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Alex joined AEA in 2004. After three years with the firm, he pursued other entrepreneurial focused initiatives before returning to AEA in 2009. He became a Partner in 2018. Alex focuses on AEA’s investments in the Consumer / Retail sector and currently serves on the boards of 1-800 Contacts, 24 Hour Fitness, BMS Enterprises, Jack’s Family Restaurants, Melissa & Doug and ThreeSixty.
Prior to joining AEA, Alex was a strategy consultant with Bain & Co. in San Francisco. Prior to Bain, he spent a year as a consultant to DataCom, Mongolia’s first internet service provider, as a Henry Luce Scholar.
Alex was a Morehead-Cain Scholar at UNC-Chapel Hill.
|Education||B.A. in Economics, University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill (Highest Distinction)|
|Business||Private Equity, Middle Market|
|Portfolio Company Involvement||
1-800 Contacts, Inc.
24 Hour Fitness Worldwide, Inc.
Jack's Family Restaurants
Melissa & Doug
Tampico Beverages Inc.
ThreeSixty Group, Ltd.