Alex Tepper is the Founder and Head of Corporate and Business Development at Avitas Systems, a GE Venture. Prior to founding Avitas Systems, he was a Managing Director in GE’s Ventures division, where he spent time leading venture capital deals and commercial incubations related to robotics and other disruptive technologies. Prior to joining GE Ventures, Alex was Global Director of Innovation where he worked across all GE businesses to design and bring to market breakthrough products and new business models. Before joining GE, Alex was at American Express where he was a senior executive in the consumer card division, leading marketing, new product development, and at the time, the Strategy and Innovation group. He also spent a year at a non-profit advising entrepreneurs in the developing world, building on well over a decade of experience as a software engineer and strategy consultant. Alex has a Bachelor’s Degree from Cornell University.