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Kevin Lester

Engineering and Product
Joined AlphaSights

2018

Hometown

New Jersey, USA

Education

Boston College, BS in Computer Science

Interests

Music, running, technology, family

Why did you join AlphaSights?
I find AlphaSights’ service fascinating. Helping people make more informed decisions really appealed to me. When I met the co-founders and we talked about the company’s potential, I was sold.

With more than 20 years experience in the tech industry, I’ve never worked for a company where everyone is so positive.

– Kevin Lester

Tell me about your position at AlphaSights.
As head of engineering, I ensure our technology is best-in-class. Our engineers are continually learning, and we have some fun along the way. We are on a continual quest to improve our systems and offerings, and it’s been great to watch both our people and systems evolve.

What is your greatest success so far?
My greatest personal achievement so far was running a marathon with a Boston Marathon qualifying time (three hours and eight minutes). It took me eight months of intense training to achieve that time, and it isn’t something you can buy, cheat, or fake: you’ve got to put in hard work to achieve it!

What makes AlphaSights unique?
Plain and simple, the culture. With more than 20 years experience in the tech industry, I’ve never worked for a company where everyone is so positive. I attribute this to the co-founders; they are legitimately happy and positive leaders, setting a very positive tone company-wide.

What are you passionate about?

Outside of work, I’m passionate about being a musician, a tech tinkerer, and a dad. I coach my older son’s baseball team and my younger son’s football team. I also like to tinker with various side projects and create Star Wars hologram-like video effects that I sometimes whip out at work meetings.