|Wharton School, MBA|
Alan has 25 years of leadership experience in private investing, operating roles and Board level matters. During his career he has served in senior leadership roles at Pacific Holding Company, one of America’s largest private investment companies, Westar Capital, a well-regarded private equity/venture capital firm and SAIL, which he helped jointly establish. He has also served in leadership roles at such companies as Dole Food Company (NYSE), Flexi-Van Corporation (NYSE) and Ultrasystems, Inc. (NASDAQ), America’s pioneering firm in alternative energy.
He has extensive international experience. For example at Dole, he was Executive Vice President & a Member of the Office of the Chairman, where his responsibilities spanned 89 countries and 55,000 employees, in addition to experience gained as a Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel for the company. Alan has 25 years of senior roles in Mergers & Acquisitions, having led deals and due diligence in dozens of transactions ranging from $5 Million to $5 Billion. Another area of Alan’s expertise is organizational effectiveness. His operating experience includes numerous hi-tech and low-tech industries, and he is well-acquainted with the vagaries of growth curves in emerging and expansion stage companies.
Alan sits on the Advisory Boards of both the Business School and The Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at The University of California Irvine. He attended Yale where he received a BA in economics, the Wharton School for his MBA, and Columbia University Law School for his JD. He received a CPA from New York State.