Barbara Steinberg, Founder and CEO, Excelerate Technology
Barbara likes to compare herself to Victor Kiam who said “I liked the shaver so much, I bought the company”. While she didn’t buy the company, she was so happy as a customer of Altia Solutions that she stepped up to be their U.S. reseller.
Barbara has been an entrepreneur for many years starting businesses in technology, financial services and elder care financial planning. For the past 10 years, she has been helping the elderly and their families apply for Veterans’ benefits and Medicaid to pay for their long term care. Medicaid applications require the analysis of 5 years of bank and other financial statements. While watching her employees struggle with this tedious, labor intensive process, she said “there has to be a better way”. She searched the internet but could not find a U.S. company with a product to automate this process. Her search took her to the U.K. where she did find several companies that offered software solutions. Since European bank statements are much less diverse and complex than U.S. statements, she needed the right fit. She found that with Altia Solutions. For over 2 years, her Medicaid company has used their software to process hundreds of applications. The software was a perfect fit right out-of-the-box.
Barbara started her career in technology with a B.S. in Medicaid Computer Science from SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Following that, she studied Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University and graduated with an M.S. in Electrical Engineering. To round out her business knowledge, she earned an MBA in Management of Science and Engineering from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Altia Solutions, U.S.
Since 2002, Altia Solutions has been developing specialized software to support and manage investigations by providing professional investigators with valuable tools to assist with the collection, storage and analysis of data.
Altia Solutions, with headquarters in Glasgow, Scotland, has always focused on providing software that makes investigations of all sizes more efficient by automating routine, labor intensive functions and more effective with robust and useful analytical tools.
The combination of well-constructed software, dedicated training and approachable and knowledgeable support staff have made Altia Solutions an essential and trusted partner to professional investigators across the world.
This software is used by every police force in the U.K. and by HRMC, Department of Work and Pensions, Trading Standards, Gambling Commission, Forensic Accountants and Insolvency Practitioners. In addition, police forces and regulatory authorities across the world are also discovering and reaping the benefits from the software being an essential part of their investigations.
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