Alessa is part of Tier1 Financial Solutions and is an industry-recognized software solution for compliance, controls monitoring and fraud prevention applications.
The solution is used by banks, credit unions, money services businesses (MSBs), casinos and fintechs for compliance to global anti-money laundering (AML) regulations and fraud prevention. Alessa also has a significant global footprint with organizations in the retail, healthcare, insurance and other corporate sectors with its continuous controls monitoring and fraud detection and prevention capabilities.
Alessa helps clients identify high-risk entities and activities early, engage the business to investigate and remediate any potential issues and comply with regulations. This is achieved by seamlessly making fraud prevention and compliance part of business day-to-day activities.
Chief Executive Officer
Jiro is responsible for the day to day operations, focusing on growth, scalability and happy customers. He has more than 30 years of experience in technology and capital markets. Prior to Tier1, Jiro was CEO and co-founder of Reval, the leading SaaS provider of treasury and risk management solutions. Prior to Reval, Jiro worked at WestLB, Deutsche Bank, BofA, DKBFP and Kidder Peabody.
Chief Operating Officer
Andrew has more than 20 years of experience building businesses in the fields of information systems audit and security, data analytics, anti-money laundering and forensics. He is a regular thought-leader and contributor to conferences. Andrew was the founder and CEO of SymSure Ltd. and is the founder and chairman of Symptai Consulting, an IT security and consulting firm.
Chief Financial Officer
Mark focuses on driving business strategies and long range financial plans that sustain Tier1’s growth. He has more than 30 years of experience in the international technology industry. Prior to Tier1, Mark was CFO at Abacus Data Systems Canada, NorthPlains, Syncapse and Platform Computing and VP Finance at Solcorp. Mark started his career at Deloitte’s, where he obtained his CPA, CA designation.
Director of Marketing
Anu is responsible for the Alessa's global marketing strategy. She has more than 20 years of experience in strategic marketing in high-tech industries, product marketing, demand generation, content marketing and product management and development. She has received a number of awards including Canada’s top 40 social influencers in finance, innovation and risk by Thomson Reuters.
Director of Sales
Derrick has more than 20 years of success leading enterprise software and mobile technology initiatives, including strategic SaaS solutions. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated business and technical savvy, possessing a big-picture vision and a keen attention to details. At Alessa, he leads the dynamic team bringing the Alessa solution to clients around the world.
Director of Solution Delivery, Consulting
Kal has more than 20 years of experience in data analytics for various industries, including financial services. Kal, along with his team, ensures the successful delivery of AML and fraud solutions to customers aiming to use advanced analytics to their advantage. He is a regular contributor to conferences and a frequent speaker on data analytics and cognitive (AI).
Dan has advised and managed many organizations and has expertise in risk intelligence, online risk, cybercrime as well as compliance with the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and the Common Reporting Standard (CRS) for international tax reporting. He is also the former CEO for World-Check, now Refinitiv, and led the company to a successful sale to Thomson Reuters.
"Alessa had added so much value to my team’s ability to effectively monitor transactions and to assure our stakeholders that we have oversight over all transactions." - Leigh-Ann B
"Alessa helps my company to detect unusual activity and assists us with storing of information relating to a particular item." - Michelle F
"Data is always there and extremely easily to navigate and use the tool for transaction monitoring." - Tanya S
"The new screening function is very useful, especially for payment screening." - Camisha M
"Alessa allows us to perform significantly more controls than would be possible manually. We significantly improved our compliance and risk management system for accounting and taxation issues." - Christian S.
"We get a monthly report of all our [tax] issues and get a better feeling for cases that should be checked." - Frank H.