Meet the team

Our experience lies in working with organisations managing funds worth over US $170bn.

Our story

AlphaCert is a software company focussed on improving enterprise data management in the investment management sector. Amidst the growing volume and complexity of data being generated by their information systems, we put our customers in control – so they have the confidence to make the best investment decisions every day.

An agile investment data management platform for multi-billion dollar funds, the AlphaCert solution provides validated, trusted investment data faster than mature systems from global vendors. AlphaCert enables data interrogation from both an investment portfolio or options view in a way no other system does.

Built for the cloud, AlphaCert is fully customisable with an open architecture and can integrate with leading portfolio management systems. The platform includes powerful reporting, sophisticated analytics and data extraction. Reducing administration and risk, the AlphaCert solution drives more responsible investment management as investment managers can now focus better on growing investor returns, helping reduce the burden on governments to fund retirees.

AlphaCert allows financial analysts to dedicate their time to what they do best: add value to investment portfolios, aided by the swift delivery of intelligent and up-to-the-minute data.

Our key figures

Phil Pietersen CEO

With over 20 years’ experience in the IT industry, Phil started out as a hard core programmer working with some of the leading companies in New Zealand, Australia and the UK. His love of business led him into general management roles. In 2007, he started his first technology company, ClearPoint. Their ethos is: remain independent of technology vendors and work at a strategic level, employing the very best IT talent to solve complex business problems. Phil has steered ClearPoint’s drive into the financial services sector, ensuring that business benefits are at the heart of AlphaCert technology.

Scott Taylor COO

Scott Taylor has over 15 years’ experience in senior executive and management roles in the IT, Finance, and Energy industries. Prior to joining AlphaCert Labs, his most recent roles included Chief Executive of Vircom Energy Management Services where he managed a sales process and subsequent integration on behalf of the owner following an acquisition by Vector Limited. He also spent 8 years in operational and sales leadership roles at FlexiGroup, an ASX 200 company. Scott is passionate about creating commercial value to customers by investing time in developing strong partnerships, focus on our team engagement and wellbeing, use of industry leading technology, and ongoing innovation.

Our team

Teri Edwards
Head of Development

With a background as an officer and pilot in the Royal New Zealand Air Force and subsequently 15 years’ experience as a developer and technical lead in many of the leading UK Investment Banks, Teri drives the evolution of AlphaCert from a technical perspective.

As Technical Product Manager, Teri is responsible for the technical direction and leadership as the AlphaCert product extends its capabilities and expands its customer base.

He’s also working on ensuring that AlphaCert is ready to embrace the latest technologies from cloud computing to blockchains.

David Harrison
Head of Delivery

David is an accomplished project manager with extensive experience in delivering change in the financial services industry.

His work has spanned South Africa, London, Hong Kong and now New Zealand, including initiatives in the asset management, investment banking and retail banking areas.

As Head of Product Delivery, David is responsible for the delivery of the AlphaCert platform to our customers and ensuring their needs are met. Originally from South Africa, David has settled in the North Shore, is an avid sports fan and proud Dad of two young boys.

James Milne
Head of Product

James has worked across the globe for some of the world’s most established businesses. Starting with Air New Zealand, he spent time with Virgin Media in the UK before relocating back to Auckland and joining ClearPoint.

He worked on solutions for Anaplan, GlobalDairyTrade, ACC Investment funds, EatMyLunch and SuperChoice. It was during this period he started working on AlphaCert Labs.

From the initial phase of establishing AlphaCert, James has continued to develop and create a world-class product for investment data management.

We work with

“We saw an opportunity to innovate and we seized it. We combined deep sector expertise, proven results and fresh thinking to create AlphaCert.”

Phil Pietersen, CEO, AlphaCert.

What people say

AlphaCert want to understand the customer. They don’t just come in and tell you what they think you need, they look at what you’ve got, how you operate and work with you on what you do need.
Fenella Gray, Consultant
AlphaCert would go beyond offerings of mature vendors to develop capabilities that were needed.
Vicki Martyn, Australian Super
AlphaCert takes away a lot of manual work from a back and middle office perspective and gives more accurate real time information to a front office environment.’
Fenella Gray, Consultant
It is their willingness to go beyond and the flexibility their product offers.
Vicki Martyn, Australian Super

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