Company incubator, angel investor, and branding expert.
Alex Hunter is one of the most sought after business speakers on the corporate circuit and appears all over the world at major industry events. Alex is a passionate, energetic and knowledgeable speaker who can engage any size audience size in any industry. The topics he speaks on include branding, customer loyalty, reputation, marketing and how they all intersect with the digital world.
Alex Hunter currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the UK non-profit Drinkaware. He has also served as an adviser to the Prince of Wales Rainforest Trust specifically around the use of social media and engagement to propagate the Trusts message.
He has made an appearance at events all over the world such as ad:tech, Future of Web Apps (London & Miami), Thinking Digital, Marketing 2.0, iStrategy, Tech4Africa, MARKA and Internet World. Hes also spoken at private events for organizations such as Cisco, Infosys, Deloitte, Procter & Gamble, O2 and the BBC.
Previously, Alex served as the global Head of Online Marketing for the Virgin Group, curating the Virgin brands global digital strategy.
Before joining the Virgin Group, Alex was based in California at Virgin America, where he used the web to build a grassroots marketing campaign to garner public support for Virgin Americas certification process on a tight schedule and even tighter budget. The campaign was covered by Time magazine, CNN, and CNBC, amongst others. He also oversaw the front-end development of Virgin Americas website which has since won several accolades including ad:tech and Webby Award honors.
Alexs work has been featured in the best-selling book The Whuffie Factor by Tara Hunt, and he was recently profiled in the critically acclaimed book Insites by Keir Whitaker and Elliot Jay Stocks.
He has been a mentor at the annual SeedCamp venture capital and angel funding event in London and South Africa, helping young companies refine their marketing and branding before pitching to some of the most influential VCs in the tech community.
Alex currently splits his time between the UK and Northern California.