Alex is passionate about creating spaces for individuals, companies, and brands to connect.
Best known as a social media professional, Alex advises
organizations on their use of social networks to build brand
relationships with key constituents and the community.
He is adept at business strategy, concept design, marketing
communication, as well as leading the implementation of
complex software development projects with distributed teams. He
is also an expert in the use of social media monitoring to establish
quantitative and qualitative performance metrics and
Alex is the co-founder of BuzzMed
(formerly VoxMed), a worldwide community for physicians,
healthcare professionals, and pharmaceutical companies to
exchange scientific information and research.
Previously, he directed business development efforts at online
media and mobile content companies and co-founded a leading
European e-mail marketing provider. Prior to that, while at a major
consultancy, he advised blue-chip companies on strategic
initiatives. Clients have included Air France, Chevron, General
Motors, Corning Saint-Gobain, British Airways, Repsol, Visa, Le
Parisien, NRJ Radio, Carat, Sanofi-Aventis, Nortel Networks, and the Finnish Venture Capital Association.
Based in Miami, Florida, Alex has helped unite South Florida’s tech community by organizing The Startup Forum, Social Media Club, BarCamp, Ignite Miami, Social Media Day, and Mobile Monday events for South Florida new media professionals; he is also a founding member of RefreshMiami.
Over the past six years, these organizations have hosted events
for over 10,000 technology and business professionals, leading to
new business connections, employment opportunities, and startup
ideas. These forums have introduced entrepreneurs to investors, where
technologists have demonstrated new applications that have
launched as new startup ventures.
An accomplished public speaker, Alex has spoken nationally and
internationally to a variety of audiences from C-Level industry
executives to high school students. Alex caters each presentation
to the audience’s interests and comprehension level, making sense
of the complex, exposing the irrelevant, and debunking the most
common misconceptions along the way. His speaking style is
energetic, informational, and lively; his slides are visual and
In addition to his career in consulting, Alex is an adjunct
professor at the University of Miami’s School of
Communications. He teaches a full-semester course on social media
and recently co-authored “Securing The Clicks: Network Security in the Age of Social Media” with MacGraw-Hill.
Alex obtained an MBA from Insead
in Fontainebleau France, one of the top-rated international business
schools in the world. He is fluent in English, French, Portuguese,
Spanish and Finnish.