Founding Partner & SENIOR ADVISOR

Alex is a leading corporate strategist and public affairs executive. His experience allows him to approach obstacles and opportunities with a 360 degree understanding of how policy, politics, international relations and media intersect with and impact the private sector and capital markets. He has extensive experience conceptualizing and executing domestic and international playbooks that help organizations and individuals navigate sensitive landscapes, where time and timing are of the essence. 

In addition to leading Anchor Group, Alex serves as a Senior Advisor to Bondi Partners, where he previously served as Founding Partner and Global CEO. Prior to co-founding Bondi Partners, Alex served as Senior Advisor to Ambassador Joe Hockey. In this role, he acted as a key thought partner on all Ambassadorial initiatives, providing intelligence, advice and recommendations to the Ambassador on corporate and political landscapes, and their potential impacts on the U.S.-Australian alliance. He identified and strategically aligned Australian and Ambassadorial priorities with external government, media and private sector stakeholders to promote and strengthen the U.S.-Australian relationship.

Prior to joining the Embassy, Alex led programming activities at Business Forward, a national business trade group that is active in over 100 cities working with more than 100,000 local business leaders and executives. He spearheaded campaigns to promote Obama-era international business policies such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Clean Power Plan, Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), innovative financing mechanisms for infrastructure development, and the reauthorization of the U.S. Export-Import Bank.

Previously, Alex volunteered on the 2020 Biden for President campaign and held leadership roles on U.S. Presidential, Senate, House and Mayoral campaigns and at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC). Alex began his career on Capitol Hill, in the office of U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL).

He is married to Lauren Gillis, a national security professional who has worked on Capitol Hill and in the Obama Administration, and currently serves in the Biden Administration.