Getting dozens or even several hundred local organizations and the national office of a nonprofit network all "on the same page" is no easy feat.
But it is necessary in order to maintain the organization's brand and ensure that the organization is financially secure.
With tenacity, diplomacy, and a general strategy aimed at getting people within the network to "own" the path forward, alignment and optimization is possible. Doing so can have a dramatic effect on an organization's overall effectiveness, and on the sustainability of its programs.
More than 40 years experience in strategic and operating leadership.
Works with clients on issues of strategy and scale across a wide range of fields; particularly active with national networks serving disadvantaged youth populations, public education, and voluntary health networks.
Has worked with more than 30 networks, including Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, YMCA, America’s Promise Alliance, Communities in Schools, NatureServe, Alzheimer's Association, Salvation Army, National Academy Foundation, Public Education Network, and United Way Worldwide.
Joined Bridgespan after 13 years in the biotechnology industry – as chief strategic officer of Organogenesis, the first company to successfully develop a living human skin replacement product; president and CEO of T Cell Sciences; VP marketing and business development for Biogen; EVP and chief strategic officer for Biocode; and chief strategic officer for ImmuLogic.
Before entering the biotech industry, Alan was a manager at Bain & Company and spent 13 years in the diesel engine industry.
The Bridgespan Group
Joined Bridgespan in 2001 as a principal and became a partner in the Boston office in 2003. Named head of the Boston office in 2005 and head of East Coast offices in June 2007.
With the continued growth of Bridgespan’s New York office, he became office head for New York in 2009. In the summer of 2010, he returned to the Boston office and, in 2014, became a senior advisor.
Chief Strategy Officer
Responsible for commercial relationships, financing, investor relations, and strategic direction at the first biotechnology company to successfully develop a living human skin replacement product.
Consultant - Diagnostic Imaging
EVP and Chief Strategy Officer
Chief Strategy Officer
President and CEO
T Cell Sciences
VP Marketing and Business Development
Bain & Company
General Manager - Parts Marketing
Cummins Engine Company
Various planning, marketing and management positions, culminating in the position of General Manager for Parts Marketing – responsible for $500 million in sales through an independent distribution network.