AlphaCert’s new COO to drive rapid expansion

AlphaCert welcomes on board Scott Taylor, a seasoned exec to drive growth

Our new Chief Operating Officer, Scott Taylor, is part of AlphaCert’s significant expansion into large investment managers through Australasia and further afield. Having proven our technology with organisations like AustralianSuper, our ambition is to accelerate growth, and that’s where Scott comes in.

Scott joins AlphaCert from utilities services business Vircom-EMS, where he led the business for three years. He then managed its sale to Vector Limited. Prior to that, Scott worked in national sales and operations leadership roles at FlexiGroup Limited, after working in the IT industry in New Zealand and the UK.

While returning to his origins in the tech sector, it wasn’t the main driver for choosing to join AlphaCert. The passion and vision of AlphaCert’s CEO, Phil Pietersen, and the exceptional quality of the team he is joining were key. Scott sees his appointment as an exciting chance to help drive the global growth of Kiwi businesses.  

He also sees real opportunity to improve the management of data in the investment sector by applying the AlphaCert platform. Investment management and investment operations leaders increasingly see data as a strategic asset and are seeking platforms that help them manage it more effectively. The core of what we do at AlphaCert is about giving them more control over this strategic asset, so they can focus their time on making high quality investment decisions more efficiently.

Since joining the company, Scott has been delighted at the positive feedback from the market and is looking to put in place the right structure and processes to enable AlphaCert to leverage this opportunity.

CEO Phil Pietersen paid tribute to outgoing COO Michelle Poulton. ‘‘Michelle is an outstanding executive who has been the driving force behind commercialising the AlphaCert platform, and building out a team that deliver and support the solution in the market. Thanks to Michelle, we are now a strong, well-structured business capable of significant growth.’’

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