The partner you need to defend your business

Our Vision

A World Free of Financial Crime

Our Mission

Our noble defenders deliver transformative solutions to fight financial crime.  We help our clients reduce risk, save money and grow their business, while also making the world a better place.

Our Strategy

To grow by providing the most robust SaaS KYC, AML and fraud prevention solutions for financial institutions and corporates anywhere, anytime.

Alessa at a Glance

Founded in 2006 in Jamaica


Trusted by over 150 companies across multiple industries

Deployed across 20 countries

A consistent award-winner year in and year out


100+ employees across North America, Caribbean, and the UK

Meet Our Leadership

Holly Sais Phillippi

Chief Executive Officer​

With over 18 years in the compliance industry, Holly leads the Alessa team as CEO. Previously, she managed partner relationships and implemented AML/KYC and fraud solutions for clients across various industries. Her extensive experience has made her a recognized thought leader in the compliance space, frequently speaking on AML and fraud convergence. This expertise has driven her leadership at Alessa, a comprehensive platform uniting KYC, KYB, AML, and fraud solutions.

Alan Cooke

Chief Financial Officer​

Alan oversees financial planning, accounting, and legal at Alessa. He has more than a decade of experience leading finance teams, most notably with Attivio, later sold to ServiceNow. Alan also has a range of prior financial and operational experience including as a sell-side equity analyst at Merrill Lynch, sales strategy at Oracle, a management consultant with McKinsey, and as an attorney with Macdonald Affleck.

Jeff Woods

SVP of Sales​

As SVP of Sales, Jeff oversees Alessa’s sales operations. Prior to joining Alessa, he honed his skills leading field-based SaaS teams and fostering strong partner sales channels at Traliant, Skillsoft, and Thomson Reuters. At Thomson Reuteurs, Jeff played a key role in leading the World-Check business to year over year double digit growth over a 6-year period. He utilizes this wealth of experience in the AML and Due Diligence space to develop and execute Alessa’s sales strategies.

Corrie Murray

VP of Engineering

Corie is responsible for driving the technology platform and cloud strategy at Alessa. He has built a talented team of engineers, creating our AML compliance and continuous controls monitoring platform. Prior to Alessa, Corie was Senior Developer at SymSure, leading a team of 5 developers to create the SymSure Continuous Controls Monitoring platform.

An Award-Winning Solution

Latest Insights

AML geographic risk

Assessing AML Geographic Risk

Learn more about a methodology used by financial institutions on how to interpret an AML country risk rating assessment.

The NS-CMIC List

NS-CMIC List: An Overview

Learn about the NS-CMIC List, the U.S. sanctions targeting Chinese military-industrial complex companies, and the compliance obligations for U.S. persons.

FCPA Compliance

Navigating FCPA Compliance

An overview of FCPA compliance and best practices to ensure compliance and mitigate fraudulent activity and reputational damage.

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