Les Alexander

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Les Alexander joined J. S. Held in January of 2023 as part of J.S. Held’s acquisition of AEA Group.

Mr. Alexander was the CEO and Chairman of AEA Group. He is a former partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and former southeastern practice leader of one of its legacy firm's consulting practices. Mr. Alexander has practiced for more than three decades performing audit, tax and consulting services.

Throughout his career, Mr. Alexander has advised governing bodies, committees and senior management on their role in risk management and oversight activities of companies.

His clients have included publicly-traded companies, privately-held companies, governmental entities and tax-exempt entities. He has advised governing bodies overseeing companies in the start-up/growth, mature and restructuring phases of operational development. He has performed these services for governing bodies overseeing companies operating in a variety of industries.

Further, Mr. Alexander has been appointed Trustee of both Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Estates, where he made solvency determinations, pursued recoveries (including adversary proceedings in Federal and State courts) and performed the routine duties of both a Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee. Creditors and Trustees have engaged Mr. Alexander to review financial feasibility of plans of reorganization, investigate insider transactions, value businesses and to evaluate loan collateral.

Mr. Alexander has served as a lead advisor for various financial institutions in connection with their underwriting and credit/investment evaluation activities. In addition, Mr. Alexander has conducted auctions and assisted others in evaluating competitive bids received in auction.

Professional Affiliations / Memberships / Licenses / Training

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV)
  • Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)