Steven Goldstein

Co-founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Previously, 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

Co-founder, President and Chief Operating Officer

Prior to Alacra, 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

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

Chief Financial Officer

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

Vice President, Compliance Solutions

Mr. Dickenson 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.


Kevin Kollar

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.


Alan Samuels

Vice President, Reference Data Solutions

Mr. Samuels is responsible for all of Alacra’s client, counterparty vendor and entity reference data and 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 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

Vice President, Data Operations

Mr. Ortman 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

Vice President, Operations

Mr. Tamayev is responsible for systems, database, and network services at Alacra. He has been with Alacra since 1999, starting as a software developer and most recently as a development manager. Prior to joining Alacra, he 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

Vice President, Software Development

Mr. Tharaken heads the teams that develop Alacra’s innovative professional products portfolio and supervises all client engagements. In this role, he oversees the design, creation and development of Alacra’s professional products with a large emphasis on customer relations.

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

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