Alacra Adds Data Vets to Management Team

Three New Hires for Service Provider


Information services and reference data provider Alacra has appointed Alan Samuels, Kevin Kollar and Kelvin Dickenson to its management team.

Samuels joins Alacra as vice president of reference data solutions, responsible for the vendor's client, counterparty and legal entity reference data solutions. He has spent the past seven years as a senior executive and advisor at various consumer technology companies, prior to which he was managing director of global product development at Fitch Ratings, and  previously spent seven years in product management and business development roles at Standard & Poor's.

Kollar joins the vendor as vice president of sales in for the Americas, prior to which he was managing director for the Americas at the London Stock Exchange Group, overseeing its expansion in the North American market. Before joining LSE, Kollar spent a year in a business development role at Opera Software, prior to which he spent 16 years at Thomson Reuters and Thomson Financial, including as global head of sales for hedge funds.

Dickenson has joined Alacra as vice president of Compliance Solutions, responsible for leading the vendor's customer-focused product roadmap for anti-money laundering and know your customer solutions, as well as vendor and third-party due diligence, supporting compliance with a host of regulatory requirements.

Previously, Dickenson worked at Dun & Bradstreet for nine years, most recently as managing director of global compliance solutions, prior to which he was associate vice president of commercial risk management at credit card company MBNA.

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