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Morningstar Appoints Greg Goff as Chief Technology Officer

Monday, October 03, 2011

Morningstar Appoints Greg Goff as Chief Technology Officer09:44 EDT Monday, October 03, 2011CHICAGO, Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Morningstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: MORN), a leading provider of independent investment research, today announced that Greg Goff, 40, has joined the company as chief technology officer. In this role, he will be responsible for Morningstar's global technology strategy, reporting to Joe Mansueto, chairman and chief executive officer. "Greg has a thorough understanding of new technologies along with experience managing large data sets and integrating diverse platforms," Mansueto said. "Technology is one of Morningstar's three core skills, along with research and design, and we're pleased to bring Greg on board to oversee our application development and global infrastructure." Goff joins Morningstar from The Nielsen Company, where he served as senior vice president of global platform technology since 2009. He joined The Nielsen Company in 2004 as vice president of data warehousing. He has also worked for Accenture and BlueMeteor, Inc. in Chicago. Goff holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, with high honors, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. About Morningstar, Inc.Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of products and services for individuals, financial advisors, and institutions. Morningstar provides data on approximately 400,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on more than 5 million equities, indexes, futures, options, commodities, and precious metals, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets. Morningstar also offers investment management services through its investment management subsidiaries and has more than $180 billion in assets under advisement and management as of June 30, 2011. The company has operations in 26 countries.©2011 Morningstar, Inc. All rights reserved.MORN-CMedia Contact:Margaret Kirch Cohen, 312-696-6383 or margaret.cohen@morningstar.com SOURCE Morningstar, Inc.