Alexander Cappello

Mr. Alexander Cappello has led several companies over the past 42 years, including Cappello Group, Inc. a global merchant bank, whose principals have conducted over $155 billion in transactions in 50+ countries. He is or has been a Director of: The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. (NASDAQ); USC Board of Trustees; California Republic Bank (OTC); Chairman – Inter-Tel (NASDAQ); Koo Koo Roo (NASDAQ); Genius Products, Inc. (NASDAQ); Cytrx Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ); RAND Center for Global Risk and Security (CGRS); RAND Center for Middle East Public Policy (CMEPP) board and RAND Russia Forum; Caldera Medical Corp.; California Ethanol & Power; NCT Ventures; Patriot Defense Group; USC – Marshall School of Business Board of Leaders and a Trustee of the USC Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute.

He is a Board Member of the Pacific Council on International Policy (PCIP); Lifetime Member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR); Trustee/Chairman of the Investment Committee – City of Hope; Trustee – Jordan River Foundation (Amman, Jordan); Board Member – ALS TDI (Therapy Development Institute); Trustee – Marymount College in Palos Verdes; Board Member – California Council on Economic Education (CCEE).

Mr. Cappello was the only two-term International Chairman of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) (2003-2005). He is an active member of the World Presidents Organization (WPO) and Chief Executive Officers Organization (CEO).