Ever since retiring and moving to Carefree in 2012, Alan has enjoyed hiking Spur Cross. When his three adult children visit, it's one of their favorite family activities. For decades, Alan has also enjoyed fishing and hunting, especially fly fishing and wing shooting, and he looks forward to exploring what Arizona has to offer.
Alan grew up New Jersey. After attending The Lawrenceville School, he went to Harvard College, where he concentrated in Classical Philology and was a member of the Spee Club, an editor of The Harvard Lampoon, and invited to join The Signet Society.
Following his first career stop as a young, marketing executive at Frito-Lay in Dallas, Alan earned his M.B.A. at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business.
Alan's career had two parts. After Stanford, Alan was a management consultant for both McKinsey and Bain. He specialized in serving consumer goods and services clients, mostly on strategy, organization, and M&A issues. Bain hired him to open up their Chicago Office.
After consulting, Alan built and ran three companies from 1996-2012. Public and private, two were food companies, and his last company was in education.
These days, Alan spends his time traveling internationally (he just visited his 80th country), cooking, spinning, and bothering his children.