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Jun 18, 2020
Virtual Meeting - Alan Shafer
Federally Registered Opportunity Zones

Known for his ability to quickly assess sales and marketing lines of attack, Alan has a track record of helping companies achieve rapid growth in highly competitive markets. Degrees in Mathematics and Psychology from the University of Connecticut provided him the tools to assess the relationship between consumer mindsets and sales performance. Alan’s foundation was built upon significantly

through his next level of study that earned him an MBA, Marketing Strategy degree from IBM Business Management School. A distinguished 28-year career in sales and marketing with IBM, culminating in his appointment as Director of Marketing and Chief Merchandising Executive, had many highlights, including taking the personal computer division to the retail market and growing it into a $2.3 billion line of business in just three years.

Alan founded Alliant Marketing Solutions as the next platform from which he could assist other companies in their quest to achieve managed and sustained growth. Through his wealth of experience and critical thinking skills, Alan has consulted and mentored numerous start-up ventures and existing businesses on their path to success. Serving in the role of Chief Operations Officer with Intelligent Business Systems Group, Alan helped grow the company from $1 million to $30 million in two years. He has served as Executive Director of the National Association of Entrepreneurs since May of 2012. He is a Mentor to the University of Central Florida’s Business Incubator Program as well as to the University of Florida’s Startup Quest Project. He is also a Co-Organizer of the Kauffman Foundation’s 1 Million Cups Orlando hosted at Rollins College.

The commitment to excellence and team of highly accomplished innovators within Alliant Marketing’s partners and clients has enabled him to achieve a business sustainability record of 78% successful launches, versus the national Entrepreneurial track record of 82% failures. His experience, expertise and skill set range across numerous industries and markets. In his executive role within his client organizations, Alan is able to share his depth of experience in growing companies to the next level and leveraging his network of business owners, former colleagues, and a host of business leader contacts to provide his clients with a higher opportunity of success than otherwise achievable.