Alex started as a volunteer EMT in high school, and eventually worked toward a paid position as a Paramedic in New York City’s 911 system. He worked as a Paramedic on nights and weekends while studying for his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in finance. He experienced first-hand the devastation and chaos that can take or profoundly alter people’s lives as a First Responder to the 9/11 attacks in lower Manhattan, and this stimulated his passion for providing medical care.
After receiving his MBA in Finance and International Business, Alex went to work in the finance department at a national ambulance company where he discovered a void in the market for quality on-site medical services provided at events. Shortly after, he founded ParaDocs Worldwide Inc., an events medical company that focuses on large scale events and venues. The company has since grown to 12 full-time employees, and over 2,800 seasonal workers operating in 32 states and a few other countries.
ParaDocs has been featured in articles by The Wall Street Journal, Crain’s, The New York Times, CBS, Cheddar, and others. It has won numerous awards including Inc 5000 Fastest Growing Companies 2018, Forbes Best Startup Employers 2020, and Crain’s Most Notable in Healthcare 2020. Its clientele includes: The Met Gala, The Presidential Inauguration, The Grammys, NYFW, The Victoria Secret Fashion Show, most music festivals in the U.S., and many stadiums.
Alex was inducted into Crain’s 40 Under 40 in 2020, was awarded the Empire Whole Health Hero Award in 2021, and was selected to be part of the Mayor’s Committee for the Safe Reopening of NYC Post Pandemic. In addition to his work on the committee, Alex helped to manage the largest vaccination site in the country and donated over 200,000 masks to local hospitals and First Responders. Alex continues to work as a Paramedic, holds a Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma, is a Certified EMS Lab Instructor, is certified in TCCC and the Incident Command System, and is often a guest lecturer at the NYU School of Professional Studies.