Alexander L. Cappello
Chairman & CEO, Cappello Group, Inc.
Alexander L. Cappello has led several public and private companies over the past 39 years, including Cappello Capital Corp. (Member NASD-SIPC), a global merchant bank, whose principals have conducted over $155 billion in transactions in over 50 countries.
Mr. Cappello is a Director of RAND Corporation’s Center for Middle East Public Policy (CMEPP), the Center for Global Risk and Security (CGRS), and the Russia Forum, Director of The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. (NASDAQ) and California Ethanol & Power and formerly: Trustee of the University of Southern California (USC), Director and Founder of California Republic Bank (largest capitalized bank in California history), Chairman of Intelligent Energy, PLC (London), a global technology leader in hydrogen fuel cells, Inter-Tel (NASDAQ), Geothermal Resources Intl. (AMEX), as well as a Director of Cytrx (NASDAQ), Genius Products (NASDAQ) and Koo Koo Roo, Inc (NASDAQ).
Mr. Cappello is an active member of the World Presidents Organization (WPO) and Chief Executive Officers Organization (CEO). He was an active member of the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO), an exclusive global network of corporate presidents under the age of 55 and served as the only two term (2003-2004, 2004-2005) International Chairman. Mr. Cappello has been a guest lecturer at the USC, UCLA and Harvard Business Schools as well as numerous YPO, WPO, YEO and CEO International Universities and business conferences. He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, FORBES, Dow Jones, the Los Angeles Times, and the New York Times. He is a contributing author of the recently published book, The New Investor Relations (Bloomberg PRESS). Mr. Cappello received a Bachelor of Science degree from the Marshall School of Business at USC in 1977 with honors, including recognition as an "Order of the Palm" scholar. He received an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities from Goodwin College in Stamford, Connecticut and has been inducted in the Order of Honorary Fellows at Marymount College in Palos Verdes, California. Mr. Cappello gave the commencement address to the Marshall School of Business graduates at USC in June 2008.