Global Managing Director
Alex is a seasoned corporate executive with a successful track record for establishing and growing corporate venture & innovation programs, building & managing product teams, establishing go-to-market strategies, launching innovative software applications, and recruiting talent.
Alex is currently Global Managing Director & Global Head of Experian Ventures. As a leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to our clients around the world, we are thematically investing in companies in the areas of data/analytics, security, and the broader financial services ecosystem. The Experian Ventures portfolio of investments includes AireLabs, C88, Madaket Health, Jirnexu, Nav, BankBazaar, InsureStreet, Danal (acq by Boku), TrueData, and iCare Benefits (acquired by Clermont).
Previously, Alex served as Executive Vice President at Nantmobile, part of the Nantworks family of companies, building novel consumer mobile applications in health, wellness, and computer vision.
Alex was Managing Director with USAA's Corporate Development Group and a member of USAA's Executive Management team and scaled USAA Ventures into one of the most active FinTech CVC after his first year. Alex created USAA's Blockchain Working Group and investment thesis in blockchain [according to CBInsights, USAA was recognized as the first bank/insurance company to invest in blockchain technologies] and was responsible for the groups investments in Coinbase, Saffron (acq by Intel), and CafeX, ExpectLabs (acq by Cisco), while establishing USAA's venture brand in Silicon Valley.
Alex was a Director with Intel Capital, the world’s largest corporate venture group having invested over $14B globally. During his tenure with Intel Capital, Alex managed or co-managed investments in Atom Entertainment (acquired by Viacom), BlackArrow (acquired by Cross Mediaworks), ChannelM (acquired by PlayNetwork), Gametrust (acquired by Real Networks), Gaikai (acquired by Sony), Envivio (Nasdaq: ENVI), Kabam (acquired by Netmarble), K2 Network (acquired by RHI), Trymedia (acquired by Macrovision), The Generations Network (Nasdaq: ACOM), SixApart (acquired by SayMedia), and Synacor (Nasdaq: SYNC).
In addition, Alex was co-founder and CEO of AppScotch, which brought transparency to paid mobile advertising. AppScotch was acquired by AppAnnie in 2016.
Alex serves as a mentor to Plug&Play Silicon Valley and numerous other startups and accelerators/incubators. Alex has served as an advisor to ProSieben - the second largest media company in Germany; supports Purdue University mentorship program (SV BIG); and was a member of UNLV's Engineering Advisory Board. Alex has served as an advisor to Gamestop Corporation, Playspan (acquired by Visa), and he has also served as an advisor and mentor to dozens of early stage companies and global corporate venture groups. Alex was previously an advisor to the NVCA’s Corporate Venture working group.