Alex Drost

Alex Drost

Alex Drost is a growth-minded consultant with a proven track record of success in driving innovation, leading strategic initiatives, and championing tactical execution. He has nearly two decades of entrepreneurial experience and continually demonstrates his ability to navigate dynamic business environments. He is adept at managing complex projects, simplifying core objectives, and motivating teams to achieve their best work.

Beginning his career in financial services, Alex most recently served as Vice President of Middle-Market Investment Banking with Cascade Partners. With 10+ years of M&A and private capital markets experience, he has successfully led capital raise, buy-side, and sell-side transactions in various industries, including consumer-facing healthcare, multi-site retail, manufacturing, and professional services.

As the Managing Principal of Connection Builders, Alex consults with middle-market advisory services firms on setting and attaining strategic initiatives to unlock growth potential and maximize value creation opportunities. His work includes strategic planning, retreat facilitation, and growth enablement services.

As a recognized middle-market expert, Alex has served as a Board Member and Strategic Advisor for the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) and an Executive Committee Member for the Great Lakes Capital Connection (GLCC). He is also an Association for Accounting Marketing (AAM) Business Development Advisory Board member.

Alex earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Northwood University, concentrating in accounting and finance. He also holds an M.S.F. from Walsh College, with an emphasis on corporate finance, and is a registered CPA in the State of Michigan.