Alex is a Principal at Highland Capital Partners in Boston and is focused on high technology businesses tackling problems in some of the world's oldest and largest industries â€” energy, education, and machine automation. He is actively involved in Highlandâ€™s investments in QD Vision, 2tor, Heartland Robotics and Bit9.
Prior to joining Highland, Alex worked as a Research and Teaching Assistant with the Magnetic Materials & Devices Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). At MIT, he synthesized and characterized a new class of magneto-optical perovskites capable of growth on semiconductor-compatible substrates. His results were published in several notable peer-reviewed journals. Alex also spent time at RockPort Capital Partners, a venture capital firm devoted to energy technology, and McKinsey & Company, where he provided strategic advice on business technology issues.
Alex received an A.B. in Physics summa cum laude from Harvard College in 2005, an S.M. in Materials Science & Engineering from MIT in 2007, and an M.B.A from Harvard Business School with high distinction in 2009.
Global Shaper, San Francisco Hub
Jun, 2008 - Aug, 2008
Jun, 2007 - Aug, 2007
Research & Teaching Assistant
Sep, 2005 - May, 2007