Alan Shapiro is the Chairman and Founder of TAG. Alan founded TAG in 1996, to address the ever-increasing need of the Securities Industry for best execution analysis. TAG is a financial services provider offering independent transaction measurement solutions for best execution and compliance to the Securities Industry. Alan has spoken on the topic of Best Execution at a variety of conferences and seminars and was a member of the SEC's advisory board and the founder of the Industry Advisory Board on Best Execution.
Prior to TAG, Alan was the founding President and CEO of MicroVisions, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in risk analysis and front-end trade systems for major banking clients such as Citicorp, Manufacturers Hanover, Chemical and JP Morgan Chase. Alan received a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and Business Management from Cornell University and additional degrees in Computer Science and related fields from New York University.
Ben Calev serves as Chief Technology Officer at TAG. Ben’s role allows him to focus on integral data and technology issues that affect current clients, future projects and the industry in general. He is both an internal and external resource for standard and customized TAG products.
Prior to joining TAG, Ben was with INetU, a managed web hosting firm where he managed major accounts, coordinated general operations and implemented technology solutions including data center expansion, accounting system upgrades and strategic platform coordination. Other past positions include Director of Information Services for Integra, a publicly-traded managed behavioral healthcare firm, and Principal of Worldspan Technologies, an internet consulting firm. Ben is a graduate of Ithaca College.
Jennifer Cusumano is the Director of Client Services at TAG and has been with the company for nine years. Jennifer is responsible for the Client Services department, as well as overseeing Production and Operations. Firms interacting with TAG depend on her technical and intrapersonal expertise to assist them with facilitating their requirements on a daily basis. During her years at TAG she has had several integral roles within the company such as Account Manager, Senior Account Executive as well as Manager of Sales that has allowed her to develop and maintain strong relationships with our clients, data providers and financial regulators. Prior to joining TAG, Jennifer was with Systemax, Inc., a leading retailer of computers, electronics, and industrial products throughout North America and Europe where she held several positions including Accounting, Investor Relations as well as working with top level management. Prior to Systemax, she worked for Henry Doneger Associates, the industry’s leading source of global trend intelligence, merchandising and analysis of retail business market information. Jenn graduated from NCC with a degree in Business Management.