Alqami was founded by Samantha Campbell in early 2019 and was joined by David Riley and Jon Peters to further refine its services portfolio and product offering.
The founders saw two challenges in the alternative data market from both supply and demand perspectives. Firstly, businesses struggling to realize commercial returns from their data. And secondly, for those who understand the need and value in external, private and unique data sources to improve their business decisions and investment or risk models, but are finding the process difficult, lengthy and resource intensive to find the right data to deliver the best results.
Based in London, Samantha is an Australian from Perth originally by way of Malaysia, and the Founder CEO of ADS Alqami. She has entrepreneurial experience in several start-ups and a background in financial services, blockchain and data – and was an early adopter pioneer in the alternative data industry
Previously, she was Co-founder of MYNT, a blockchain Stablecoin, digitizing data assets, in London and New York that was sold in 2019. She then formed Alqami as an Alt Data broker, education, and consultancy in 2019 and Alt Data Systems in 2021, an alt data technology and services company, which consolidated the IP and business of Alqami.
Samantha started her career in the Resource sector holding traditional finance roles from treasury and management accounting, later transitioning into Financial Services where Samantha held various business development roles. Prior to launching Alqami she was responsible for coordinating the research due diligence and data requirements for the Ratings and Consulting clients at UBS Asset Management Australia.
Samantha is vibrant, personable, and strives to operate with flexibility giving her an ability to cope with high pressure and challenges.
David is responsible for reviewing and delivering the business development strategy, creating, and implementing proactive sales strategies to maximise sales and profitability.
David has spent the last 20 years in strategy, leadership, business, and advisory roles in financial services and consulting firms. He has extensive experience in product and proposition development, as well as M&A and post-merger integrations, for both early phase and global organisations. He has held senior positions with Barclays, Deutsche Bank, and the London Clearing House. He started his career in New York, and has subsequently worked extensively across Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas.
David is an energetic and adaptable person who enjoys a wide range of activities outside of work from hiking through to history. He brings these passions into his professional endeavours.
Jon is responsible for the Company’s finance department, funding activities and platform operations. Alqami is Jon’s third startup, following IDT Corp and TMX Ltd.
He has experience across finance, telecoms and advanced technologies and has been advisor to a portfolio of early-stage tech companies in Big Data, AI/ML, IoT, AR/VR, Blockchain, Digital Marketing, and AdTech. Before Alqami, he was Managing Director of Theomobex (“TMX”), a funded early-stage technology company in the AI/M2M data analytics marketing space, until the company’s exit via trade sale in January 2020.
Prior to this, he spent eight years at Cisco, as its Director of S+CC (Smart and Connected Communities) worldwide, where he managed large-scale projects in the IoT solutions portfolio and Cisco’s IoE Venture Fund. Before joining Cisco, Jon spent ten years at IDT Corporation, from its start-up phase in New Jersey, to its IPO on NASDAQ, and its eventual listing on the NYSE as a multi-billion-dollar telecoms and media company. Before transitioning to the TMT sector, Jon had a successful career in banking. His last position was as Vice President, Syndication & Placement at Sumitomo Bank (Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp.) in New York and Tokyo.
Jon is highly motivated, professionally and in the gym, and applies this sense of grit to any project he gets involved with. Jon is also passionate about diversity and equality, to provide a promising future for his daughter.
Harpreet is responsible for architecting, designing and leading the implementation of the Alqami product portfolio.
Harpreet is a proven technical leader having held multiple CTO roles with Fortune 500 companies. Harpreet was previously the CTO for Juniper’s Global Financial Services Vertical responsible for helping clients in Financial Services Industry with strategy, solutions to achieve Digital Transformation. When Harpreet was at Cisco, he worked with clients in Manufacturing, Retail, Healthcare to develop and deliver solutions. He has experience in working with global exchanges, banks, payment processors and insurance companies; developing complex real-time intensive and scalable solutions, including trading desk optimisation, cloud-banking, next gen digital banking.
In his spare time, Harpreet is a guest lecturer at Syracuse University, teaching a course on Blockchain and AI architecture, is an avid yogi and self-proclaimed ‘Geek’.