is a member of the Board of Trustees of the UC Berkeley Foundation and a member of the advisory board of the Haas School of Business.

Advent Software, Inc. is the leading provider of Enterprise Investment Management solutions. The company provides a suite of complementary products for the front, middle and back offices of investment management organizations. The company’s common stock is traded on the NASDAQ National Market under the symbol ADVS.

Kathleen Golden
Advent Software, Inc.
301 Brannan Street
San Francisco  CA  94107
(415) 645-1336

Emily Axelrad
Digital Clarity