Alex Funkhouser was CEO of his first company at the age of five, when he sold his father's organically grown vegetables door to door. In 1980, he wrote his first lines of code on a TRS-80. At 15, he bought a 1966 Ford Mustang GT with the funds from his second company, a lawn-care business. In 2005, Funkhouser opened his fifth business, Sherlock Technology Staffing & Recruiting, opening up international recruitment call centers across the world to help companies around the globe. Funkhouser is a headlining speaker throughout South Florida and has moderated international forums such as the Staffing Industry Executive Forum. His companies have consulted with many top international companies, including local heavy weights Carnival Corp., Office Depot and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. From college to present, Funkhouser has consistently won awards for his entrepreneurial leanings, including "Entrepreneur of the Year, State of Missouri". He was awarded the “Beauty and the Beast award by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for contributions to the community and the foundation. He serves as Chairman of Business Advisory Board of the Academy of Information Technology www.AOIT.org in Miami-Dade County school system, part of the National Academy Foundation www.naf.org. Mr. Funkhouser earned an International MBA from Nyenrode University, The Netherlands School of Business, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Washington University. Mr. Funkhouser is fluent in Spanish, and speaks some Dutch. Mr. Funkhouser's current goal is to build this fifth company to become a highly attractive candidate for corporate acquisition. As a partner in The Silverlight Group, his sixth company, Mr. Funkhouser teams with Mr. David Silverlight to deliver cutting edge Microsoft Silverlight products, consulting, and education. Regarding Mr. Funkhouser's business philosophy, he believes in: “Knowing who is best at what, and knowing who needs the best!”
I.T. Staffing and Recruiting, Community Building, Leadership, Consulting, Project Development, International Call Centers; South Florida, San Jose CR, and Amsterdam cultural appreciation.
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