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In a fluctuating landscape of consolidation, digitisation, shrinking margins, and automation, Alpha helps its clients think smarter and shape their business for the future. When your clients’ demands become more complicated, we help you work more effectively. Where your rivals look to outcompete you, we’ll help you achieve the reverse.
We continually search the market for innovations that will make a difference, and collaborate with vendors to make sure we deliver the right results for our clients. We assess the relative merits of industry best practice versus a centralised, tailored solution to understand what the business impacts will be, and bring the business users along in language they understand. Once the programme has gone live, we provide support and assist with annual upgrades.
Rather than endless PowerPoints or theorising, our priority is practical advice you can use straight away. We’re strategic thinkers who focus on solutions that immediately benefit your business.
What’s right for your business must be unique. We’re adept at adapting the proven and the innovative to solve your particular challenges.
We believe working with you means being in the same room. With consultants in all the major financial centres, we can be with you whenever you need our local expertise and global insight.
We work well as a team because we like each other, and we like what we do. There are no egos involved, we share knowledge and believe good ideas can come from anywhere. We’re genuinely excited by the challenges our clients set us.
In times of unprecedented change, it’s easy to do something for the sake of it or because everyone else is doing it. If we can’t see how it adds value to your business, we’ll tell you.
Euan has served as Global Chief Executive Officer of Alpha since 2013. During this period, the business has increased EBITDA almost seven-fold, and he has led the Group through two private equity transitions and a public listing on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM in 2017. Euan was previously Chief Executive Officer of Alpha UK, starting in April 2011, where he established both Alpha’s M&A Integration and Operations & Outsourcing practices. He joined Alpha in 2004 and has over 20 years’ financial services experience, having worked at Merrill Lynch and KPMG, where he qualified as a chartered accountant.
Euan keeps the skills to support and deliver the Group’s strategy up to date through his role as Chief Executive Officer of a global consulting firm operating within the financial services sector. In this role, Euan has to understand and manage the interests of a range of stakeholders, including employees, clients, competitors and investors. Euan maintains a number of strong industry relationships that involve sharing of knowledge and perspectives.
John is a chartered accountant with 23 years of corporate finance, banking and audit experience. He joined from HSBC where he was a Director in the UK Mid-Market Advisory team (2007-12), the Corporate Origination team (2012-16) and latterly, the UK Banking team (2016-2018). Over his 11 year tenure he advised on a variety of M&A transactions and led loan financings for UK corporates. Prior to this he spent more than five years at MacArthur & Co. focusing on capital raisings including AIM IPOs. John started his career at KPMG, where he spent nearly seven years, working across financial services audit and risk management with exposure to financial reporting requirements, governance, risk & internal controls and systems’ implementation. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, graduated LLB (Hons) from the University of Aberdeen and holds an Executive MBA from the University of Bristol & École Nationale des Ponts & Chaussées, France. John joined Alpha in February 2018.
Nick has 15 years of experience consulting in the financial services, and in particular the capital markets sector. Specialising in asset management outsourcing, he has worked with a wide range of clients on advisory and implementation roles covering large scale outsourcing and organisational change initiatives, strategic business studies and market trend analysis.
Sarah is Alpha’s Global Chief Operating Officer. She joined Alpha in 2008. Before moving into business operations, she spent over 10 years in asset and wealth management consulting with experience performing both project management and functional roles, and working extensively on implementation and business transformation projects. As COO, Sarah is responsible for overseeing operations functions globally including IT & infrastructure, data privacy, people and talent management, service delivery and knowledge management.
Lee is the Global Head of Aiviq. Lee has a record of international business building with over 20 years experience, providing market leading enterprise and SaaS solutions to leading financial institutions. Lee has extensive knowledge of strategy creation, execution and expansion and has a proven track record in business development, process management and organisational optimisation.
Luc is the Global Head of Asset & Wealth Management Consulting at Alpha. Before joining Alpha, Luc spent 5 years with UBS in Paris and was head of change management. Prior to that, Luc spent 6 years with Solving International, a management consultancy, specialising in asset and wealth management in Europe.
Stuart is the Global Chief Client Officer & Head of UK for Asset & Wealth Management Consulting at Alpha. Stuart began his career at Accenture, where he specialised in the capital markets sector, leading projects ranging from system implementations to process change initiatives. Stuart then moved to J.P. Morgan, where he ran strategic projects within the credit exotics and hybrids middle office team, before joining Alpha in 2007. Since then, Stuart has worked on a wide variety of asset management projects, including new product development, competitive analysis, rate card reviews and large-scale onboarding programmes.
Stuart holds a First Class honours degree in Computer Science from the University of Sheffield.
Joe is Head of North America for Asset & Wealth Management Consulting at Alpha. Prior to joining Alpha Joe held operations and technology leadership roles at Nuveen Investments and BNY Mellon Asset Management. Joe has also held executive management positions at several service provider and consulting firms. Joe has worked extensively across the US and Europe, consulting to a range of leading asset managers. He has a breadth of experience across all aspects of the asset management business ranging from major change programs to corporate strategy and operating model definition.
Neil joined Alpha in April 2011 as a result of the acquisition of Tomtom Consultants. Neil established Tomtom Consultants in 2005 to become the leading consultant to distribution in investment management.
Neil has fifteen years experience working within investment management distribution and has more than eight years consultancy experience. During this time, Neil has assisted with business, operational and technical strategy addressing areas such as service proposition, client relationship management, client communications, marketing automation and web delivery.
Mike has over 20 years’ consulting experience and is an Executive Director and the Global Head of Alpha’s Distribution Practice, advising Asset Managers globally across their Sales, Marketing, Client Service and Product functions. Mike specialises in Distribution Transformation, including Strategy, Operating Models, Process Optimisation, Distribution Technology, Client Experience, Distribution Data & Analytics.
Alpha’s greatest strength is having good people, and with Alpha you can be sure of what you are getting
The people at Alpha are our greatest asset. We remain completely committed to hiring the very highest quality consultants at every level
At Alpha we all contribute to the development of our sustainable culture, and work hard to make sure that we support our clients and each other, as well as give back to the wider community.