Al comes from an entrepreneurial background, having built a number of successful startups. His formal education in law and finance give him the background needed to provide cutting-edge business and strategic advice.
MBA in finance from the Schulich School of Business in Toronto, Canada. Experience with drafting documents as part of funding rounds for early-stage companies.
JD from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, Canada. Experience with contract negotiations, contract drafting and intellectual property law.
Founder of a number of tech startups. A decade of experience as a programmer and full-stack developer.
Examples of past and recent employment and projects.
Employment at a large global law firm subsequent to graduation from Osgoode Hall Law School. Considerable work spent drafting contracts, assisting with contract negotiations, drafting and revising provisional patent applications and providing general business and strategic advice to startup and early-stage companies.
Founding a high-tech e-commerce startup. Considerable work spent on: coding methods for utilizing distributor drop-ship and e-commerce channel APIs; negotiating favorable terms with suppliers; search engine optimization; building management applications for automated system in order to outsource order management and RMA processes overseas.
10 years' experience as a freelance web developer. Considerable work spent on: developing custom solutions for clients; working on both frontend and backend content management systems; coding in a variety of open source and proprietary languages and frameworks (considerable experience in PHP and Ruby/Rails).
Developing an efficient process for posting ads to popular online classifieds service. Considerable work spent on: designing an easy-to-use backend system; optimizing process of customer acquisition; executing recurring revenue model.
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