Alex Levi has spent her entire career helping people. It is her calling, and one of her greatest joys in life. Whether she is helping fellow entrepreneurs build and sustain profitable businesses, or offering individuals sound, straight forward advice, Alex has made it her business to help others create and preserve wealth. She envisioned Element, an advisory business, as a response to the product and proprietary driven environment that existed in the financial services industry. Her ability to communicate clearly and directly, and deliver even the most sophisticated strategies in a manner that clients understand and embrace, has become a hallmark of the firm.
At the age of twenty-one, Alex launched her first business, developing financial and tax strategies for individuals and businesses. This is where her specialization in entertainment, film, fashion and the arts began, and continues today at Element. Eight years after meeting the challenge of building a thriving practice, a client convinced Alex to join his premier modeling agency headquartered in New York as CFO, where she led its expansion into London, Cape Town and South Beach. Later, she became Vice President of Entertainment at a communications firm, leading both the creative and management teams. Under her direction, they successfully developed and marketed a custom animated character to both a leading multi-national retailer and a media distributor. After six years helping these two business owners attain the highest level of success, her entrepreneurial instinct and drive to help others achieve the same success led to the founding of Element Financial Group.
Alex is an advocate for equal pay and career opportunities for women. As such, she has been actively involved in the New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT) organization for over a decade. She currently Chairs the NYWIFT Advisory Board, and formerly served as Board President. Alex is also passionate about improving the educational experience for children in public schools. She currently serves as Co-President of the Parent Teacher Association for PS11, a NYC public school, and joined the conversation in both the Think It Up campaign currently running on television and the XQ, Super School Project.
Alex is a sought-after speaker, often addressing women’s professional groups, attorneys, accountants, and others on a range of topics including financial matters, the importance of client/business development and leadership skills. Alex was recently included in the “This is 50” segment on The Today Show, and has been published in a variety of magazines.
A first generation American, Alex was born and raised in New York City. She, her husband Howard, and son Jameson live in Chelsea, and she is the proud step-mother to Carleigh, a rock musician, and Sami, a NCAA National Champion athlete and recent college graduate. Whether traveling to see Sami and the OSU Women's Rowing team race, watching Carleigh perform her newest single, giving a standing ovation at Jameson’s 2nd grade play or having a not so quiet day with everyone at home, her family brings her the greatest joy.
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