Alexander Robart

Work History

Work History
Jan 2008 - Present

Co-Founder & CEO

dusoto
  • Launched a youth travel site with a focus on international nightlife and pitched to angel and venture investors to secure seed funding
  • Led team of 10 individuals in design, development, and marketing of service
Apr 2008 - Jul 2008

Consultant

Pacwest Consulting Partners
  • Developed strategies and processes for supplier contract sourcing and management for a global integrated oil and gas company
  • Supported 8-person firm in business growth and development of systems and processes
Sep 2007 - Mar 2008

Frankel Fellow

Frankel Commercialization Fund (pre-seed venture fund)
  • Selected as Frankel Fellow for the Frankel Commercialization Fund, a pre-seed venture investment fund, and lead Frankel participant on board of a portfolio company
  • Led due diligence team and made recommendation for a potential investment
Aug 2005 - Aug 2007

Senior Consultant

Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Played key role as founding member of team that grew in size from 5 to 30 people andgrew revenues from $1M to $10M
  • Developed a new strategic direction for the 10,000 person IT organization of a largeaerospace manufacturer
  • Evaluated the feasibility of a major IT-driven supply chain transformation initiative for
  • a large beverage manufacturer
  • Restructured a large automotive parts manufacturer through a major cost and businesstransformation that included a $100M+ reduction in IT expenditures
Aug 2004 - Jul 2005

Consultant

Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Created a new IT strategy for a large automotive manufacturer through re-negotiationof $10 billion in IT outsourcing contracts and designed due diligence process
Sep 2003 - Aug 2004

Corporate Development Associate

The Ballenger Group
  • Launched lead generation business unit focusing on personal finance as member of6-person team and grew revenues by 10%
  • Managed on-time development and release of a major software tool designed tosupport lead management operations and facilitate growth
  • Initiated business partnerships with firms to increase lead generation, participating indeal structuring, implementation, and maintenance

Education

Education
Aug 2007 - Present

MBA (2009)

Ross School School of Business, University of Michigan
  • Emphases in Entrepreneurship, Strategy, Marketing
  • 2nd place in GLEQ Statewide Business Plan Competition and semi-finalist in HBS AASU New Ventures Competition
  • Selected Director of Outreach for the Entrepreneur & Venture Club
  • Member of High-Tech, Wine and Gourmet clubs
  • GMAT: 730 (97th percentile)
Aug 2000 - May 2003

BS

  • Concentration in Economic Systems, Minor in Technology Managment & Policy
Sep 1999 - Jun 2000

  • Pursued studies in engineering before transferring after freshman year

Interest

  • Avid reader of non-fiction in areas of history, economics, technology & group behavior
  • Organized and led 26-person sailing trip through Greece costing ~$65K in July 2007
  • Launched and operated a private lawn care service with over 25 clients and $20Krevenue from 1994-1998

Summary

I am the Co-Founder and CEO of an early stage web start-up called dusoto, a youth travel site with a focus on international nightlife.  I am also an MBA candidate at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan where I am focusing my studies in Entrepreneurship, Strategy, and Marketing.  I complete my studies at the end of 2008 after which I will focus on dusoto full-time. During my time at Ross, I have been a member of the Frankel Commercialization Fund, a pre-seed venture fund, where I served as the Fund's board observer for one of its portfolio companies and led a due diligence team in assessing a potential investment. I spent three years working for Booz Allen Hamilton as an IT strategy consultant providing consulting services to Fortune 500 companies and international governments, where I helped to start an IT and technology-focused strategy group. I have deep experience with IT and technology strategy development, economic and business analyses. Prior to Booz Allen, I spent a year working for a start-up technology outsourcing firm as a corporate development associate. During my tenure there, I worked with a small team to launch a new business unit and was responsible for technology project management, including development of a lead generation management system, client management and development of strategic business partnerships and alliances.