Brent Alexander is a Managing Director for RBC Commercial Financial Services. Based in Calgary, his portfolio comprises Professional Services and the Public Sector, whose breadth of operations include accounting, legal, engineering and consulting services; as well as Public Sector, from Alberta Health Services, to municipalities and school boards throughout Alberta, with a concentration of those clients in Southern Alberta.
Brent earned his Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada in 1988 and completed his Masters in Business Administration at the Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada. Having joined RBC in 1994, Brent held various positions in British Columbia prior to returning to Alberta in 2006.
Brent is extremely active outside of work with various boards. He has been involved with the United Way on the Leadership Giving Cabinet from 2008-2013. He also was a member of the board of the Calgary Parking Authority and was active in various sub committees. He is also currently a Governor on the Board for the venerable Alberta Real Estate Foundation and president of Families Matter – working to make all families stronger – and West Hillhurst Community Association. Previously he was also a board member of the newly established cSPACE, an organization tasked with developing affordable housing for artists and collaborative cross pollinating work space. He has also chaired the Affordable Housing Committee at Hillhurst United Church and had been the #1 Individual Fundraiser for Betty’s Run for ALS for four years as well as the top fundraiser for Kids Help Phone Line Walk-a-thon from 1996-2000. From 2004-2007 he was an active board member with St James Community Service Society (and Foundation), in Vancouver – the second largest not-for-profit provider of supportive housing for those with a mental illness in Western Canada along with seven other programs from emergency youth shelter and a Women’s and Children’s Shelter. He was their Acting President prior to returning to Calgary. From 1991-1993 he was the Co-Executive Director of L.E.A.D.E.R. Project (Leading Education and Development in Emerging Regions),based out of London, Ontario, focused primarily on leading edge non-profit delivery of western economic and business skills in five former Soviet Republics.
Apart from volunteer and community work, Brent loves to ski, rollerblade, read, cook, undertake home renovations, swim and most importantly – raise his two sons with his husband Hugh.