A graduate of The University of Houston, Alan moved to California in 1977 to join Oracle Corporation as VP of US Sales for an international help desk company from ’91 until ’96. He then joined the newly formed JavaSoft division of Sun Microsystems as Vice President of World Wide Sales. After retiring in 2001, Alan immersed himself in volunteer work with a variety of non-profits, living in South Korea, Zambia, and Liberia. In 2013, he settled in Austin, serving with C12 Group as the Austin Chairman and CEO/Owner Peer Advisor.