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Alex Athanasopoulos (MBA ’12)

Principal, Director, Investment Banking at Eight Capital

Entrepreneurship: Founding Blade Air – Success Through Schulich-Connected Partnerships

Alex has spent his entire career working with companies to help finance growth initiatives and execute on strategic opportunities. Currently a Partner, Director, Investment Banking at Eight Capital, one of Canada’s leading independent investment banks, Alex has over 8 years’ experience in the capital markets executing on a significant number of M&A and financing mandates for public and private companies across a variety of industries. In addition, Alex is on the Board of Directors of Blade Air, a company providing commercial indoor air quality solution, and works with a number of early stage companies to advise on growth and financing strategies.

Alex has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) focused in Finance, Strategic Management from York University – Schulich School of Business, a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Windsor and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder.