Our mission is to apply cutting edge technology to help knowledge professionals rapidly find critical information and act with greater insight.
AlphaSense launched a unique search engine in 2010 that offers a new standard for information discovery. Using a blend of advanced linguistic search and natural language processing algorithms, AlphaSense enables research professionals to search, navigate, set alerts and analyze filings, research, news and other disclosures for critical data points that others are missing — with unprecedented speed and accuracy.
Executives

JACK KOKKO
JACK KOKKOFOUNDER AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Jack Kokko is a visionary entrepreneur with a background in global financial services and a track record of delivering enabling technologies to demanding markets. Previously, he was the founding CEO of Silecs and a senior analyst with Morgan Stanley. He holds a Wharton MBA and a MSc. degree in engineering.

RAJ NEERVANNAN
RAJ NEERVANNANFOUNDER AND CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
Raj Neervannan is an experienced software entrepreneur with more than 15 years of technology and management experience across a number of industries. Previously, he was CTO at the ePolicy Division of Choicepoint. He holds a Wharton MBA and Master’s degree in Mathematics and Computer Science.

BOB MAGRI
BOB MAGRICHIEF CONTENT OFFICER
Bob Magri has more than 20 years of product and content leadership experience in the financial information and technology space, building new functions and high-performing teams at several companies, including S&P Capital IQ, FactSet, SSGA and Fidelity. He holds a dual BS in Finance and Management from Northeastern University, and has been featured in various industry publications.

KEVIN BROOM
KEVIN BROOMEVP PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Kevin Broom has more than 20 years of experience managing product development and business operations, and building digital audiences and ecosystems. Most recently, he was responsible for general management of Yahoo’s EMEA search business where he led product development, traffic management, analytics and commercial teams.

LEE JACOBEK
LEE JACOBEKVP PRODUCT MANAGEMENT
Lee Jacobek has extensive experience designing and delivering products that delight users. Previously, he held leadership positions within the investment research product team at Thomson Reuters, and helped to build a widely adopted financial research platform at StarMine. He holds a Kellogg MBA and a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering.

EERO JYSKE
EERO JYSKEVP ENGINEERING
Eero Jyske is an innovative engineering leader with more than 15 years of experience in leading successful technical teams, specializing in high technology software and hardware platforms. Most recently he led engineering teams for Nokia in several global locations, including Silicon Valley, Texas, Japan and Finland.

JOHN GAROFOLI
JOHN GAROFOLIEVP GLOBAL SALES
John Garofoli is a senior sales executive with more than 20 years of experience in financial services. He was formerly VP Sales at Thomson Reuters, and previously the head of sales for StarMine, the supplier of data and analytics to investment managers worldwide, where he built and led the sales team from the company’s early days until its acquisition by Thomson Reuters.

JULIE CRAIG
JULIE CRAIGVP MARKETING
Julie Craig is a senior marketing executive with more than 20 years of experience in financial services. She was formerly with Interactive Data where she led marketing initiatives and a multi-million dollar budget for an award-winning product line for individual and institutional investors.

KEVIN RANTZ
KEVIN RANTZGROUP CONTROLLER
Kevin Rantz is a finance executive with more than 20 years of experience in financial services. He previously held senior finance and operations roles at StarMine and Thomson Reuters. He has experience with M&A, financial analysis, business integrations, business strategy and analytics, systems development and process improvement.
Advisors
TOM GLOCER
Tom Glocer is the founder and managing partner of Angelic Ventures, LP, a family office investing in financial technology, media, “big data” and healthcare. He is the former CEO of Thomson Reuters. Mr. Glocer joined Reuters Group in 1993 and was named CEO of Reuters Group PLC in July 2001 and CEO of Thomson Reuters upon its formation in 2008. He is a director of Merck & Co., Inc., Morgan Stanley, K2 Intelligence, and the Council on Foreign Relations; a trustee of the Cleveland Clinic, and a member of the Columbia College Board of Visitors, the President’s Council on International Activities at Yale University, the Advisory Board of the Judge Institute of Management at Cambridge University, the European Business Leaders Council, the Atlantic Council, the Corporate Advisory Board of Tate Britain and the Madison Council of the Library of Congress.
JOE GATTO
Joe Gatto is the founder and CEO of StarMine. He built the company as a supplier of analytics technology and services to investment managers worldwide. StarMine, later acquired by Thomson Reuters, provided powerful quantitative analyses of Wall Street analysts and of public companies and was recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the 500 fastest growing companies in America for 3 years in a row.
DR. LAURI KARTTUNEN
Dr. Karttunen is one of the world’s leading experts in natural language processing, and plays a critical role in guiding language technology development at AlphaSense. He has authored a number of seminal papers on discourse referents, presuppositions, implicative verbs and questions. In 2007 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Computational Linguistics. Dr. Karttunen is a consulting professor in linguistics at Stanford.
RISTO SIILASMAA
Risto Siilasmaa is one of the most respected and successful high-tech entrepreneurs in the Nordic countries. He is the Chairman of Nokia Corporation, and the founder, Chairman and largest shareholder of F-Secure Corporation, a publicly traded computer security software company based in Finland. Mr. Siilasmaa is also an active business angel, investing in several high technology startups.
DAVID HILL, CFA
David Hill is a former Senior Vice President of Research Content and a 23-year veteran of FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE: FDS), a leading provider of analytical applications and data to investment managers. During his tenure, FactSet grew from a company of less than 15 people to a publicly traded corporation with over $600 million in annual revenues and thousands of employees. At FactSet, Mr. Hill led strategy and development for various new products and content sets, including FactSet’s sell-side research and Marquee News/Quote applications.
RICHARD LEGGETT
Richard Leggett is the CEO of Frontier Strategy Group, the emerging markets research firm. He has worked in the information and financial services industry for over 20 years, as CEO of Business Intelligence Advisors, as head of the $140m Governance Business unit at RiskMetrics Group, as CEO of Center for Financial Research and Analysis (CFRA), and as Managing Director in equity research at Goldman Sachs in New York and London.
About European Union’s Horizon

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 684310.