Sr. Director - Strategy & Operations
Marc Alexander is the Senior Director of Strategy & Operations at the TD Jakes Foundation, a workforce development and community building foundation committed to building bridges to opportunity in the United States and around the world. Marc has over 30 years of leadership experience across the private, public and social sectors. Prior to this role, Marc was a corporate finance leader at Amazon, where he analyzed financial performance for the global ecommerce business. In addition, he has several years of experience in financial services and capital markets, including roles at Bank of America and ETRADE Financial, a division of Morgan Stanley. Leveraging experience in the private sector, Marc served in the public sector at Atlanta Housing and Invest Atlanta, where he structured mixed-use and mixed-income affordable housing transactions, developed programs to increase access to capital for small businesses, and managed investments to transform community & economic development in the City of Atlanta.
As a first-generation college graduate, Marc is passionate about increasing access to education and accelerating economic mobility. He spent several years working in education and philanthropy at UNCF and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where he managed a grant portfolio and structured a program-related investment program to increase bond financing for charter schools.
Marc earned a Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) in Finance from Morehouse College and a Master’s Degree (M.Ed.) in Education Finance & Social Entrepreneurship from Harvard University. Marc was also one of eighteen Americans selected a Henry Luce Scholar to live in Asia, where he worked at the Jakarta Stock Exchange in Indonesia for one year. Marc is married with two sons and active in church, social impact initiatives, and local community organizations.