Alex brings over 15 years of HR experience with him and has worked for companies as diverse and varied as WeWork, Blue Shield of California, NBCUniversal, Time Inc., Ogilvy & Mather and Citi.
His HR career really began at Citi, where he spent almost 5 years within the Global Wealth Management division, as an Assistant Vice President of Human Resources, supporting Private Bankers and their sales support teams.
He then joined Ogilvy & Mather, a global advertising agency for a little over two years, where he supported the North American business and some global offices, from both a HRBP and recruiting perspective.
After Ogilvy, Alex spent almost four years as an HR Director at Time Inc., formerly the publishing division of Time Warner and now part of the Meredith Corporation. He supported various leadership teams, with Global Technology being his largest and primary client. Leveraging his experience from his prior companies, Alex also acted as a diversity lead and advisor, overseeing its employee resource groups and developing key internal diversity initiatives and external partnerships.
Prior to making a cross-country move, he spent almost two years at NBCUniversal, a well-known multinational media conglomerate, as an HR Director supporting various Corporate Functions.
From there, he joined Blue Shield of California (BSC), a mission driven not-for-proflt health plan provider, where he was a Senior Director, HR Business Partner and ran the Employee Relations function.
In 2019, Alex moved back to the East Coast to join WeWork as Senior Director, Global HR Business Partner, where he headed up HR for the Development and Real Estate functions globally.
Currently, he is Partner, Head of HR, Americas for Control Risks, a specialist risk consultancy that helps to create secure, compliant and resilient organizations in an age of ever-changing risk. Working across disciplines, technologies and geographies, everything they do is based on their belief that taking risks is essential to their clients’ success. He is based out of their Los Angeles office.
A graduate of Cardiff University in Wales, Alex holds a Bachelor’s degree in Politics & History. While he has called the US home for almost 16 years, he comes from a truly international background and perspective- he is half British, half Swiss and was born & raised in Hong Kong, so traveling for work and pleasure is second nature.