Visible Alpha Strengthens Senior Sales and Relationship Management Teams

Apr 28 2017 | 6:12pm ET

Fast-growing research technology platform provider Visible Alpha has strengthened its senior team, adding former Fitch Solutions executive Mark McNerney and ex-S&P Global sales specialist Janet Stemberger to its roster.

McNerney joins the company as head of sales – EMEA, with responsibility for expanding and servicing the growing client base in the region. Previously, Mark spent three years at Fitch Solutions, where he was Global Head of Strategic Partnerships. Beforehand, he spent eight years at the Montreal-based investment research house BCA Research, where he led the EMEA institutional sales team.

Stemberger comes aboard as head of relationship management and client development. Previously, she spent six years at S&P Global, where she was SVP of global sales, and twelve years at Thomson Reuters in various senior sales and global account management roles.

The hires come after Visible Alpha grew its staff nearly 30% in Q1 and opened a new office in London in support of MiFID II solutions demand, the company said in a statement. 

“We are fortunate to have so many talented people joining our firm, and these new hires are amazing examples of the types of people we have been able to attract,” said Charles Poliacof, chief revenue officer at Visible Alpha. “I am delighted to have Janet and Mark join our team as they both have deep industry experience and impressive track records in cultivating new business opportunities and delivering exceptional client service.”

Rapid growth in clients and platform contributors has been driven by the acquisition of ONEaccess in January, partnerships with other leading solution providers including IHS Markit, Liquidnet, FactSet and ITG, and new product launches, the company said.

Founded in 2012, Visible Alpha creates a common language and platform for Wall Street analysts’ financial models and forecasts. The company combines advanced data correction methodologies, a secure distribution network and sophisticated analytical tools to drive efficiencies and transparency into the research process. Visible Alpha is backed by firms including Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citi, Jefferies, Morgan Stanley and UBS. 

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