Mr. Alexander has over 33 years experience in retailing and its supply chain, the past 27 years as founder, President and CEO of R.B. Alexander & Co., Ltd. Founded in 1974, R.B. Alexander & Co. designed, sold, sourced and merchandised promotional and moderate price point footwear for both retailers and branded wholesalers. The Company also maintained warehouse replenishment inventories of private label merchandise and offered full warehousing and distribution services customized to clients needs. The company sourced merchandise from Italy, Spain, Portugal, Brazil and the Pacific Rim nations of China, Indonesia, Korea, Taiwan and Thailand. Alexander’s clients included Belk, Spiegel, Arizona Mail Order, Hamrick, Cato, American Eagle Outfitters, Elder Beerman, Federated Department Stores, Mercantile Stores Co., Peebles Department Stores, Pic ‘N Pay, Rack Room Shoes, Troutman’s Emporium, Deichmann-Schuhe (Germany), Frederick Atkins Group, C.R. Anthony, Stage Stores, Dillard’s, Shoe Show, Shoe Department, Shoe Carnival, B.C. Moore, Florsheim, Wolverine, and Brown Group. Alexander also formed a practice devoted to merchandising, private label program creation, sourcing of private label products and advisory services to retailers and foreign factories. Clients included Pic ‘N Pay, Bank of America, Brown Shoe, The Pan Group and others. Mr. Alexander previously served in merchandising and buying positions with Cato Corporation and Consolidated Shoe Co. Mr. Alexander is Vice Chairman of the Advisory Board of Branch Banking & Trust Co. (BB&T).