Greg Simidian, Co-Founder & CEO
As CEO, Greg built up and ran Perfect Information Ltd (PI) over a 21-year period within the Centaur Media PLC group (Centaur) and Acuris, the Financial Data and News group. PI is a highly respected capital markets and M&A data provider, serving the global investment banking and corporate legal community. As PI grew, Greg oversaw the establishment of a data services team in India, responsible for generating and maintaining PI’s core content. Greg led the business to a successful sale in 2014 by Centaur to Merger Market Group for 26 times EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation). Prior to his time at PI, he held various high level global sales roles including EMEA Head of Sales and Customer Service Teams at Dow Jones and Sales Manager at Lexis Nexis Reed Elsevier.
Manish Dhanuka, Co-Founder
Manish holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Mumbai. He was India Country Manager at PI where he created a large and highly successful dedicated team, consistently producing investment-grade data for its global banking, legal and professional services clients. Prior to co-founding Ally, he worked at GLG as a Client Solutions Manager where he was responsible for setting up client support operations for US/UK markets. He has also held posts in Economic and Credit Research.
Arushi is Head of Learning & Development and Customer Success at Ally. Arushi built and ran a research team at Heidrick & Struggles, ranked fourth largest search firm worldwide. Arushi has designed and implemented the intensive and thorough training programmes that all new analysts must pass before engaging with our clients. One key outcome is that all the analysts understand and act out Ally’s culture of quality, courage and curiosity.
Carley is Ally’s Head of Marketing. Having graduated with a first class honours BSc from University College Dublin in 2003, she spent several years providing marketing, events and communications solutions for corporate and financial services clients based in London and Dublin. In 2011, she set up Grey Dog, an international marketing services agency operating in both B2B and B2C. Throughout this time, she worked closely with Greg and PI.
Purvi played an important role in setting up Ally India operations and currently has overall responsibility for operations for Ally India. She was awarded her Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering in 2009 at the University of Mumbai. Previous to her role at Ally, she worked in the real estate sector handling the technical audit of ‘running bills’ and cashflow management for vendors.
Saad is both Head of Technology and a Senior Team Lead and has been a part of Ally since its inception. He oversees all tech operations, analysing the business requirements of all departments to determine their technology needs. He is also responsible for new product development and facilitating business intelligence. His major focus is being ‘direct client value’ and using technology to drive Ally’s ability to effectively and efficiently scale. Saad also leads a team of analysts overlooking delivery for multiple clients, ensuring their growth and development. This dual role is invaluable in keeping close to the commercial needs of the business. Saad holds an MBA from the University of Mumbai and has been part of various product development teams in multiple tech start-ups.