Alan Covall

VP Sales & Business Development, EMEA & APAC, West Highland Support Services, Inc.

Alan Covall has held business, operational and vendor management roles with responsibility for Sourcing management, Commercial strategy, cost savings, financial control & usage compliance, contract negotiations and inventory management within the Financial Services & IT sector. Alan has managed teams of highly specialized Sourcing Management, Consulting, Project Management, Training, Sales and Technical Support & Development staff.

Alan has been Head of Market Data, Sales & Business Manager, Sourcing & Vendor Manager and Market Data Consultant in Market & Reference data for over 30 years and has expertise in Market Data & Trading systems Technology & Operations, Market Data Sourcing, Project Management, Audit, Compliance & Market Data Cost management and business strategy.

Alan has worked for several Market Data Vendors, Banks and Brokers including TDB, Reuters, CounterpartyLink, Symphony, WestLB, Prebon Yamane, Goldman Sachs and Lloyds Banking Group.

For the past 2 years, Alan has been working at West Highland Support Services, a US-based leading market data solutions company for the Market Data industry.  WHSS provide managed services, operational management, commercial / contract management, executive consulting services, and application development.  We are a leading innovator for market data solutions such as Open-Source monitoring, Robotic Process Automation and Artificial Intelligence, Data Notification Management, and cost saving & efficiency solutions.

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