Alex is a Principal, New Ventures at Initiate, joining the firm after completing a dual-degree MBA and Master's of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley. While at Cal, Alex co-founded two startups in the digital health and wellness space, both of which raised capital from the Berkeley seed fund and top-tier accelerators. Alex also participated in fellowship programs with Flare Capital Partners and the UC Berkeley Entrepreneurship Department.
Prior to Cal, Alex spent four years with COPE Health Solutions, a boutique healthcare management consulting firm focused on provider/payor strategy and delivery system transformation. At COPE, Alex launched the firm's proprietary SaaS platform - which enabled total cost of care management for risk-bearing entities - and developed and implemented value-based contracting strategies for some of the largest health systems in the U.S.
Before COPE, Alex spent three years in biotech research with BASF, supporting pharmaceutical and agriculture service lines. He earned his bachelor's degree in biology/pre-medicine, with honors, from Boston College. Alex currently advises multiple digital health startups and mentors healthcare-interested students at Cal and Boston College.