Mr. Alexander is an entrepreneur and a former banker with over 30 years of cross-functional experience in the financial service industry, Waste Energy, Festival and Event Management, Construction & Renovation, and Business Consulting. He has experience in business development, not-for-profit and community organizations.
Mr. Alexander is a Business mentor and a coach with exceptional knowledge of strategy development, risk management, cost reduction, operational planning, and continuous improvement of technology and processes. He has an excellent grasp of strategy, strategic financial planning, business development, and operational management. With a unique ability to effect operational change leading to improved business performance, maximization of profitability as client satisfaction, creating value for his clients is his number one priority. He has a keen interest in with Micro Businesses in various industries and runs a Boutique Consulting firm that provides support to these businesses.
Chris is the CEO of Zhoosh Service Enterprise Inc. The Chief Operations Officer of the Festival Management Committee, the organization that produces the Toronto Caribbean Carnival for the last 11 years. He is a Finance Executive for Alliance Financing Group that provide finances to companies in various industries, and an Executive Director of Connecting You Now. Chris is also the Vice Chair of ADDI Canada Eastern Division, the diaspora organization that brings together members of the diaspora to invest and create development across the continent.
He has a keen interest in his community and believes that improvements are necessary for the way forward. Improving and promoting our culture is critical to him. Also, focusing on economic, political, legal, communication and education are the areas very high on his agenda. He has been involved in a number of organizations, participated in a number of not-for-profit boards and is the past chair of a number of boards including PCPI. He is also the past chairman of the Grenada Association Toronto and ran youth groups, small groups, and couples’ groups for a number of years.
Mr. Alexander holds an MBA from Dalhousie University, a Bachelor of Business Management Degree from Ryerson University, a diploma in Business Accounting and Finance from George Brown College. He is a Personal Financial Planner, and a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers. He holds a number of certificates in Financial consulting and banking compliance.