About Team

Key Personnel and Advisors

a team with a proven track record



Charles Poliacof

Chief Executive Officer

  • Chief Revenue Officer, Visible Alpha
  • Founding Member, ONEaccess (acquired by Visible Alpha)
  • Managing Director, Novus Partners
  • 15 years of buy-side experience

Andrew Dubois

Chief Operating Officer

  • Operating Partner, Sand Hill East
  • Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Tulco Labs
  • Executive Director, UBS

Ian Cook

Chief Technology Officer

  • Chief Decision Scientist, Govini
  • Head of Data Products, Tulco Labs
  • Senior Data Scientist, kWantera

Josh Shams

EVP, Revenue & Field Operations

  • VP, Sales – North America, Axway
  • VP, Sales – Americas (East), Moogsoft
  • Region Director – Sales, ServiceNow

Emily Somma

VP, Solutions

  • Head of Client Account Management, Adaptive Management
  • Product and Client Engagement, Eze Software Group
  • Over 5 years of Fintech experience

David Hannibal

VP, Product

  • Head of Product & Partnerships, IEX
  • Global Head of Startegic Partnerships & Alliances, Duco
  • VP, Global Manager, Channel Partners, Factset

Ashley Kaplan

VP, Marketing

  • Director, Marketing, Terzo
  • Director, Marketing, PerformLine
  • Sr. Marketing Manager, CSF (iconectiv)

Jay Ruether

VP, Finance

  • Sr. Business Manager, Siemens
  • Head of Performance Controlling, Siemens

Balaji Subbarman

Director of Data Operations, India

  • Founded Knoema India
  • Senior Technical Architect, Infosys
  • Solution Architect, Ford Motors
  • 20 years’ experience in data delivery


Vladimir Bougay


  • Chief Software Architect, Prognoz
  • Data patents holder and published author
  • 19 years of software and technology leadership experience

Andy Brown


  • CEO of Sand Hill East, a strategic management, advisory, and marketing firm for emerging companies.
  • Member of the boards of directors of Guidewire (GWRE), Zscaler (ZS), Pure Storage (PSTG), Digital Asset, Moogsoft, LMRKTS, and Sitehands.
  • CEO and co-owner of Biz Tectonics, a privately held consulting company.
  • Former Group Chief Technology Officer of UBS, and held various executive roles at leading banking companies, including Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, and Credit Suisse.

Matt Dell Orfano


  • Senior Analyst at Discovery Capital focusing on technology, and special situations, globally.
  • Former Senior Analyst and Partner at Arch Capital Management, a Forbes 400 family investment subsidiary.
  • Former analyst at Pike Capital, a long-biased, special situations fund where he steered research and restructured illiquid public investments predominantly in Asia.
  • Began career at Citigroup’s investment bank, focusing on esoteric, asset-backed finance.

Roseann Palmieri


  • Managing Partner of Sand Hill East LLC, where she advises and creates strategy for portfolio companies.
  • Managing Partner of Bullseye Technology Ventures, a newly launched venture fund focusing on early and growth stage companies in financial services, enterprise, cloud and cyber technologies.
  • Member of the boards of directors for CloudFrame, Vernon François, and Project V7.
  • Over 25 years of experience successfully leveraging information to drive business growth, shape strategy, manage data, deliver information, improve performance, maximize information value and amplify intelligence.

Elizabeth Pritchard


  • Founder and CEO of White Rock Data Solutions, a data commercialization advisory firm.
  • Member of the board of directors of Eagle Alpha; advisor to the FISD Alternative Data Council.
  • Former Managing Director at Goldman Sachs – holding executive roles across the bank for two decades; COO of AIG Global Science Group; and Co-Founder and Head of Go-To-Market at Crux Informatics.