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Alex Norman

Entrepreneur • Advisor Toronto, Canada Area, CA

CEO and founder, Homesav and Member, Board of Directors, Locus Investment Group. Wharton grad. McGill grad.

CEO and founder, Homesav and Member, Board of Directors, Locus Investment Group. Wharton grad. McGill grad.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing
  • Product
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
Immediately

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising
  • • Marketing
  • • Product

Involved In

Founder

Albert
Homesav
Alex Norman Collectibles

Advisor

Venture for Canada

Positions

Co-Founder Albert June 2015 - present
Co-Organizer Toronto Tech Meetup October 2014 - present
Advisor Venture for Canada June 2014 - present
Adviser to Various Toronto Area Technology Start-ups Private April 2014 - present
Member, Board of Directors Locus Investment Group May 2007 - present
CEO and founder Homesav March 2010 - April 2014
Engagement Manager McKinsey & Company October 2005 - January 2010
Summer Associate McKinsey & Company June 2004 - August 2004
Head of Business and Product Development Simply Business January 2001 - July 2003
Manager Product Development - Cruises, hotels and travel packages Savvio, Inc. May 2000 - December 2000
Associate, Business Development TradeOut Limited November 1999 - May 2000
Investment Banking Analyst, Technology Mergers & Acquisition Group Lehman Brothers December 1997 - November 1999
Founder Alex Norman Collectibles January 1989 - May 1997

Education

University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School Marketing 2003 - 2005
McGill University Finance and Management Information Systems 1993 - 1997

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Engineering
Markets of Interest
  • • Commerce
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Financial Services
  • • Local
  • • Mobile
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Smart Home
  • • Travel

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Valuation • Private equity • Business planning • Business Strategy • Entrepreneurship

Key Accomplishments

I am a passionate product person that loves to build and find ways to get products into the right persons hand. I have helped build start-ups in the travel, commercial finance and ecommerce fields

How I like to work with people
As an Advisor

Like to be informed of questions and data before hand so when we meet we can have a constructive solution based meeting

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Ilan Danjoux
They're my friends  •  Visiting Professor, University of Calgary. Previously Visiting Scholar, University of Western Ontario. Queen's grad. York grad.
He is task oriented with an attention to detail. Alex successfully launched and sold an online startup.
Amnon Fisch
We worked together  •  Former CEO and Founder, HomeSav, LeapPay & Mavencare. Wharton grad.
Alex has the ability to see the vision while worrying about the details that make a successful entrepreneur. His day-to-day expertise is in ... product development, marketing and leading the team. As my co-founder at HomeSav he contributed in all those areas in a rapid iterative process that enabled us to quickly get to product market fit without blowing a ton of money. His ability to listen, communicate and lead enabled us to recruit, build and empower a winning team.
David Yeh
They're my school
Alex is the smartest guy in my circle of professionals. Even in environments like Wharton or investment banking, Alex was seen as the smart ... guy in the room. He has the rare blend of analytic, abstract, and practical intelligence. These brains plus his "never say die" work ethic and strong character makes him my first choice to be my business cofounder (if I leave my current job as a Presidential appointee).

Ilan Danjoux
They're my friends  •  Visiting Professor, University of Calgary. Previously Visiting Scholar, University of Western Ontario. Queen's grad. York grad.
Illan has the drive to make his vision reality. He is very outgoing and people want to help him succed