Founder, Vivid Edge (sold to Framfab), Co-Founder Touch Clarity (sold to Adobe Omniture), Founder Cognitive Match (sold to Magnetic) - all internet/adtech/software companies.
Have raised several rounds of funding for various startups, including my own
Started and grew three startups with successful sales. I know what it takes! Particularly in the tech/internet/software space
I am continousily impressed by Alex's knowledge, his quick mind, and his generousity. He is very experienced with building businesses and his advice has been invaluable to me. Thanks Alex!!
He has developed something incredibly unique with Cognitive Match, which I use within Favy toolbar, and whic filters out masses of information and only presents you with what is useful and specific to your interests. It continues to "learn" from your online behaviour, and therefore gets more and more useful. I recommend you read about it and speak to Alex - this technology will map the future for how we use the internet.
Alex (along with his business partner Charles) provide a top notch imaging service. They are a flexible, knowledgable and creative team.
My association with Alex extends back to the early days of Cognitive Match where I was one of his initial hires.
Since that time I have seen Alex grow Cognitive Match from a modest 6 person team to a global organization with major offices in London, New York and San Francisco.
Alex steered the company during torrid growth by providing inspirational leadership, securing massive funding and sourcing critical senior hires.
Alex used his infectious personality and vision to motivate employees and secure vital relationships with investors, customers and advisors - all within a highly competitive industry.
Alex is a great entrepreneur, CEO and motivator and I hope to continue our association well into the future.
Alex is the kind of intellectual who really understands the internal business fundamentals, and possesses a genuine understanding of the external market forces in our ad technology / digital marketing space. Alex and his team made a trip to Taipei-Taiwan in 2010 to enable Yahoo! Taiwan to pilot offer dynamic creative to our key clients. As the GM for Smart Ads at that time, I was impressed by Alex’s raw ability to deliver lots of value in the business planning, and even more value by focusing not only on the quantitative but on the qualitative, assisting and instructing his team to make adjustments as necessary. I hope to work with Alex again
Alex has incredibly deep experience starting, growing and managing businesses within the online advertising, optimization, targeting and personalization space, across technology, product, strategy, and the psychology of choice and targeting.
Alex provided me with the start I needed when making the switch to technology and all I learnt from him and the team at Cognitive Match has been extremely valuable in my career.
His clear vision, endless energy, and personable nature all meant it was an honour to work with and learn from him.
Alex is one of those visionary CEO's you want to work for at least once in your career. He has a strong ability to inspire those around him and I can only say it was a pleasure to work with him.
Alex is a no-nonsense, strategic thinker who has a natural grasp of what makes sense and to what client/ consumer targets. His communication style, creative biz dev approach and overall candid style makes him a pleasure and treat to work with.
It is a pleasure to work with Alex, his entrepreneurial spirit and determination balanced with being a really decent person make him a great business leader and colleague.
Alex hired me as the Director of Sales at Cognitive Match and it served to be a very valuable part of my career. Alex is a true entrepreneur and visionary who understands not only digital marketing but the psychology behind it. He leveraged what he about people and how they behave to create Cognitive Match and provide a unique technology solution for our industry. Alex is a hands-on CEO who cares about his employees, encourages their input and readily utilizes their ideas. He made me a better salesperson and what I learned from him will only enhance my abilities as my career progresses.
Alex is thoughtful, clever, gets things done and knows his industry. Also a lovely person and a pleasure to be around. I always learn something and leave happier when spending time with him.
I have always been impressed that Alex knows when to listen and when to act. He was a bold and supportive boss and colleague, and continues to inspire all of us around him.