Alex Stavros is motivated by leading purpose-driven businesses as a force for good. As the son of missionaries in the slums of Lima, Alex grew up in Peru where his childhood shaped his professional and personal aspirations.
Alex is currently the CEO of a behavioral health care organization that was bought through the traditional search fund model back in 2011. The organization has positively impacted thousands of families across the country struggling with mental health issues and delivered a top decile return to investors. Growth was a combination of start-up/de novo, organic and acquisitions. Alex is an active search fund investor and is on the Board of the Search Fund Alliance.
Prior to then, Alex was the Associate Director of Firm Wide Operations – working directly for the President - at Cambridge Associates, the world’s largest global investment advisory firm to not for profit organizations. Alex also has experience in public service having worked at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation and on Capitol Hill in Washington DC for a Minnesota Congressman.
Alex earned a Certificate of Public Management from Stanford University. And was a Rising Fellow at the Hoover Institution, a world renowned public policy think tank. He graduated with Honors from American University with both an Economic Theory and International Development degree and he earned an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business with a focus on Social Entrepreneurship.
Alex loves the ocean and is a certified open water diver. He has served as a Board Fellow at California’s Monterey Bay Aquarium. Alex is on the Board of Peruvian Partners, a nonprofit established to connect North Americans with Peruvian families that live in abject poverty.
Alex lives in Phoenix, Arizona and is happily married to his wife, Maria-Paz, who has the most important job in the world, raising their two beautiful children.