Founder & CEO, Elevated Business Advisors
Alex’s passion for sales started from an early age, which translated into obtaining a degree in Sales & Business Marketing from Western Michigan University.
While in college, Alex earned three prestigious sales internships with two different Fortune 500 companies: Thomson Reuters and Abbott Laboratories. The early success and recognition eventually led to becoming elected President of the nationally recognized Sales & Business Marketing Association – the largest student-run sales organization in the country.
Upon graduation, Alex made the decision to become a sales consultant for Unum. Unum is the largest disability insurance carrier in the world and a perennial leader across all product lines within the group insurance industry – protecting over 36 million people and paying out nearly $7 billion in benefits each year. The sales team at Unum is widely considered among the elite, within the industry.
Throughout his career, Alex partnered with companies of all sizes, across all industries, to create and execute strategies surrounding employee benefit plans. His experience in navigating the complexities of the insurance world, through the notoriously difficult B2B2C sales channel, exposed him to many facets of business. Aside from seeing the top-down impacts resulting from large purchasing decisions; Alex became well versed in areas such as technology systems, organizational structure, and compensation plans.
Alex’s long list of highlights while at Unum include: multiple all-time sales records, territory growth of nearly 200% and a career average close-ratio almost 2.5x that of the industry average. Click here to download his sales resume for more on his experience, background and areas of expertise.
Alex is actively involved in the Denver community and is going on his third year as a proud ‘big brother’ in the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Colorado organization. He stresses how balancing his life with his work is an essential part of what keeps him at his best, both in and out of the office.
In efforts to avoid the “burn-out”, Alex took up photography as a hobby which quickly turned into a passion. Combining that with his love for the outdoors and traveling, has led Alex to building up a portfolio that has gained attention from many top professional photographers and various outdoor brands. He’s been recognized, specifically for his landscape photographs taken all around the United States as well as SE Asia.
All photographs on EBA’s website we’re taken by Alex and you can see his full photography portfolio here.