Alan M. Shafer
Ret. IBM Executive

Alan M. Shafer

Mr. Shafer has over 32 years of experience in high-tech sales and marketing. His IBM career took him from being #1 Sales Representative in the country (out of 8,500 sales professionals) to being the Director of Marketing and Chief Merchandising Executive for IBM's Personal Computer division. Responsible for key marketing campaigns, Alan introduced the IBM ThinkPad and IBM Aptiva products into the North American retail market, as well as the establishment of IBM's Consumer Division generating $2.3 billion in revenue within three years of operations.

Alan founded Alliant Marketing Solutions to help bring new companies and their products to market. Alan was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer and continues in that role to this day. He serves as Chief Operating Officer of Intelligent Business Systems Group, a publicly held software company which developed cloud computing and e-Commerce applications for the small to mid-sized business (SMB) community.

He is Executive Director of the National Association of Entrepreneurs, and is a member of the National Business Incubator Association as well as the Florida Business Incubator Association. He was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the Gift of Life International, a Central Florida organization which fosters the bringing in of children with heart disease from around the world to be treated at Nemours Children's Hospital in Lake Nona, Florida.

He is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Connecticut with degrees in Psychology and Mathematics, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He holds a Masters of Business Administration in Marketing from IBM's Business Management School. He is a member of the United States Masons and Rotary International, and is listed in the Global Who's Who Registry of Executives, Professionals, and Entrepreneurs.

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