Building Locus



Building Locus works with each of Locus' two core teams — Analytics and Syntax Indices — to help coordinate current projects and cultivate an office culture that encourages intellectual curiosity and transparency. Building Locus is involved in Locus’ strategy, administration and legal/patent activities. They are helping build a firm foundation from which the family of Locus activities can grow.


+ Philip Crotty

Phil joined Locus after having led the International Business Development team at Newscom, where he helped build and manage a partnership network of the world's leading digital media content providers. While at Locus, Phil has led the data acquisition and licensing, professional development, and office management teams. He is currently Chief of Staff and Director of Human Resources.
Phil holds a BA in Political Science, with a minor in Journalism, from the University of Rochester, a CAPM through the Project Management Institution, and a Certificate in General Management from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Phil lives in New York with his wife and son and is an avid beer-league hockey player.


After being brought on part-time to facilitate with hiring needs in the Fall of 2018, Federica joined the Locus team full-time in the Spring of 2019. At Locus, she puts her passion for people, creating nurturing work environments, and career development coaching to use by growing the company’s Business Operations and Human Resources department.
Prior to joining Locus, Federica took a detour through California, graduating with a Bachelors of Science from Stanford University and following the hazy lights of Los Angeles into the world on Media & Entertainment.

+ daniel goldman

Daniel was a member of the founding team and rejoined in 2014 to serve as in-house counsel and advise on business development, strategic planning, and technology development initiatives. He previously worked in business development for IIX, a financing platform backed by the Asian Development Bank and the Rockefeller Foundation, for the World Bank on corporate governance matters, and as an associate at Balfour Venture Partners, an investment advisor focused on life sciences and software companies. Prior to that, he was an independent film producer and worked for the New York Stock Exchange.
Daniel holds a B.A. from Columbia, where he was a John Jay National Scholar; a J.D. from Georgetown; and an M.B.A. from Yale, where he was a winner of the Yale Law and Business Society Entrepreneurship Challenge. He has presented research at the University of Cambridge and the World Bank on data analytics and sustainable development. He serves on the Bretton Woods Committee.