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Alex Forester, 32 Rising Tide Capital, COO

Alex Forester - NJBIZ 2013 40 Under 40
Alex Forester - NJBIZ 2013 40 Under 40
Michael Avaltroni, 36, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Dean, School of Pharmacy Dr. Josh Bershad, 39, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs, and Chief Medical Officer Joshua Blumenthal, 39, Rothstein Kass, Principal Daryl H. Bryant, 36, Hudson Horizons, Inc., President and CEO Kevin Bush, 38, Source4Teachers / MissionOne, President Wendy Cai-Lee, 39, East West Bank, Senior Managing Director, Head of Eastern Region Blake Chroman, 37, Jones Lang LaSalle, Senior Vice President John Cimino, 38, CHA, Inc., Vice President of Project Development Jennifer Critchley, 38, Connell Foley LLP, Partner Armando DErrico, 31, Pinnacle Development Group & N.J. Community Development Group, LLC, President and CEO Karyllan Dodson Mack, 35, K&L Gates LLP, Partner Alex Forester, 32, Rising Tide Capital, COO Tricia Gasparine, 39, Wolff & Samson PC, Member Joseph Genovesi, 34, RD Legal Funding, LLC, President Mark Giamo, 39, BDO USA, LLP, NJ Audit Managing Partner Kiran Gill, 33, PARS Environmental, Inc., President Ilya Girlya, 37, Sahara Sams Oasis, President and CEO Bryan Harkins, 37, Direct Edge, COO Bridget Hartnet, 38, Sobel & Co., LLC, Member Nichole LoPresti, 32, Tonio Burgos & Associates of New Jersey, Vice President Adam Lowy, 27, Move For Hunger, Founder and Executive Director Darren Magarro, 36, The DSM Group, President M. Courtney McCormick, 38, PSEG, General Corporate Counsel and Corporate Secretary Chad Melton, 37, HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley, CEO Steven Meyer, 39, Advisors Mortgage Group, LLC, President Denis Naughter, 38, PwC, Partner, NY Metro Health Industries Leader Mathieu Nelessen, 36, American Red Cross, Regional CEO Brian M. Nelson, 35, Archer & Greiner PC, Partner Mary ODowd, 36, New Jersey Department of Health, Commissioner Kelcy Pelger Jr., 31, Roof Diagnostics Solar, CEO Anthony Perno, 37, Coopers Ferry Partnership, CEO Kathryn Richardson, 38, Bergen Regional Medical Center, Vice President and Administrator, Long Term Care Christine Rufolo, 39, Jingoli-DCO, Project Manager Don Siglin Jr., 36, SOSH Architect, Project Architect Darren Slosberg, 39, Legacy Converting, CEO Kristi Telschow, 30, Jersey Staffing Solutions LLC, President and CEO Helen Tuttle, 39, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, Partner, Labor and Employment Group Eli Winkler, 39, Cooper University Health Care, Senior Vice President of Growth and Development Ira Zlotowitz, 38, Eastern Union Funding, Founder and President


Accomplishments: Co-founding Rising Tide Capital, which helps struggling entrepreneurs start and grow businesses in low-income communities; building the organization to a staff of 20, serving communities in four cities: Jersey City, Union City, Orange Township and Newark; developing a system to accurately measure the organization's impact.

Super Power: To engage in noninflationary money printing, and infinitely produce the resources that people and organizations need to change the world around them.

Best Business Advice: "During a meeting we had at the very beginning stages of Rising Tide Capital, a mentor told me that no one would take us seriously for the first three years, and not to take it personally, but to push on and earn trust through performance. It was great advice, and I have passed it on many times over the years."

Most Influential Role Models: "My parents. They were the ones who taught me that the purpose of life is to learn how to love. That idea is my 'North Star.'"

Essential App: "Wunderlist, a cloud-based task-management app that syncs to all my devices and allows me to instantly enter and delegate any new 'to-do' items."

Alex Forester

Rising Tide Capital
Jersey City, Hudson County

Superhero Name: The Plumber

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