Alexander Meyer

Chairman / Founder

Alex Meyer is Vice President, Global Business Development at SAP, the world’s leading enterprise software company. A seasoned international executive, he has travelled and done business all over the globe including many of the world's most challenging developing markets and has addressed numerous international gatherings of the United Nations, World Investment Forum, World Bank, AfDB, and others. Previously, Mr. Meyer served clients with multinational management consulting firm Deloitte. He was also previously Director of Operations for Hollywood based House of Blues, Inc.

An active early stage investor, Alex is the founder and chairman of the Harvard Business School Alumni Entrepreneurship Council of Chicago presenting its HBS Angels early stage venture investment program, the HBS Global Alumni New Venture Competition for the U.S. Central Region, and its Distinguished Speaker in Entrepreneurship & Venture Capital series. He served as President of the Harvard Business School Club of Chicago and on the board of the HBSCC Charitable Fund. He is a member of the Harvard Business School Alumni Board of Directors where he serves on the Executive Committee.

Mr. Meyer is a founder and officer of the board of Chicago’s Stage773 Theater operating the Stage773 performing arts center and incubator, producing the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival, and the Cupid Players Theatre Company. He is the founder and past president of the Society for Business & Management in Engineering, now the National Organization for Business & Engineering.

Mr. Meyer contributes to a variety of entrepreneurship and innovation programs at Harvard, University of Chicago, Northwestern University, University of Illinois, and Endeavor. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois, an MBA from the Harvard Business School, and several delightful years of theatrical education from the Second City Conservatory. He was named one of Chicago's 40 Under 40 and is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago.

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