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Alec Stern is Vice President of Strategic Innovation and Executive in Residence for the Small Business Innovation Program at Constant Contact (Nasdaq: CTCT) and a member of Constant Contact's founding team as one of the original three in an attic. His wide range of responsibilities included senior roles in strategic partnerships, channels, business development and sales. Alec is also responsible for the creation and development of Constant Contact’s channel partner programs.
Today he continues to spearhead strategic innovation, community-based entrepreneurism and vertical industry thought leadership for the company. Alec engages with hundreds of startup and small businesses annually and advises a variety of early stage companies. He serves as a judge, mentor and advisor for startup accelerators, startup schools, universities and programs including TechStars, MassChallenge, MIT Start Smart, Lean Startup Challenge, the Stevie Awards and the United Way Youth Venture. As an angel investor and limited partner in the G20 Venture Fund, Alec is an investor in a number of rising startups. He has been a featured speaker for national and regional small business, nonprofit and industry conferences, startup accelerators, colleges and universities. Alec is active on the Board of Directors, Board of Advisors or Executive Committees for organizations including The Better Business Bureau, BoardOnTrack and The ALLY Foundation. He is an appointed member of the City of Boston Neighborhood Innovation District Committee and the CityStart Boston Civic Innovation program and Boston’s Small Business Advisory Council. He holds an MBA from Northeastern University and a BS from Syracuse University.