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Alex Otanez

Alex Otanez

CEO, Shockoe

Alejandro (Alex) Otanez currently serves as the CEO for Shockoe, a mobile app agency known for introducing impactful mobile solutions that drive today’s leading brands. Shockoe is one of Virginia’s fastest growing digital companies and is featured in Inc., Forrester, Gartner, and RVA Magazine.  When not focused on Shockoe, Alex is serving on the Board for Trolley Ventures, providing capital to central Virginia's most promising early-Stage companies.

Alex has more than 10 years of experience in digital transformation and custom app development in a range of industries including consumer goods, retail, and finance. Today, Shockoe works to bridge the gap between IT, marketing, and store operations to create mobile experiences for global brands including Hy-Vee, Capital One, American Express, Walmart, Caribou Coffee, A.C. Moore, and Winn Dixie.

Alex resides in Richmond, VA with his wife Mary, daughter Emma, and their dog, Midnight. When not focused bridging the mobile gap, Alex is out fishing with Emma and Midnight, or on a new adventure with Mary.