Alex graduated with distinction from the US Naval Academy and went on to lead infantry, reconnaissance, and special operations units in multiple combat deployments. Upon leaving active duty, Alex started a private maritime security company that served commercial shipping interests in the Indian Ocean. In 2013, Alex sold that venture and moved to rural Kenya, spending two years as the Team Leader and Chief of Party for Nuru International-Kenya, a social venture designed to end extreme poverty. Alex is currently the Co-Founder and CEO of a voice based risk assessment services technology company in California. Alex holds a Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and a B.S. from the United States Naval Academy. In his free time he enjoys exploring the world in search of great stories told over good coffee, or great wine.