Alex founded Aeneas Venture Partners in 2010 as a vehicle to lead the conversion of vacated big-box retailers into self-storage facilities in mature markets in the Southwest. Aeneas has also targeted other stable recurring revenue businesses.
Previously, Alex led two private equity backed start-ups. Most recently, he focused on executing a roll-up of self-storage facilities spanning the East Coast that was later sold to a self storage REIT. Before that, Alex co-lead a retail roll-out that was sold to the largest public player in the industry. In between entrepreneurial endeavors, Alex has worked at Stanford Graduate School of Business’ Center for Entrepreneurship Studies developing the entrepreneurship curriculum.
Alex graduated Magna Cum Laude from Carleton College in 1990. In 1997, he earned an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business as an Arjay Miller Scholar. Earlier in his career, he was a management consultant with Bain & Company in Boston and San Francisco.
Alex was raised in Ecuador, South America. He is married to Suzette and proud owner of three rescued Golden Retrievers — Ollie, Mattie, and Cubby. Alex has served in several non-profit Boards focused on rescuing Golden Retrievers as well as improving the health and education readiness of low-income children.