Alex currently heads our combined product management and product marketing teams. He previously served as Chief Marketing Officer, having joined Relias in January 2016 as Managing Director, Global Operations. Previously he was an active angel and VC investor in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina, serving on several boards of local companies, including KnowledgeTree and WedPics, and volunteering with Triangle Startup Factory and NC IDEA to mentor and help budding entrepreneurs. His prior career included founder, executive and CEO roles at six startup companies, including Sun Microsystems, Be and Vitria Technology; a Group Executive Board role at Nagra Kudelski Group, a global digital security company; and seven years as a partner at Trinity Ventures, a leading Silicon Valley VC firm, investing in software and systems companies. Alex was a board member of Start Up East Palo Alto, a non-profit educating microbusiness entrepreneurs, and a founding member of Environmental Entrepreneurs, now a national non-profit in the ecology space. Alex was educated in the UK, with equivalency to a US Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Marketing.