Mark Asaro Promoted to Associate Portfolio Manager – October 6, 2010

Essential Investment Partners, LLC announced today the promotion of Mark J. Asaro to Associate Portfolio Manager. Since joining Essential in 2007, Mr. Asaro has played an important role in the success of the Essential Growth Portfolio℠, the firm’s quality growth equity strategy.

“Mark is an integral part of the investment services we provide to our clients,” said Jerry Paul, Partner and Chief Investment Officer. “This promotion reflects the growing role we expect Mark to play in achieving our clients’ investment goals,” he continued.

Mr. Asaro is a Chartered Financial Analyst® Charterholder and holds a masters of business administration from the University of Colorado, a bachelor of science – finance from Fairfield University and is in the final stages of earning a masters of public policy from the University of Denver.