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Alex Sharpe

Managing Director at Sharpe42

Mr. Sharpe is a long-time (+30 years) Cybersecurity, Governance, and Digital Transformation expert with real-world operational experience. Mr. Sharpe has run business units and has influenced national policy. He has spent much of his career helping corporations and government agencies create value while mitigating cyber risk. This provides him a pragmatic understanding of the delicate balance between Business realities, Cybersecurity, and Operational Effectiveness. He began his career at NSA moving into the Management Consulting ranks building practices at Booz Allen and KPMG. He subsequently co-founded two firms with successful exits including the Hackett Group. He has participated in over 20 M&A transactions. He has delivered to clients in over 20 countries on 6 continents.

Mr. Sharpe holds degrees in Electrical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Technical Management from Johns Hopkins University (JHU), and Business from Columbia Business School.

Mr. Sharpe regularly writes, teaches, and speaks. Appearances have included the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), Harvard Law School's Forum on Corporate Governance, Johns Hopkins University (JHU), FBI, InfraGard, the National Cryptologic School (NCS), GSX, Risk World, and the University of Economics and Business.

He serves on industry forums and pays it forward as a mentor at an incubator.