Frequently discussed this time of the year, at CSR we are acutely aware and grateful for our clients and for everything that enables us to be (as Matthew Kelly says) “…the best version of ourselves.”  A healthy attitude of gratitude is important to cultivate now as well as every day of the year.

With thankfulness in mind, we hosted a Harvest Happy Hour (great alliteration, team!) last week where we created an environment at our office (spilling over to the seating area and conference room) whereby clients, vendors, and anyone else we decided to invite could mingle.  These things typically peak early and end with people wanting to get out after punching the obligatory dance card – it was great to have the end time come and go with our guests still present!

Isn’t that what a lot of this is about?

We seek to engage in commerce, but we really seek connectedness and relationships – we want to be with people who “get” us and that we “get”.  In doing so, when there is value delivered or received, it makes it that much better.  The engagement goes beyond a transaction.

Which is what it really is all about.

Alex is a game changer, a fixer, and a no-nonsense entrepreneur who gets to the heart of the matter with business owners. Alex has more than 25 years of experience driving organizational change through strategic planning and execution. By focusing on a client’s specific value and the subsequent growth and scaling of the enterprise, Alex has driven businesses to more than 11M in revenue growth, with up to 61x ROI on their investment. An Atlanta native, Alex graduated from Georgia Tech with a Bachelor’s degree in Management and received a Master’s degree in Information Systems from George Washington University. After a 15-year career in manufacturing, health information management, and financial services, Alex broadened his experience even more by working in diverse industries ranging from multiple professional service verticals (e.g., law, medical, engineering, etc.) to the non-profit sector. He was instrumental in the turn-around of a public company that started at $18MM and subsequently sold for over $300MM. Alex’s roots run deep through the Atlanta community he serves. He is a mentor in the Georgia Tech Mentor Jackets program, President Emeritus of the Georgia Tech Intown Alumni Network, and an event sponsor for the George Washington University Alumni Association Atlanta Club. He currently serves on the board of Pinecrest Academy and past board chair of Lifecycle Building Center, a nonprofit community resource whose mission is to make the lifecycle use of the built environment increasingly efficient and sustainable.