Alex is Vice President and Head of the North America Strategy Office - Global Product Business at Fujitsu. Alex oversees the Global Product Business strategy organization for the North American market and is responsible for leading the expansion of Fujitsu global solutions (Enterprise, AI, SDx) with key Silicon Valley and US-based technology companies. In his role, Alex spearheaded the creation of the Fujitsu Solutions Lab and is responsible for leading the company's business development & partnering efforts in the Enterprise datacenter space.
Previously at SanDisk, Alex headed up the company's venture capital investments (SanDisk Ventures) and spearheaded the company's first investments in the Enterprise Storage space (WHIPTAIL, Panzura, and Tegile Systems). WHIPTAIL was acquired by Cisco for $415 million, representing a 3X return within 9 months post-investment. In conjunction with these investments, Alex served as Board Observer for WHIPTAIL and Panzura.
At Brocade, Alex was Director of Corporate Development & Strategy and was part of the M&A deal team on Brocade's $2.6B acquisition of Foundry Networks.
Prior to that, Alex served in both Engineering & product management roles at NetApp and started off his career as a Mechanical Design Engineer at Quantum Corporation's HDD division.
Alex has a MBA from the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.