Alex is an entrepreneur with a track record of building teams that take ideas from the research laboratory through commercialization.
Alex was co-founder, CEO, and Board Director of Aurrion from 2008 – 2016 which was a fabless semiconductor company that developed photonic integrated circuits for use in data center networking applications. The business was acquired by Juniper Networks. Alex worked for IBM, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and Intel Prior to founding Aurrion.
Alex earned his M.S & Ph.D. from UCSB and is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School Owner/President Management Program.
When he’s not working with early-stage companies, Alex enjoys riding off road motorcycles, playing guitar, smoking meat, and reading good books. Alex loves spending time with his wife and daughter going to live shows, traveling the world, and eating weird stuff.