Steve Goldstein, CEO of Alacra will be the primary author of this blog. Authors of guest postings will be identified at the end of their posts.
Alacra provides innovative information solutions to more than 400 global financial institutions, corporations, and professional services firms. Alacra's workflow tools organize, filter, and package mission-critical business information from more than 75 premium publishers and a hand-curated universe of 3,000+ web-based sources, delivering user-ready results.
Alacra Compliance Solutions help clients improve the effectiveness of compliance processes with low cost of ownership workflow tools, from CIP to CDD, EDD, and credit investigations.
Business specific applications keep Alacra's clients up-to-date on their customers, prospects, investments, competition, partners, and suppliers, driving business development and streamlining operations.
Alacra was founded as Data Downlink Corporation in 1996 by Steven Goldstein and Michael Angle, former executives of Knight-Ridder's Business Information Services division. The privately-held company was renamed Alacra, Inc. in June 2001. Headquartered in New York, with an office in London, Alacra, Inc. employs more than 60 content, technology, sales and marketing professionals.
About Steven Goldstein:
Steven Goldstein is Co-founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Alacra. Formerly, Mr. Goldstein was Vice President of Strategic Planning for Knight-Ridder's Business Information Services division. In that role he was responsible for Knight-Ridder's acquisition of Technimetrics and its pre-IPO investment in Netscape Communications. Mr. Goldstein previously held a range of sales and marketing positions at Knight-Ridder's Business Information properties.
Mr. Goldstein recently completed a three year term on the New York Federal Reserve President's Advisory Council on Small Business and Agriculture.
Mr. Goldstein has a BS in English from SUNY Albany and an MBA in Finance from The Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. He resides in New York City.
The Alacra Blog covers topics in the business information space including content providers, search technologies, legal entity identifiers, compliance, anti-money laundering, know your customer rules, and related thoughts.