Management Bios

Steven Goldstein is Co-founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Alacra. Formerly, Mr. Goldstein was Vice President of Strategic Planning for Knight-Ridder's Business Information Services division. In that role he was responsible for Knight-Ridder's acquisition of Technimetrics and its pre-IPO investment in Netscape Communications. Mr. Goldstein previously held a range of sales and marketing positions at Knight-Ridder's Business Information properties.

Mr. Goldstein recently completed a three year term on the New York Federal Reserve President's Advisory Council on Small Business and Agriculture.

Mr. Goldstein has a BS in English from SUNY Albany and an MBA in Finance from The Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. He resides in New York City.

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Michael Angle is Co-founder, President and Chief Operating Officer of Alacra. Formerly, Mr. Angle was Vice President of Technology at Technimetrics, Inc., a $20 million financial information company. His responsibilities included managing all aspects of technical development and operations.

Previously, Mr. Angle spent three years as a Product Development Manager for EJV Partners, where his responsibilities included product definition, technical implementation and support of Communications and Real-Time Products.

He holds a BS in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He resides in Warwick, NY.

Donald Roll is Managing Director - Europe. Formerly, Mr. Roll was Managing Director, Europe for Knight-Ridder Financial/Bridge, where he led the international expansion of the real-time financial information supplier. Prior to his posting to London in 1990, Mr. Roll held a series of senior management positions with Knight-Ridder Financial's Americas organization.

Mr. Roll holds an Accounting Degree from Rider University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Craig Kissel is Chief Financial Officer at Alacra. Formerly Mr. Kissel was the Chief Financial Officer for GovPX, Inc. for thirteen years where he was responsible for the finance, administrative, HR and legal operations of the eventual thirty million dollar start-up firm from its inception until its sale to one of its shareholders in 2005.

Previously, Mr. Kissel was Director of Finance for Knight Ridder Financial Americas and spent ten years in the ITT Industries group in various financial management positions. He holds a BS in commerce from Rider University and an MBA in finance and accounting from the University of Scranton.

Mr. Kissel is a veteran of the Armed Services and resides in Hewitt, New Jersey.

Kelvin Dickenson, CFCS, is Vice President of Alacra Compliance Solutions and is responsible for leading a Customer focused product roadmap to ensure KYC/AML and vendor/third party due diligence compliance with a range of regulatory requirements. Prior to joining Alacra in 2014, Kelvin was at Dun & Bradstreet for 9 years. most recently as Managing Director of Compliance Solutions and previously as principal consultant for several of D&B's strategic Customers, leading engagements in Compliance, reference data, credit review and risk management.

Before joining D&B, Kelvin spent a combined 20 years in Compliance, Credit, Loss Prevention and Managerial roles at two major financial institutions where his responsibilities included developing CIP policies, procedures, data sources and technology solutions to meet the requirements of the USA Patriot Act. Kelvin is a member of the charter class of Certified Financial Crime Specialists and is a current member of the advisory board at the Association of Certified Financial Crimes Specialists.

Colin duSaire is Vice President of Reference Data Initiatives. His primary responsibility is for customer specific concordance for their entity universe allowing them access entity identifiers for each of the clients within their CRM or risk systems. Mr. duSaire has over 20 years experience in the Financial Information Services marketplace. Prior to joining Alacra he was a Product Manager with Knight-Ridder Financial.

Mr. duSaire has a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of the West Indies and a MBA in Marketing from Pace University in New York.

Kevin Kollar is Vice President, Sales - America. Mr. Kollar is responsible for the leadership of the sales teams covering North and South America, including the new business and account management responsibilities. Mr. Kollar formerly held sales leadership roles at the London Stock Exchange Group, overseeing the rapid expansion and growth in the North American market, and at Thomson Reuters, as a global managing director of sales, where in his 16 year career, he helped to drive and develop top performing sales teams and rapid expansion. He has worked in New York, London, and Boston starting his career in financial services sales 23 years ago with Merrill Lynch.

Mr. Kollar holds a B.S. in Finance from Providence College, and is a board member of organizations supporting developmentally disabled children and adults.

Ed Lloyd is Alacra's Vice President of Sales - EMEA/APAC. Ed is responsible for the management of the sales teams covering Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific, including new business and account management teams. Formerly, Mr. Lloyd was a member of Accuity Inc's Executive Committee, managing the sales team for EMEA, and APAC - he helped more than quadruple new business sales in 6 years in the EMEA and APAC markets, breaking into new vertical and geographic markets, including Asia and the Middle East. This growth helped take Accuity to successful acquisition by Reed Elsevier Plc to be integrated into Bankers Almanac, creating BankersAccuity. Prior to Accuity, Mr. Lloyd held various sales and management roles in the technology industry and has acquired over 20 years experience in sales. Mr. Lloyd holds a BA (Hons) from University West of England, Bristol in Financial Services.

Alan Samuels is Vice President, Reference Data Solutions and is responsible for all of Alacra's client, counterparty vendor and entity reference data applications.

Mr. Samuels has extensive experience leading product management, data operations, and market development functions in the financial services industry. He spent over 10 years at leading data, research, tools and analytics businesses at Standard & Poor’s and Fitch Ratings. He also led product management and strategy at WorldPay, a leading electronic payments processor.

In addition, he has founded and led a number of start-ups. He is the former CEO of Clearpath Immigration and led Strategy & Operations at Dotmenu, (culminating in its sale to GrubHub). He was also a co-founder of People Capital, an education finance platform, where he led the development of the lending platform, private-label services and innovative risk analytics for the student marketplace.

Mr. Samuels began his career as a management consultant with Arthur Andersen and Gemini Consulting, where he worked on many strategic and operational consulting projects across the US, Europe and Africa. He has an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and an MA (Hons) in Law and Management from Cambridge University.

Steve Ortman is Vice President, Content Product Management. Steve has responsibility for Alacra's Reference Data Department which in addition to mapping identifiers from over 100 premium content providers produces the Alacra Authority File, all concordance offerings and Alacra's legal entity directory and Steve’s team includes both on and offshore resources. Steve has been working in financial information services for more than 20 years and has worked for (then) Banque Paribas, Thomson Financial Services and FactSet Research Systems. Steve earned a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and spent his first seven years after college as a Navy fighter pilot flying the F-14 Tomcat.

Albert Tamayev is Vice President of Operations and is responsible for systems, database, and network services at Alacra. Albert has been with Alacra since 1999, starting as a software developer and most recently as a development manager. Prior to joining Alacra, Albert was a software developer at Bloomberg LP.

Mr. Tamayev holds a B.A. degree in Computer Science from New York University and a M.S. Degree in Information Systems from New York University.

Ajit Tharaken is Vice President of Professional Products. Mr. Tharaken heads the teams that develop Alacra's innovative professional products portfolio and supervises all client engagements. In this role, Ajit oversees the design, creation and development of Alacra's professional products with a large emphasis on customer relations.

Prior to joining Alacra in 1999, Ajit was the Director of Technology at a fund of funds where he created an internet based hedge fund application now owned by Morningstar.

Ajit has a Master's Degree in Computer Science from Columbia University in the City of New York.