Keystone Names Jake Alpert as Company’s First Chief Data Officer

New position will help in decision making and foster collaboration

LANSDALE, PA (DECEMBER 26, 2023)—Keystone Technologies, the lighting manufacturer known for its innovation and forward thinking, has announced that Jake Alpert will take on the newly created position of Chief Data Officer at the company, heading a new DataWorks department.

“There is tremendous opportunity to become even smarter, more efficient, more transparent, and more progressive across our entire business by investing much more substantially in our data capabilities and assets,” said Keystone CEO Ira Greenberg. “Jake’s extensive experience and background make him the ideal leader of the DataWorks team.”

The position of Chief Data Officer has become commonplace only in the last decade, as companies have realized data strategy and analytics are integral to their overall business plans. Alpert, an 11-year veteran of Keystone who previously served as Operations Director and Chief Operations Officer of the company, likens the role of managing data to that of managing inventory.

“Both are valuable assets,” said Alpert, who’s known for employing a data-centric approach to optimizing operations. “Just like our physical product, data needs to be handled with care, securely stored and safeguarded. It needs to be readily available, easily accessible, and delivered to the end user in a way that is easy to receive.”

Alpert earned a bachelor’s in mathematics from Cornell University and obtained actuarial credentials prior to joining Keystone. He looks forward to his new responsibilities.

“It will be the DataWorks’ mission to give Keystone’s teams and stakeholders easy access to the data and analytics they need to make good decisions,” he said. “We’ll get in deep with our people to ensure we’re leveraging data to our fullest advantage and fostering an organization that is data-literate and data-curious. And we’ll emphasize best practices as we lay the foundation needed to capitalize on rapidly emerging technologies.”

Greenberg agreed.

“Launching DataWorks will be transformative for Keystone,” he said. “With Jake as CDO, we aim to foster a culture of data-driven decision-making and create an ecosystem that empowers every team member to leverage data effectively to accelerate growth, increase efficiency, and enhance our competitive advantage.”

Greenberg continued, “We are confident that Jake’s expertise, passion, and collaborative spirit will make a profound impact on our organization, and we look forward to witnessing the positive changes that lie ahead.”