Alex is a founding Partner of Australis Partners also a member of the firm's investment committee. He joined Citigroup’s Latin America’s private equity group in 2000 based in New York, which became part of Citigroup Venture Capital International (CVCI) in 2001. Prior to Citi, Alex worked at KPS Special Situations (between 1999-2000) focused on distressed private equity investing in the U.S. middle market. Prior to KPS, Alex worked as an investment banker for J.P. Morgan’s Latin American M&A team based in New York (1996-1999). Alex has extensive private equity experience in various sectors including the packaging, hospitality, CRM call center, retail, consumer finance, and waste management sectors. Alex has served as board member of various investee companies including Prisma Hoteles S.A.P.I., EMATEC S.R.L. de C.V., Aluprint S.A. de C.V., Adir International, Cartones America S.A., Promotora Ambiential S.A., and Hispanic Teleservices Corporation. Alex has a Business Economics degree with cum laude honors from UCLA (1996). Alex also serves on the board of the Exam Schools Partnership Initiative, Inc., a not-for-profit organization focused on education.