Alegion Closes Record Year Naming New Executives to Key Leadership Roles

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Leading training data platform provider for machine learning adds Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer Mike Clark and Chief Product Officer Colin Lacey to support growth and innovation.

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Alegion has just closed a record year, adapting quickly to overcome the global challenges that 2020 presented. With our focus on empowering worker efficiency and data quality in complex data labeling workflows we anticipate strong growth in our software, services, and Control SaaS offerings.

Alegion Inc., a leading training data platform provider for machine learning, closed a record sales year in 2020. In support of ongoing business growth and customer-centered platform innovation the company continues to enhance its management team. The new Chief Operating & Financial Officer and Chief Product Officer roles bolster a seasoned leadership team at Alegion, positioning the company for further growth and innovation in 2021.

Alegion provides a complete machine learning (ML) training data platform solution empowering a wide range of industries, including Fortune 100 and AI-driven companies, to accelerate time to value of the ML models underpinning their artificial intelligence initiatives. Alegion's ML-enabled platform efficiently and accurately annotates video, images, and text at scale with a high degree of automation, security, and quality control.

Mike Clark, an accomplished technology executive who has held executive leadership roles across several industries spanning early-stage ventures, Private Equity backed companies, and global corporations, takes on COO/CFO roles at Alegion. Most recently Mike was CEO at, providing SaaS-based solutions to the commercial real estate industry. Previously, he was COO/CFO for two mid-market healthcare companies. Both were private equity-backed companies with successful exits under his leadership. Mike previously held leadership roles in Fortune 500 companies including Tandem Computers, Hewlett Packard, and Dun & Bradstreet.

Colin Lacey, Alegion’s newly named Chief Product Officer, brings the company broad global marketing, product management, services creation, and business development experience spanning Fortune 50, emerging market, and startup organizations. Most recently, Colin was EVP of Product at a venture-backed clean-tech company. Colin previously held leadership roles in product management, marketing, and strategy for Unisys, HP, and Acer.

Additionally, Alegion has added Shannon Kovar as Vice President of Operations. Shannon has previously led operations, business excellence, and sales operations functions at companies including MTPV Power Corp., Hoovers and Compaq. Alegion’s Chief Data Scientist Dr. Cheryl Martin has been promoted to Chief Research and Development Officer, leading all engineering and research initiatives within the company. Before joining Alegion, Cheryl was a Research Scientist at The University of Texas at Austin and previously worked at NASA’s Johnson Space Center.

"We are delighted to bring the talent and experience of these new executives into the Alegion family and join an already impressive set of leaders on the management team" said David Mather, CEO of Alegion. "Their experience in building and leading high performing teams in fast growing competitive global technology markets is perfectly aligned to Alegion’s drive to scale our business through customer centered innovation to accelerate time to success in ML model training.”

“Alegion has just closed a record year, adapting quickly to overcome the global challenges that 2020 presented," said Mike Clark, COO/CFO of Alegion. “With our focus on empowering worker efficiency and data quality in complex data labeling workflows we anticipate strong growth in our enterprise software, managed services, professional services, and recently announced Control SaaS offerings.”

About Alegion Inc.

Alegion, based in Austin, TX, is the training data solution for enterprise-grade machine learning, enabling efficient and accurate annotation of video, images, and text. Alegion’s platform and services accelerate time to value, empowering the development of highly accurate machine learning models for Fortune 100 companies, systems integrators, business process outsourcers, and AI-driven organizations worldwide. The Alegion platform powers advanced automation and quality control through integrated machine learning, a rich user experience, support for robust ontologies, integrated workflows, data security, and project management functions. To learn more, visit and follow @alegion on twitter.

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