About

AlphaCentrix (formally Fascet LLC), provides data management solutions,
application hosting, and professional services that simplify investment
operations for the world’s leading Investment Managers, Fund Administrators,
and Prime Brokers. Founded in 2002, AlphaCentrix is based in New York, New York
with offices in Dallas, Texas, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and Mumbai, India.

Leadership




Brian Baskinger


Managing Member
& Founder

Brian is responsible for driving overall strategic growth and managing daily technology operations.


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Brian Baskinger


Managing Member & Founder


Brian is responsible for driving overall strategic growth and managing daily technology operations. Brian founded AlphaCentrix with a vision of creating technology to serve increasing market demand for more streamlined data integration between front, middle, and back office functions. To date, AlphaCentrix’s products and services have facilitated meaningful business solutions for several of the largest and most complex operations in the investment management community.


Prior to founding AlphaCentrix, Brian led large-scale implementations for Advent Software, specializing in installations and upgrades of accounting and trading platforms. Previously, Brian was involved in institutional brokerage and the development of proprietary portfolio accounting applications for Nathan & Lewis Securities and Waterhouse Securities, respectively. Brian earned a B.S. in Business Administration from American University in Washington, D.C.











Charles Ross


Managing Member &
Head of Business Operations

Charles leads AlphaCentrix's global business development, marketing, and project management.


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Charles Ross


Managing Member & Founder


Charles leads AlphaCentrix's global business development, marketing, and project management teams including the successful execution of large client engagements.


Charles joined AlphaCentrix from SS&C Advent, where he held both positions in the professional services and sales organizations and focused on Advent's largest, high-profile clients. Prior to SS&C Advent, Charles worked for the private client group within DB Alex Brown in San Francisco. Charles received a B.A. in Economics from Bucknell University.











Bilal Alassar


Managing Director
(EMEA)

Bilal is Managing Director and a Founding Principal of the AlphaCentrix EMEA presence.


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Bilal Alassar


Managing Director EMEA


Bilal is a Principal of AlphaCentrix's EMEA presence. Bilal originally joined AlphaCentrix in 2011 as a Senior Consultant and Project Manager for its professional services team. Bilal then served as Team Lead, responsible for directing the company's SS&C Advent report development practice.


After earning a B.A. in Computer Science from Yarmouk University in Irbid, Jordan, Bilal's career began as an Oracle developer at ICS Financial Systems. He joined Siscom as a Presales Engineer where he was engaged in large scale technology implementations across the GCC region. Bilal is certified on SS&C Advent's APX, Axys, Geneva and Moxy platforms and has extensive experience implementing the Tradex solution.











Emily Van Nostrand


Director of Client Experience

Emily manages the AlphaFuse implementation and support teams.


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Emily Van Nostrand


Director of Client Experience


Emily manages the AlphaCentrix implementations and global client support teams. Prior to joining AlphaCentrix in 2012, she held roles in operations and client services at large financial services firms and hedge funds. Emily graduated form Lafayette College with a degree in Finance.











Michael Klein


Director of Software Engineering

Michael manages the AlphaFuse product development team.


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Michael Klein


Director of Software Engineering


Michael oversees the software development team and the architecture of the product. Michael is responsible for the strategic vision for the product's architecture while providing tactical technical solutions for our clients' data integration needs.


Michael has over 10 years of software development experience in financial services. After graduating from Cornell University with a Bachelor's degree in Information Science, Systems, and Technology, he worked for startups in several industries including consumer banking. Michael joined Fascet in 2014 as a software engineer, and now leads the software development team.










George Buelna


Director of Information Technology

George defines and manages the implementation of our information technology strategy


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George Buelna


Director of Information Technology


George joined AlphaCentrix in 2015 and oversees day to day management of the AlphaGrid cloud infrastructure. Prior to joining the Fascet team, he held senior technical leadership positions within News Corporation, SAIC, TransPerfect and Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi. For the past 15+ years he has managed global IT infrastructure transformation including hybrid cloud computing, cyber security, advanced automation and operational tech efficiencies.


George holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Southern California and certified Six Sigma – Green Belt, Project Management Institute (PMI) - Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification. In his spare time, he volunteers his time by preparing disadvantaged high school students for SAT & college entrance.








Company History

2002
Fascet LLC founded in New York City to provide software and services to the investment management industry
2004
Company launches "Trade Communicator" data management platform as an "on-premise" solution
2007
Trade Communicator" data management platform offered as a cloud SaaS model
2008
"Balance" trade and position reconciliation software launched
2009
Office in India established to offer 24 hour support coverage and offshore development capabilities
2012
Private cloud services and application hosting services launched
2016
Official launch of re-designed/re-architected Communicator platform and migration to "agile" development and release cycles
2017
Office in Saudi Arabia established to provide support and technology professional services to firms in the Middle East
2020
Company rebrands as AlphaCentrix

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