Hi there! My name is Alan. I’m a business operations person with experience at a number of San Francisco companies including Dropbox, IFTTT, and Magoosh. My core expertise boils down to strategic finance – I’ve helped companies build internal muscle for disciplined target-setting and execution, with focus and accountability around business results. What I most enjoy, however, is being a thought partner to founders and executives. In this capacity I’ve sought to deliver timely analysis to inform critical decisions, while zooming out to provide perspective when there’s a better way.
I’m also a strong advocate for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. I cofounded the DEI Committee at Magoosh in January 2020 and chaired it for much of that year in an effort to better support our employees from underrepresented groups. As a Mexican, I’m excited to bring more Latinx people into the world of business and eager to see our community prosper.
I spent much of my early childhood between Spain and Mexico before settling permanently in the US in the early 2000s. I earned my BSc in Finance at American University, where I graduated as a Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholar in 2014 and completed successful internships with Google and Credit Suisse. I live in Berkeley, California with my wife Nallely and our sweet dog Osito. During my free time I like touring historic streets, e-bikes, and fashion design.