Alex Riley

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Nominee for Structure and Operations; Special Projects

What is your company and title?

Managing Partner, TK FUND

 

Tell us why you’re best for the Structure and Operations committee!

I’m a self taught techie. I have a degree in Industrial and Operations Engineering. I have 2 Amazon Web Service Certifications.

 

Tell us why you’re best for the Special Projects committee!

I’ve founded 4 multimillion dollar businesses in Detroit and I know how to take projects from start to finish without needing direction or handholding.

 

Why are you interested in serving on a Connect 313 Committee? What do you hope to gain from the experience? 

I want to continue to make a difference in the city. Detroit can be a leader in technology if we get the right people behind this.

 

What is your vision for bridging the digital divide in Detroit?

Honestly, this is such a large project that I can see this going in several different directions, however I personally do not have enough knowledge on the scope of the problem in the City to articulate a vision. Once I understand the problem better I’d be happy to formulate a vision and a strategy to make that vision a reality.

 

Please share your current community activities and/or volunteer work.

I’ve been involved in non-profits in the past. Formally, I was recently President of my Fraternity’s alumni association. Unofficially I work with new entrepreneurs to get their businesses started.

 

Please share any of your current committee or Board memberships.

Board Member, Xi Alumni Association. 2013 to current. Former President. I’ve served on the boards of 4 companies.

 

Please share any skills, experience, or interests that you may have. 

Finance / Accounting

Board Experience

Grant Writing

Education / Training

Public Speaking

Empathy (the ability to understand and share the feelings of others)

Relationship Building + Management

Leadership / Coaching Skills

Project Management

Facilitation Skills