Rafte & Company Appoints Rebecca Cooke Vice President

Firm extends integrated business strategy/technology consulting services to engineering services firms

Houston, Oct. 13, 2005 – Rafte & Company, a leading provider of business strategy and technology solutions for professional services firms has named veteran strategist Rebecca (Beccy) Cooke to vice president, strategy consultant and executive coach.

In the newly created position, Cooke will oversee Rafte & Company’s expansion into the engineering services market and innovative service offerings. With her expertise in business development strategies for professional services firms, Cooke will help clients align their business development programs, value propositions, culture and processes with the wants and needs of their customers and prospects.

“Rafte & Company has more than 20 years of successfully providing comprehensive business-building solutions to law firms, and now we are taking Rafte & Company to the next level,” said Dena Rafte, president and CEO. “Beccy will be instrumental in leveraging our expertise in designing, implementing and managing growth strategies for the entire professional services market.”

“I am proud to be working with a terrific team focused on maximizing our clients’ operational effectiveness to tangibly and measurably improve their businesses,” said Cooke. “Our expanded services will continue to emphasize how clients throughout the professional services market can enhance business practices to accelerate revenue growth, increase profit margins, protect brand equity and strengthen relationships with their customers.”

Cooke previously held strategic positions with Sprint Corporation, Paranet, Inc., BMC Software and International Business Machines Corporation. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University and holds an MBA from Rice University.

About Rafte & Company
Based in Houston, Rafte & Company is a leading provider of strategy and technology consulting services for law firms and other professional services firms. Established in 1983, Rafte & Company specializes in designing, implementing and managing strategic business solutions that accelerate growth by aligning a firm’s processes, infrastructure, strategy and culture with a clear understanding of the current and future wants and needs of clients and prospects. Learn more about Rafte and Company at www.rafte.com or by calling 713.993.9637 (call toll free: 800.396.9390).