As the Director of Program Impact and Glenn Fund, Alex oversees Island Institute’s grantmaking, small business lending, and impact measurement practices. In this role, Alex helps ensure the organization is deploying its financial resources to greatest impact. This includes the recent launch of a revolving loan fund to provide another financial tool to support critical businesses in Maine’s island and coastal communities.
Previously he was the Director of SOCAP (Social Capital Markets), the world’s largest network of impact investors and social entrepreneurs. Prior to SOCAP, Alex founded and managed a real estate investment business. Alex has an MBA with high distinction from the University of Michigan, where he served as the Director of Investment for the Social Venture Fund, a student-run impact investing fund. For the past three years, he has served as an Expert in Residence for the UT Austin’s Global Sustainability Leadership Institute. He has a BSBA from Washington University in St. Louis.
During his free time, Alex enjoys traveling, scuba diving, snowboarding, playing board games, and browsing independent bookstores.