Alan Samuels is an advisor to and board member of Fossil Free Indexes. Alan is an entrepreneurial senior executive with unique blend of large corporate, start-up and strategic consulting DNA. He has extensive experience leading product management, operations and corporate development in the financial services world. He has managed and grown a $100 million product line, incubated new business divisions, founded new ventures and restructured existing businesses. He has deep expertise in financial services, data and research tools, and e-commerce in both B2B and B2C settings. He is currently Vice President of Reference Data Solutions at Alacra where he is responsible for Alacra’s client, counterparty and legal entity reference data solutions. Alan spent over 10 years in the financial information space as an executive at both Standard & Poor’s and Fitch Ratings. He has also led product management and strategy at WorldPay, a leading electronic payments processor. He was a co-founder of People Capital, an education finance platform, where he led the development of the lending platform, private-label services and innovative risk analytics for the student marketplace. He began his career as a management consultant with Arthur Andersen and Gemini Consulting, where he worked on many engagements across the US, Europe and Africa. He has an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and an MA (Hons) in Law and Management from Cambridge University.