Alex is CTO at Civitas Learning, leading the product, engineering and data science teams.
Prior to Civitas, Alex led the mobile apps product, design and engineering effort at HomeAway. After nine years leading platform engineering, Alex’s focus shifted to building a world-class mobile app experience for the vacation rental marketplace. To drive innovation, Alex’s team is modeled as an internal startup, embracing the excitement and passion found in smaller organizations. Prior to mobile, Alex led a large global team of engineers that owned platform services, platform migrations, off-platform teams and the global shopping cart.
Prior to HomeAway, Alex contracted as the lead engineer on Nissan’s web-based configurator. He spent eight years at Trilogy working in various roles that included customer facing consulting, product engineering and quality engineering. He delivered software for Gartner Group, Ford, Goodyear, IBM and Nissan. He also developed and managed the technology training for Trilogy University 2000. Alex holds a BS and Masters in Information Systems from Carnegie Mellon University