As the Island Institute’s Senior Community Impact Fund Officer, Alex serves as the strategic lead for the Tom Glenn Community Impact Fund, a community development catalyst fund that seeks to build a more diverse coastal economy through targeted grantmaking, loans, and equity investments. In his role, Alex works across the organization and with community leaders on financial modeling, identifying traditional and creative funding opportunities to leverage, and risk assessment for a pipeline of projects.
Prior to joining the Institute, Alex served as the Director of Social Capital Markets (SOCAP) in San Francisco, the world’s largest community of impact entrepreneurs, investors, and cross-sector leaders, where he created content for an impact investment conference. This included interviewing thought leaders in the financial world through the podcast, Money + Meaning.
Alex has an MBA with High Distinction from the University of Michigan, where he was the Director of Investment for the Social Venture Fund, a student-run impact investing fund. While in graduate school, he won the university’s Social Entrepreneurship Leadership Award and was a Zell-Lurie Entrepreneurial Scholar. Prior to business school, Alex founded and managed a real estate investment company and received a BSBA from Washington University in St. Louis.
During his free time, Alex enjoys traveling, scuba diving, snowboarding, playing board games, and shopping at independent bookstores.