Steven Alesio is a Senior Advisor of Providence Equity Partners, the majority owner of Altegrity, and Chairman of the Board of Altegrity. Prior to joining Providence in 2010, Mr. Alesio was most recently chairman of the board and CEO of Dun & Bradstreet Corporation, a provider of credit information on businesses and corporations. He held these positions from 2005 until his retirement from the company in 2010. From 2001 to 2005, he served in various senior leadership positions with the firm, including senior vice president, president and chief operating officer, and was elected to the board of directors. Prior to joining Dun & Bradstreet in 2001, Mr. Alesio spent 19 years with the American Express Company, where he served in marketing and general management roles.
Mr. Alesio is currently a director of CDW and Genworth Financial. He is also the founding sponsor and senior advisor of the All Stars Project of New Jersey, a non-profit organization focused on inner-city youth. Mr. Alesio received a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science from St. Francis College.
Charlie Gottdiener, Managing Director of Providence Equity Partners, is focused on portfolio operations and is based in its New York office. Mr. Gottdiener is currently a director of Altegrity, Edline, JBP Holdings (Assessment Technologies Institute and Jones and Bartlett Publishers), and Survey Sampling International. Prior to joining Providence in 2010, Mr. Gottdiener spent seven years at Dun & Bradstreet, where he served in a number of strategy and operating roles, including as president of the $1 billion revenue global risk, analytics and Internet solutions business unit.
Prior to joining Dun & Bradstreet in 2002, Mr. Gottdiener held several leadership positions in consulting with the Boston Consulting Group, CSC Index, and Cap Gemini Ernst & Young. Mr. Gottdiener received a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts from Grinnell College.
Davis Noell is a Managing Director of Providence Equity Partners and is based in its New York office. Mr. Noell is currently a director of Stream Global Services. Prior to joining Providence in 2003, Mr. Noell was an analyst in Deutsche Bank’s media investment banking group. Mr. Noell received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Chris Ragona is a Managing Director of Providence Equity Partners based in the firm’s Providence office. He is currently a director of Altegrity, Q9 Networks and SRA International. Prior to joining Providence in 2007, Mr. Ragona was a vice president with GTCR Golder Rauner, where he worked primarily on investments in the transaction processing, technology services and business process outsourcing industries. Previously, Mr. Ragona was with Oak Hill Capital Management, McKinsey & Company and Bowles Hollowell Conner & Company. He received a Master of Business Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University.