ALPHASENSE ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF KIVA KOLSTEIN AS ITS NEW CHIEF REVENUE OFFICER
September 12, 2017 – New York, NY – AlphaSense, provider of the revolutionary AlphaSense search engine for knowledge professionals, today announced that Kiva Kolstein has been named Chief Revenue Officer. In this newly-created role, Kolstein will oversee all revenue generation for AlphaSense, which currently serves knowledge professionals across more than 650 different companies, including the world’s largest investment firms, 66% of the top equity hedge funds and 60% of Dow 30 companies.
Kolstein brings more than 20 years of sales leadership experience at several high-growth companies. He was most recently Chief Revenue Officer for Handshake, a global B2B commerce platform. Previously, Kolstein was VP Sales and Chief Growth Officer for Percolate, where he grew revenues ten-fold over three years and built the global sales organization to more than 100 employees. Prior to Percolate, Kolstein was SVP Sales at Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG), where he built the corporate division from the ground up to a significant new line of business.
“As AlphaSense continues to chart a course of rapid growth, Kiva brings a well-demonstrated ability to continue quickly scaling up our search engine’s adoption as we leverage the vast, multi-market opportunities ahead of us,” said Jack Kokko, CEO and co-founder of AlphaSense. “Kiva has a uniquely impressive track record in driving high growth in sophisticated knowledge professional markets, and we are very excited to have him join our leadership team.”
About AlphaSense, Inc.
AlphaSense provides a revolutionary search engine for knowledge professionals. Our mission is to curate and semantically index the world’s investment and market research content, including the vast high-value content sets that traditional web search engines cannot reach. Our users can rapidly search and discover key data points, and track impactful new information with intelligent alerts. Our clients include many of the world’s largest investment and advisory firms, global banks, law firms and corporations. The AlphaSense subscription service helps our clients become dramatically more productive, and gain an information edge by discovering critical data points and trends that others miss.