As a Consultant, Alex helps organizations navigate and sustain complex change. Prior to his work at Kotter, Alex worked with organizations in a legal capacity and as a consultant in areas of negotiations, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, and regulatory compliance. As an advocate in the International Justice Mission’s Office of the General Counsel, Alex researches issues of modern-day slavery and human trafficking. Alex graduated from St. Norbert College with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and is a Juris Doctor from Valparaiso University School of Law.
Alex is based out of the Cambridge, MA office.
Why did you decide to work at Kotter?
For me, thinking about change and acting on change had been two vastly different and challenging concepts. Change has always brought forth a sense of excitement; however, acting on that change consistently presented barriers. Kotter seeks to bridge those concepts and navigate complex organizational change successfully with the help of its enormously talented team.
What challenges do you most enjoy helping your clients solve?
Challenges seemingly always present themselves to clients, but the ones I most enjoy are those lacking any precedent. The opportunity to achieve the impossible and navigate never before chartered waters is both overwhelmingly complex and immensely gratifying to me.
What in your background helps you in this job?
My background in law has given me the skills to view matters at a high level while simultaneously deconstructing issues to their fundamental core. In doing this, I am able to present cohesive solutions that balance immediate focused needs with strategies to navigate potential future barriers.
What’s got you thinking right now?
In the past few years, I have been diving deep into the study of neurolaw: the intersection of the neurology and legal studies. As an emerging field, there have been significant criticisms from both areas of study regarding long-term application consequences if misappropriated – either maliciously or unintentionally.
Share something about you that would most surprise people.
In a previous life, I was an artist trained by one of the remaining fine arts old masters. No, you won’t be able to find a “Kaminski original” at any museum -let alone hanging in a coffee shop – but on a quiet Saturday night you might be surprised to find me in my home putting charcoal to paper.