AlphaSense Appoints Veteran Chief People Officer and Chief Financial Officer
Company Strengthens Executive Leadership Team with Tech Industry Heavyweights to Support Continued Rapid Growth
AlphaSense, the search engine for market intelligence, announced two new appointments to its executive team. John Reid-Dodick, a global HR veteran with prior leadership roles at WeWork, Dun & Bradstreet, AOL and Reuters, joins AlphaSense as Chief People Officer. Joseph Hill, with more than 25 years of experience as CFO of high-growth private and public companies including Greenway Health and Monotype, joins as Chief Financial Officer. Both are based in the company’s New York headquarters.
With more than two decades of experience in a number of global HR and business leadership positions, John Reid-Dodick, who goes by JRD, is an expert in leadership, talent, and change management, with a track record of transforming and scaling high-performing cultures. From 2016 to 2018, he served as WeWork’s Chief People Officer, where he helped the company scale from $300M to over $1B in revenue and from 1,000 to over 4,000 employees globally. In 2018, JRD founded and led WeWork’s cultureOS business, which advised WeWork’s client companies on how to build and scale world-class cultures. Prior to WeWork, he was Chief People Officer at both Dun & Bradstreet and AOL, and global head of HR at Thomson Reuters Markets. In his new role, JRD will help ensure that AlphaSense attracts, grows, and empowers the market’s top talent while crafting a culture that puts AlphaSense at the forefront of the future of work.
“As we enter the next stage of our growth, it’s ever more important to continue investing in exceptional talent across our global team, and enabling all AlphaSense team members to grow professionally and maximize their impact on our mission,” said Jack Kokko, CEO of AlphaSense. “In order to be the best, we must hire the best—and the recent addition of JRD to our executive team helps reinforce both our leadership position in the market as well as our relentless commitment to customer and employee success.”
“I feel a real connection to the AlphaSense mission, having started my career as a securities and antitrust litigator who spent countless hours doing manual research,” said JRD. “In the 20 years since I moved into Human Resources, my personal mission has been to help people thrive at work. I am excited to be joining such an incredible company to do just that, while also continuing to shape the future of work — this time through the lens of how research is conducted and how decisions are made.”
Joseph Hill joins AlphaSense with over 25 years of experience building software companies, accelerating financial growth, and implementing operational and financial systems from concept to reality. As Chief Financial Officer, Joe will be responsible for developing and driving the financial strategy for AlphaSense including working with the senior team to drive the company’s mission and help execute its growth plans. Most recently, Joe was the CFO of Greenway Health, a PE-backed software provider, helping doctors manage their practices as well as electronic health records. Previously, he was CFO at Monotype, a publicly traded software provider for creative services professionals, CFO at Metabolix, a publicly traded biotech company, and CFO at AMICAS, a radiology image solutions provider.
“Having managed all financial aspects of international operations and expansion as CFO at multiple private and public companies, Joe brings a wealth of knowledge about building and scaling high growth global businesses,” said Kokko. “As we continue to grow our worldwide client base and offices, he will be instrumental in helping us navigate the complexities that come with our increasingly international operations.”
“AlphaSense represents a tremendous opportunity to build upon a strong foundation of value that the company is already delivering to its large base of global customers,” said Joe. “It’s clear that the company is poised to pave the way for the future of knowledge work and market intelligence, and I’m thrilled to be on board. I look forward to leveraging my background and experience to help drive performance and global growth.”
AlphaSense powers data-driven decision making for more than 1,000 enterprise clients, including half of the S&P 100 and 70% of the top 50 investment management firms. The company’s proprietary AI-based search engine enables financial firms and corporations to acquire critical market intelligence, enabling decision-making with speed and conviction. AlphaSense is committed to maintaining its level of excellence at the senior-most level. The appointments of JRD and Joe Hill will help the company deliver on its vision to provide an AI-powered search engine for knowledge professionals to tap into the world’s most valuable business and market information.