Alex has dual degrees in finance and international business from the University of Maryland, and an MBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. He previously was a Senior Consultant at Ernst & Young, working on critical process remediations with banking clients. In Business School, he worked with an Indian craft brewery to develop a market expansion strategy and better understand customer preferences. He also advised the CEO of a non-profit on how to improve business operations and financial performance.
I am most proud of having served as a high school football coach at my alma mater. Playing football was an invaluable and life-changing experience, so coaching was my opportunity to give back and positively influence young men by helping them better understand not only football, but hard work, teamwork, and persistence.
As a guitar aficionado, I have a strong appreciation for the holy grail 1959/1960 Gibson Les Paul, considered one of the most desirable guitars. Ironically, it was not successful at release and was discontinued after 2 years. With hindsight, it would have been an incredible opportunity to work on the marketing of that guitar, and to show people why it was a unique and superior instrument, and assuage people’s concerns and biases.
Animal Welfare is my favorite cause. I grew up with dogs and understand how important they have been to my life. The challenge is that not all dogs get to live in a good home, so shelters facilitate getting dogs into better homes where they can be happy. The other challenge is that shelters are not ideal environments for dogs. For 3 years, I volunteered at a NYC animal shelter working to improve each dog’s quality of life while they were in the shelter.