Before striking out by himself in 2001, Alexis had a strong grounding in marketing with technology giant IBM and world-wide business services company HQ Global Workplaces (where he was Head of Marketing, Europe), and in consultancy with the IBM Consulting Group. Alongside first class training and corporate experience, these roles have also given him great opportunities to work all across Europe and the USA, and more recently across India.
Student life resulted in degrees from Loughborough and Cambridge Universities as well as a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing. Alongside this Alexis also completed a year’s academic research and a number of rugby successes, including two Blues, two rugby league Half Blues and selection for England Students.
Born in Wales, brought up in England with German grandparents and family in the USA and South Africa, Alexis has a broad cultural background and speaks fluent German and good French. Life’s rich tapestry has included living in Hamburg and Munich, building a house in Nottingham and an HIV hospice (‘Hope House’) in rural India, whilst also being a Trustee of a Children’s Charity in Brazil.
Home life in Cheltenham now includes coaching rugby to children very much at the other end of their sporting journeys to him and family camping and sailing, preferably somewhere warm.