|Santa Clara University, BA||1990|
Alexander is currently a Vice President at Oracle Corporation, working on the design and strategy of Oracle’s public cloud platform. He is an active angel investor (angel.co) and advisor.
Alexander was Chief Scientist and General Partner at Frost Venture Partners, LLC., a Venture Capital firm based in Southern California.
Alexander worked as General Manager and Product Architect at Microsoft for over a decade. He was the founder, architect, and general manager of the group responsible for HDInsight (Apache Hadoop for Windows Azure and Windows Server). He drove the BigData Open Source Strategy around Hadoop and developed a high performance distribution of Hadoop tuned for the multi-tenant Platform as a Service (PaaS) environment of Windows Azure. He was founder and architect of the Microsoft Solver Foundation, a .Net/CLR-based system for mathematical programming and combinatorial optimization used in significantly boosting profits for Microsoft’s online advertising and business systems divisions.
He worked at BEA Systems as Director of Engineering for the award winning WebLogic Integration 8.1 product suite for Enterprise Java (J2EE). His professional career began with designing and implementing distributed and real-time analytics systems in C++ for the financial services industry.