About AlphaCert

AlphaCert was born out of the need to provide a faster, cleaner approach for managing complex sources of investment data.

Our Story

The AlphaCert team is passionate about making the complex simple for customers. Our talented team created our enterprise data solution to provide validated, trusted data faster than mature systems from global vendors. 

We give our customers control and confidence that their data can be accessed quickly and be relied on to make investment decisions. AlphaCert is a highly scalable platform equally suitable for small boutique funds or large scale multi-billion dollar funds.

We are people first
knowing that its teamwork that makes the dream work

We are invested in our customers
going above and beyond

We are always moving forward
innovating and growing ourselves and our clients

Our Team

Basit Ameen

Developer

Basit Ameen

Experienced Software Engineer with 11+ years of experience which cover many aspects of Software Development Life Cycle from software requirement gathering, development to Production Support. Basit is experienced to provide software solutions across industry sectors including Finance, Investment Management and Telecom for major clients in Canada, USA, Germany, Middle East, Pakistan, New Zealand, and Australia.

Ben Watts

Business Analyst

Ben Watts

Ben is a dedicated Business Analyst with 19 years of experience in providing business solutions and software support to major global financial services organisations.

Bhavana Katangal

Developer

Bhavana Katangal

An experienced software developer specializing in Microsoft .NET based web application development.

Blair McClelland

Developer

Blair McClelland

Software engineer with 5+ years’ experience developing robust code for a variety of businesses across multiple industry sectors. Specializing in the Microsoft stack.

Charmaine Ang

Test Analyst

Charmaine Ang

Over 16 years of Information Technology experience working as a software test analyst, developer and designer working in the utilities and financial industry.

Cheryl Dwyer

Head of Operations
Long term member of the ClearPoint leadership team providing operations support to AlphaCert since its inception and throughout its exciting journey.

Dave Harrison

Head of Delivery

Dave Harrison

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

Dusan Vuckovic

Developer

Dusan Vuckovic

Senior Developer / Tech Lead with 34+ years’ of experience in IT, developing software for different businesses and environments.

Ekamban Chokkappan

Automation Tester

Ekamban Chokkappan

Ekamban has over 15 Years of Software Test Automation experience in both Functional and Non-Functional Testing. Worked in a key domain like Insurance, Banking, and Investments. He brings his Test Automation experience from India, Malaysia, and Singapore to New Zealand. Sports enthusiast and Food lover.

Eswari Kumaresan

Test Analyst

Eswari Kumaresan

ISTQB certified tester with over 7 years of quality assurance experience in Waterfall and Agile methodologies.

Frank Coyle

Head of Product Development

Frank Coyle

Frank has a long and varied history in the technology sector in Europe and now New Zealand, with over 20 years of experience as a developer, tech lead, dev manager and SaaS startup founder.

Heidi Aspell

Test Lead

Heidi Aspell

Heidi has over 15 years of Software Quality Assurance experience, working in a range of sectors including Investment Management, Financial Services, Energy Industries, and Tourism.

Helen Marks

Chief Customer Officer

Helen Marks

Helen Marks is a seasoned client management, management consultancy and sales professional. With 17+ years in data and analytics solutions, she has experience in multiple industries including FMCG and Banking and Finance.

Hugh Wilkie

Developer

Hugh Wilkie

Hugh is passionate about delivering quality, maintainable solutions to our customers.

Ian Buenaventura

Test Analyst

Ian Buenaventura

Ian is a conscientious Quality Assurance Tester with over a decade of experience in Software Testing, working with some of the leading companies in Philippines, Malaysia and New Zealand.

James Milne

Head of Product

James Milne

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.

Jenma Stanly

DevOps Engineer

Jenma Stanly

Over 9 years of experience in NZ’s largest telecommunication and digital services company. Worked in Internal Service Desk environment and End User Computing - Network & Infrastructure unit.

Kate Cunningham

Office Manager | EA to Phil Pietersen

Kate Cunningham

Kate brings over 20 years’ experience in office management and support of top level executives to the AlphaCert team.

Mihir Patel

Developer

Mihir Patel

Software Developer with a demonstrated history of working in a fast-paced Agile environment. Recently graduated from The University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Commerce - BCom, and Bachelor of Science - BSc, majored in Information Systems and Computer Science.

Muhammad Faisal

Developer

Muhammad Faisal

Experienced software developer with 13+ years of experience leading all stages of software development cycle with Microsoft, Oracle and related technologies, providing software solutions for Financial and Capital market, Telecom and HealthCare sector for different clients across New Zealand, USA, Canada, Africa, Middle East and Pakistan.

Phil Pietersen

CEO & Founder

Phil Pietersen

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.

Roy Adams

Senior Business Analyst

Roy Adams

Business Analyst with 10+ years of experience, mostly in the financial and capital markets, providing reliable solutions to complex requirements and automating process to improve stability in delivery.

Sanjot Saini

Automation Tester

Sanjot Saini

5+ years’ experience as Test Automation Engineer across Banking, Insurance and Financial Services sector.

Scott Taylor

COO

Scott Taylor

Scott Taylor has over 15 years’ experience in senior executive and management roles in the IT, Finance, and Energy industries.

Sindhoor Nalli

Developer

Sindhoor Nalli

Software Engineer with nearly 9 years of experience in C#, .NET, Database and Data Visualization. Strong engineering professional with a Bachelor of Engineering focused in Computer Engineering.

Stuart Baker

Developer

Stuart Baker

Full stack software developer with a penchant for writing simple and maintainable integration solutions.

Sylu Srinivasan

Test Analyst

Sylu Srinivasan

A passionate Software Engineer having 6 years of experience handling various roles across SDLC and STLC with a strong knowledge of development and testing.

Teri Edwards

Technical Product Manager

Teri Edwards

Teri has a background as an officer and pilot in the RNZAF and over 15 years experience as a developer and technical lead within leading UK investment banks.

Vicki Purcell

Customer Solutions Specialist

Vicki Purcell

Vicki has worked in the IT industry for over 20 years, across industry sectors including Finance, Investment Management, and Banking. Her experience covers many aspects of the software development life cycle, from development and requirements gathering through to release management and production support activities.

Warwick Allen

Support Lead

Warwick Allen

Warwick has over 16 years’ experience in the IT industry across Asia-Pacific, transitioning from development to IT product support 8 years ago, supporting customers in the trade, financial and insurance domains.

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