Founder, Co-Founder, Partner, President of 9 companies. Sold 7 of them. Bootstrapped and VC backed. Started in retail/franchising and commercial RE, transitioned to software/Internet. Decent dude, love to help/connect others.
Built and sold a software business that used social API's as main platform. Large social graph now.
I've sold a few of my companies. I have pretty deep experience in the process of selling to individuals, competitors and strategics in a variety of transaction types.
I've raised over $25m in equity and debt for companies I've started or co-founded. This includes seed, angel and series A as well as some traditional forms of bank loans.
Alex was very helpful and provided great advise. I'm happy I chose him.
Great chat. VERY informative. Thank you Alex.
Alex is a self-made entrepreneur with ambition, smarts, and determination. He's also a lot of fun to be around. I'm looking forward to working more with him in the future.
Alex is a real, self-made entrepreneur. He has the charisma, passion and energy to motivate those around him and is a joy to be around. He's also a great writer and takes the time to share what he's learned with others.
Alex is awesome to work for. He makes plenty of time for his employees and has the highest expectations. He helps get the absolute best work out of you. He's one of the most energetic and fun people to be around, and everyone knows it! You can't help but enjoy work when you're around him.
Alex is the kind of person every company needs. Seriously. He has a vibrant, energized personality that's very contagious. He's fun to the extreme (gold, lunch, pranks, he's up for anything) and is a friend to everybody. At the same time, Alex offers keen insight to product development and is very up on modern trends in tech. He's a very talented negotiator as well.
Alex has been a valuable asset not only for us at IActionable but for entrepreneurs everywhere. He's always made himself available when we needed help and this is something I've seen him do countless times for others. There are many people who claim to be mentors but Alex is one of the ones that really goes out of the way for you without asking for anything in return.
On top of all that he knows what he's talking about and is always clear on what he can and can't help you with. He does what he says he'll do. He's well connected and respected in the community. I've found him to be a very valuable resource as we've built our company.
If you don't know Alex yet, you should. He is one heck of a guy. Not only does he know startups, fund raising, etc, he knows people. He is highly personable and knows how to work with various types of personalities to get the best work done. He is a great BoomStartup mentor, and I look forward to continuing my work with him.
Alex provided our company with amazing advice and mentorship. He made himself available to work with us and provided several introductions to business owners as well as great advice. Anyone who gets time to talk with Alex will not regret it.
Alex is one of the few people who will drop everything and do whatever he can to help you. Throughout BoomStartup and even after the program ended, Alex continued to be a vital mentor and advocate for us and helped us build a solid foundation including getting free office space and a meeting with the Mayor of Ogden. His strong network and gracious personality bring a tremendous value to any organization, especially startups. I would highly recommend Alex and am looking forward to working with him in the future.
In the very early days of Circlefive I met Alex at a meeting. From that first conversation I saw the 3 things I needed most. Honest feedback, creative thinking and deep experience in my field. From that first time Alex has continued to work right along side Circlefive on the Advisory board. He gives plain, insightful feedback and not just fluffy ideas.
Startup, scaling, technology, marketing and entrepreneurship are at the top of the list of why he has been so valuable, but him best quality is that he actually cares. He really wants success for those around him without any agenda of his own.