Alex is an Assistant in Research at the Economic Growth Institute. He is a senior at the Ross School of Business with a focus in business strategy and organizations. Under the First Customer Program (FCP), Alex assists technology start-ups across Michigan develop concrete value propositions, go-to-market plans, and commercialization pathways. He also develops market-sizing tools and competitive profiles for early-stage FCP clients. Prior to joining FCP, Alex worked as a Mergers and Acquisitions consultant in Chicago, IL assisting private equity and corporate clients strategize, purchase, and integrate new firms into their portfolio.