Alex Cooper, has been an entrepreneur, CEO, and senior business development and sales executive over his 30-year career in the financial technology (fintech) industry.
Alex co-founded two Inc. 500 startups that sold to publicly traded companies and a third company that was acquired by another startup. In 1994, he founded Softgate Systems (acquired by Tio Networks, acquired by PayPal) a licensed Money Transmitter that pioneered electronic bill payment software and transaction processing to underserved and under-banked immigrant and minority communities in the U.S. Designed the software and processing platform to offer industry first PC based retail POS platform for bill payments.
He brings decades of experience in building and growing successful companies from the ground up. He has created and delivered innovative, impactful financial technology solutions. Alex has led all aspects of the product lifecycle from ideation to design to commercialization to customer acquisition. He has been at the forefront of digital payment solutions, mobile payments, and emerging financial services products for the underbanked.
Alex is a dynamic leader and business evangelist with a keen vision, insight, and strategic perspectives on entrepreneurship, technology, and business development. He has a passion for businesses with a social impact and leveraging financial technology to build better lives for the underserved in the U.S.
As an avid cyclist and triathlete, Alex has completed eight full Ironman distance events, including four with his daughter. His proudest achievements are raising four wonderful children, finishing every race he has entered, and selling every business he has started.