Alex Rader

I love to learn new things, which is good because I keep starting new things in which I have to learn everything, and hasn’t finished yet. My accumulation of knowledge comes from a diverse well of experience, from being a partner in an art gallery in Brooklyn to running advertising operations at a news website to consulting with law firms and architects on operations and business goals. Throughout, I think I may have spent more time automating things than I saved by automating them, but believe it was a good trade.

I received a Bachelor’s degree in economics from NYU and recently received a pandemic Master’s degree in urban planning from the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy.

I'm an avid science fiction reader and claim to have read every Hugo and Nebula Award winning novels. When not reading I generally think about how to improve my chocolate chip cookies, a decades-long endeavor. My most recent new idea didn't quite work, but I'm excited to try the next batch.

Most of my references are Golden Age Simpsons quotes, for which I am eternally grateful to frinkiac.com.

Top Areas of Focus

Tech & Business Tools (Procurement)
Team Offsites & External Events
Strategy & Planning
Strategic Partnerships / BD
Project Management
Product Development
People & Culture
Organizational Structure
M&A / Corp Dev
Legal & Compliance
Internal Comms
Growth/Sales & Marketing
Finance & Accounting
Change Management
Business Transformation / Org Change
Business Operations

CoS Start Date

Current Industry

Enterprise SaaS

Company Size

<50

Experience

years

Previous Experience

Pro Tip

I'll update this later when I come up with something more insightful, but keeping your ears open and being friendly to everyone will make most things easier.

Gives

I've done a lot of things and have some basic competency across a variety of tasks, so even if it's by the seat of my pants I can often help find a good solution (well, a solution anyway).

Asks

I've been a de facto CoS repeatedly, but this is my first time with the actual title, and I want to learn how to do it with a plan, not by the seat of my pants.

Superpowers

Accomplishments