The People Behind Novata

Leadership Team

CHRISTINA ALFONSO-ERCAN

CHRISTINA ALFONSO-ERCAN

Christina is co-founder and CFO of Novata. Prior to Novata, Christina was co-founder and CEO of Madeira Global, an ESG advisory and reporting firm that was acquired in 2020. Christina has advised top global fund managers, family offices, and Fortune 100 companies globally across North America, LatAm, and Europe on sustainable investment strategies and ESG integration. She is based in New York.

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Christina is co-founder and CFO of Novata. Prior to Novata, Christina was co-founder and CEO of Madeira Global, an ESG advisory and reporting firm that was acquired in 2020. Christina has advised top global fund managers, family offices, and Fortune 100 companies globally across North America, LatAm, and Europe on sustainable investment strategies and ESG integration. She is based in New York.

ALEX FRIEDMAN

ALEX FRIEDMAN

Alex is co-founder and CEO of Novata. Prior to Novata, Alex held roles including CFO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where he created its social impact fund, Global Chief Investment Officer of UBS, and CEO of GAM Holding, a publicly listed alternatives asset manager. Alex co-founded Jackson Hole Economics and is a board member of Franklin Templeton. He is based in New York.

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Alex is co-founder and CEO of Novata. Prior to Novata, Alex held roles including CFO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where he created its social impact fund, Global Chief Investment Officer of UBS, and CEO of GAM Holding, a publicly listed alternatives asset manager. Alex co-founded Jackson Hole Economics and is a board member of Franklin Templeton. He is based in New York.

JOSH GREEN

JOSH GREEN

Josh is co-founder and COO of Novata. Prior to Novata, Josh was co-founder and CEO of Panjiva, a supply-chain data start-up that became an Inc. 500 company before it was acquired by S&P Global. Following the sale of Panjiva, Josh joined the leadership team of S&P Global Market Intelligence, the $2 billion data and analytics division of S&P Global. He is based in New York.

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Josh is co-founder and COO of Novata. Prior to Novata, Josh was co-founder and CEO of Panjiva, a supply-chain data start-up that became an Inc. 500 company before it was acquired by S&P Global. Following the sale of Panjiva, Josh joined the leadership team of S&P Global Market Intelligence, the $2 billion data and analytics division of S&P Global. He is based in New York.

ANTHEA KELSICK

ANTHEA KELSICK

Anthea is Head of Marketing of Novata. Prior to Novata, Anthea was co-CEO of B Lab U.S./Canada, creator of the B Corp certification and the leading developer of standards, policies, and tools for business that benefit communities and the planet. Anthea joined B Lab as global CMO after 18 years of business transformation work as a management consultant, marketer, and advertising executive. Anthea is based in New York.

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Anthea is Head of Marketing of Novata. Prior to Novata, Anthea was co-CEO of B Lab U.S./Canada, creator of the B Corp certification and the leading developer of standards, policies, and tools for business that benefit communities and the planet. Anthea joined B Lab as global CMO after 18 years of business transformation work as a management consultant, marketer, and advertising executive. Anthea is based in New York.

SCOTT KENNEDY

SCOTT KENNEDY

Scott is co-founder and President of Novata. Prior to Novata, Scott spent 16 years at Wellington Management as one of the leading Institutional Investors in the financial information and private markets sectors. He is based in Boston.

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Scott is co-founder and President of Novata. Prior to Novata, Scott spent 16 years at Wellington Management as one of the leading Institutional Investors in the financial information and private markets sectors. He is based in Boston.

AMBIKA PATNI

AMBIKA PATNI

Ambika is Senior Advisor of Marketing at Novata. Ambika has 15 years of experience in marketing and brand strategy, most recently as CMO and co-founder of Lightwater Biosciences. Prior to Lightwater, Ambika led global strategy and consumer marketing at Jo Malone London. She is based in Boston.

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Ambika is Senior Advisor of Marketing at Novata. Ambika has 15 years of experience in marketing and brand strategy, most recently as CMO and co-founder of Lightwater Biosciences. Prior to Lightwater, Ambika led global strategy and consumer marketing at Jo Malone London. She is based in Boston.

LAUREN PEAT

LAUREN PEAT

Lauren is Head of Revenue at Novata. Prior to Novata, Lauren was the first salesperson and first VP of Revenue at Panjiva before becoming GM of the supply-chain data business that is now part of S&P Global. After leading the integration of Panjiva into S&P Global, Lauren led the global customer success team and global lead generation teams for S&P Global’s Market Intelligence division. She is based in New York.

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Lauren is Head of Revenue at Novata. Prior to Novata, Lauren was the first salesperson and first VP of Revenue at Panjiva before becoming GM of the supply-chain data business that is now part of S&P Global. After leading the integration of Panjiva into S&P Global, Lauren led the global customer success team and global lead generation teams for S&P Global’s Market Intelligence division. She is based in New York.

PHIL PERELMUTER

PHIL PERELMUTER

Phil is Chair of the Board of Novata. Prior to Novata, Phil spent 25 years at Wellington Management where he served in a variety of roles: Managing Partner, Portfolio Manager and Head of EMEA. He is based in Boston.

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Phil is Chair of the Board of Novata. Prior to Novata, Phil spent 25 years at Wellington Management where he served in a variety of roles: Managing Partner, Portfolio Manager and Head of EMEA. He is based in Boston.

KATHERINE “KT” RABIN

KATHERINE “KT” RABIN

KT is a Senior Advisor at Novata. KT is the former CEO of Glass Lewis, a leading global governance services firm. She is an advisory board member of the Ira M. Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership at Columbia Law School and a strategic advisor to Morrow Sodali, which provides shareholder advisory services to corporate clients globally. She is based in San Francisco.

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KT is a Senior Advisor at Novata. KT is the former CEO of Glass Lewis, a leading global governance services firm. She is an advisory board member of the Ira M. Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership at Columbia Law School and a strategic advisor to Morrow Sodali, which provides shareholder advisory services to corporate clients globally. She is based in San Francisco.

OWEN RIDDALL

OWEN RIDDALL

Owen is co-founder and Head of Product and Technology at Novata. Prior to Novata, Owen worked at Oliver Wyman, where he designed and built data products for leading financial institutions, including the data platform for Africa’s first digital transaction bank and a suite of A.I.-driven data tools for a global asset manager. Owen also supported the development of the climate risk analytics platform for a global bank and has worked with the UN Environment Programme. He is based in London.

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Owen is co-founder and Head of Product and Technology at Novata. Prior to Novata, Owen worked at Oliver Wyman, where he designed and built data products for leading financial institutions, including the data platform for Africa’s first digital transaction bank and a suite of A.I.-driven data tools for a global asset manager. Owen also supported the development of the climate risk analytics platform for a global bank and has worked with the UN Environment Programme. He is based in London.

LORRAINE SPRADLEY WILSON

LORRAINE SPRADLEY WILSON

Lorraine is Chief Impact Officer and Head of ESG Methodology at Novata. Prior to Novata, Lorraine was managing director of investor solutions at JUST Capital, where she developed ESG product partnerships and research collaborations with global asset managers. Previously, Lorraine was an exchange-traded fund product manager at Bank of America Merrill and an institutional sales analyst at Goldman Sachs Asset Management. Lorraine is an advisor to the NYU Center for Sustainable Business. She is based in Washington, D.C.

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Lorraine is Chief Impact Officer and Head of ESG Methodology at Novata. Prior to Novata, Lorraine was managing director of investor solutions at JUST Capital, where she developed ESG product partnerships and research collaborations with global asset managers. Previously, Lorraine was an exchange-traded fund product manager at Bank of America Merrill and an institutional sales analyst at Goldman Sachs Asset Management. Lorraine is an advisor to the NYU Center for Sustainable Business. She is based in Washington, D.C.

Board of Directors

MARGOT BRANDENBURG

MARGOT BRANDENBURG

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ERIK HIRSCH

ERIK HIRSCH

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RICHARD MATTISON

RICHARD MATTISON

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PHIL PERELMUTER

PHIL PERELMUTER

Phil served as Managing Partner of Wellington Management, a leading asset management firm with $1.3 trillion in assets under management. The son of Cuban immigrants, Phil has been deeply involved with the group’s work, has invested in Novata, and is assisting in developing relationships with leading GP’s and LP’s.

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Phil served as Managing Partner of Wellington Management, a leading asset management firm with $1.3 trillion in assets under management. The son of Cuban immigrants, Phil has been deeply involved with the group’s work, has invested in Novata, and is assisting in developing relationships with leading GP’s and LP’s.

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