alva is a leading solution for integrated Reputation Intelligence analytics. We collect, analyze and report on stakeholder sentiment to help the world’s leading companies better manage their stakeholder relationships and link reputation metrics to value creation.
We are very proud of the alva team, and we don’t mind saying so. Our team is the critical component of alva, it is what makes us strong.
Our team is made up of product and software engineers, data analysts, sector experts, editors and experienced marketing and communications practitioners. We are a truly diverse and international business representing more than 20 different countries amongst us.
Alberto is the Founder and Chief Executive of alva and a Visiting Professor at Cass Business School.
Alberto has spent the past 25 years working in the Business Information and Analysis sector developing decision-intelligence solutions for Fortune 500 companies. Prior to founding alva, Alberto worked for at a number of global business information companies where he held executive roles in the areas of Marketing, Strategy and Corporate Development.
Alberto has a First-Class BA Hons degree from the University of the Arts London and an MBA from Cass Business School.
Richard is Chief Financial Officer at alva, overseeing financial strategy and operations. Prior to joining alva, Richard was CFO at Quintessentially, a global business with over 60 offices worldwide and total annual revenue in excess of £60m.
Previously, Richard also held a senior finance position at Wall to Wall (a subsidiary of Time Warner Inc.).
Richard trained as an accountant at BDO and gained an ACA qualification in 2007. He holds a BEng (Hons.) degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from UMIST.
Alastair has held management and leadership positions in the media intelligence and reputation management industry for the past 10 years.
Alastair is a passionate believer in the science of corporate reputation analysis and its practical application to drive stakeholder value. He works closely with customers, analysts and academics to ensure alva’s methodology remains leading edge and constantly evolving.
Richard is a published research author and qualified financial analyst.
Prior to alva, Richard successfully built the first global infrastructure team for Clifford Chance, and co-founded a wireless tech company, taking the business from concept to profitability.
He also spent several years in equity research, with listed tech companies in the UK on M&A, strategy review and financial forecasting.
William Haney is Director of Big Win Philanthropy, a global foundation that invests in children and young people in developing countries.
He formerly led several divisions at Thomson Reuters, the global information services company serving asset managers, bankers, and corporations, and was an economic consultant with The Services Group, advising developing countries in Latin America and Africa on export-led growth strategies.
William received a BA in Economics from Northwestern University and an MBA in Finance and Public Policy from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
After a decade with leading growth company investment firms, Summit Partners and HgCapital, Oliver founded CIT Growth Capital to bring capital and partnership to profitable, growing businesses in three sectors: software, information services and online marketplaces. He also sits on the boards of Third Financial Software and Sportpursuit.
Oliver has an MBA from Harvard Business School, and an MA in Economics & Management from The University of Oxford.
Quentin Boyd is a Senior Adviser at Edmond de Rothschild where he has spent over 20 years as a corporate financier.
Quentin qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in London and has an MA in History from Cambridge University.