2007 Founder’s Award Recipient

Alexander L. Cappello

Chairman & CEO, Cappello Group Inc.

Alexander L. Cappello is the Chairman and CEO of Cappello Group, Inc./Cappello Capital Corp. – Member NASD-SIPC, a global merchant banking firm specializing in Strategic Advisory Services, Mergers & Acquisitions and Finance. The firm has been active in over 40 countries, with principals who have completed in excess of $50 billion in transactions.

In addition to being a member of the USC Board of Trustees and past President of the USC Alumni Association’s Board of Governors, Mr. Cappello is the only two term International Chairman of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).  YPO honored Alex by naming one of its most prestigious global recognition awards the “Alexander L. Cappello Annual Award” presented at its Global Leadership Conference. Alex’s current and past board memberships include: ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI),Board member of California Republic Bank, RAND Corporation (Center for Middle East Public Policy – CMEPP), RAND Corporation (Russia Forum), The Pacific Council, and Jordan River Foundation; Chairman of Inter-tel (NASDAQ), Chairman of Intelligent Energy plc., Chairman of Geothermal Resources International, and Chairman of Advanced Biotherapy, Inc.; Board member of Koo Koo Roo, Inc. (NASDAQ), CytRx Corp. (NASDAQ), and Genius Products, Inc. (NASDAQ); Chairman of Catholic Big Brothers and Sisters, Board member of Friends of Florence (Italy), Fraternity of Friends of the Music Center, Friends of the Cultural Preservation, and the Regency Club.