OTTAWA, February 2nd, 2023. Alessa Inc. (“Alessa”), a leading provider of Anti-Money Laundering (“AML”) and Fraud solutions, has appointed Jeff Woods as Senior Vice President of Sales. 



Alessa Inc. proudly announces the appointment of Jeff Woods as Senior Vice President of Sales. With a wealth of experience and a proven track record of success, Jeff will be a valuable addition to the Alessa team.


Jeff Woods joins Alessa after leading field-based SaaS teams at Traliant, Skillsoft and Thomson Reuters. He has a wealth of experience in the AML and Due Diligence space, leading direct new business sales teams as well as fostering strong partner sales channels. Jeff played a key role in leading the World-Check business to year over year double-digit growth over his 6 years leading the sales organization while at Thomson Reuters.


“I have always loved the AML/KYC space, the work is so important,” said Jeff.  “When I saw the Alessa product and all it can do to help simplify and automate the screening and review process for clients, I knew this was the right opportunity for me to return to the industry.  The opportunity to work with Holly Phillippi again made the opportunity even more special.”


Jeff brings over 20 years of experience in sales, marketing, and business development to Alessa and has a proven ability to drive sales growth, develop new business opportunities and lead sales teams to success. Jeff has a deep understanding of the sales process and a passion for helping organizations achieve their goals.


At Alessa, Jeff will be responsible for driving sales growth and increasing market share. He will lead the sales team, develop new business opportunities and work closely with the marketing team to ensure Alessa’s continued success.


“We are thrilled to have Jeff join our team at Alessa,” said Holly Sais Phillippi, CEO of Alessa Inc. “His experience and expertise will be a huge asset to the company, and  I am confident that he will play a key role in our continued growth and success.”






Founded in 2006, Alessa is a compliance, controls monitoring and fraud prevention solution for banking, insurance, FinTech, gaming, manufacturing, credit unions and more. With deployments around the world, Alessa allows organizations to quickly detect suspicious transactions, identify high-risk customers and vendors and decrease fraud risks that reduce profitability and increase costs. Contact us today to learn more about how Alessa can help your organization ensure compliance to regulations, detect complex fraud schemes, and prevent waste, abuse and misuse.



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