Finance, entrepreneurship, food, sports, essays...translating the technical and difficult to understand into readable, engaging prose.
Middling marathon runner, voracious reader, enthusiastic (if untalented) kickboxer, curious world traveler, avid home chef.
Graduated with honors, GPA 3.8.
Alexander started his finance career at Boston-based venture capital firm Atlas Venture, helping to manage over $1B in investor funds. Following that, he traded stocks independently for over 20 years. During that period, he also moonlit as a copyeditor and proofreader at AllianceBernstein and Standard & Poor's in NYC for seven years.
From his days listening to pitches from entrepreneurs at Atlas Venture to researching and trading America's largest public companies, Alexander has a wide width and breadth of experience with the inner working of businesses of all sizes. He has worked with the people behind the corporate logos and slick PR releases for his entire working life. The business world is often designed to make people forget that there are human beings, fallible and prone to error, behind all of the expensive marketing machinery and corporate window dressing. Adding a relatable, personal tone to the often bone-dry (and stone-boring) content of business writing is one of the things he does best.
Alexander has written for a wide variety of goods and services companies. He understands that tone varies dramatically from industry to industry; financial services will tend to be polished, assured, and reserved, while corporate team building will be upbeat, energetic, and designed to excite. "What is the intended audience? What structure and language will resonate most with them?"
Alexander has written radio scripts for a wide variety of businesses. Communicating information quickly and succinctly, he engages listeners with memorable and lively prose, coining phrases that go on to be used time and again by his clients. Strict time limits demand the most from a strict economy of words, and Alexander delivers maximum impact in 30 seconds or less.