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Meet the Program Developer

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Alex’s Inspirational Message:

No matter your background, the learning curve is long and large in the corporate world coming from college and the impediments to success are ever-growing.

My goal is to take my experiences and mseum like curation of best practices to help you avoid the pitfalls, sidestep the frequent missteps. leverage compounding and safeguard success. 

Work Experiences:
How It All Coalesces to Benefit You:

Bright Horizons

At the largest Education & Care company, Alex gets exposure to how employers upskill, educate and care for their employees' families. 


The world's foremost Talent & Benefits Consulting firm means Alex knows how talent is evaluated and rewarded, and means he knows what a competitive benefits package looks like. 


In the Recruiting space, Alex ran the Top Leaders in Technology award, getting to know over 75 Talent Acquisition leaders and how they think about hiring talent. 


Alex's rise at then number 1 tech provider, Oracle HCM, means he knows Applicant Tacking Software and how it can be set up to make applying for, and getting, a job online a tall task. 

Alex Dripchak, CEO,

Commence Program Leader

Alex's experiences include being a Senior Advisor at Mercer where through his proactive approach, client-centric mindset and fastidiousness he had become one of the Top 10 producers at Mercer.

Prior to joining Mercer, Alex spent over 4 years at Oracle in their HR software practice where he was consistently recognized as one of the top producers nationally. Alex was the first person in Oracle’s 40 year history and 140,000 employee population to become a regional sales manager and outside field sales account manager by the age of 25.

During his college years Alex spent three summers working for various divisions of the advertising & media conglomerate, Omnicom.

Alex has been trained in selling techniques such as Sandler, Costigan Methods and Miller Heiman. Additionally, Alex is an avid reader and has spent the last 4 years learning & teaching techniques from over 125 noted authors including Clear, Kwik, Manson, Carnegie, Foer, Holiday, Greene, Ferrazzi, Van Edwards and more.

Alex is a published author. His book: 100 Skills of the Successful Sales Professional: your guidebook to establishing & elevating your career has been published by Business Expert Press and featured in many award-winning podcasts including The Sales Evangelist and Negotiate Anything. He has also been published in Harvard Business Review, CEO World, Real Leaders Magazine, Destination CRM, and several other leading business publications. 

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David’s Inspirational Message:

As you begin your journey towards financial independence, there are 2 lessons that I want to share with you based upon my learnings and experiences over the past 4 decades. 

First, financial planning and preparedness, much like life, is a marathon and not a sprint. Be prepared for the unexpected, however, it is important not to lose sight of your ultimate goals.

The other lesson I learned early in my career that was very helpful to me was advice my manager gave me to "Get Ahead, Stay Ahead". The earlier you begin financial planning, the more likely you are to achieve your objectives. 

By practicing these 2 simple ideas, you will launch yourself towards financial independence. I am excited to help you reach your goals. 

David Dripchak, Evaluator,

Financial Wellness Co-Lead

David recently retired as the North American Chief Financial Officer for Philips after a long and distinguished career in which he served in various capacities including regional CFO for both the Consumer Products and Lighting Divisions.


He is a Certified Public Accountant and has developed a boutique financial consulting practice providing services to both corporate clients and high net worth individuals. 

David develops financial wellness materials for Commence course graduates to ensure they are well versed in developing a financial plan personalized to their individual needs. This includes savings and investment vehicles designed to maximize earnings, tax efficiency, and grow wealth to place them on a path towards financial stability and independence. 

Meet the Team
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