Alex has been a managing member of First Priority Group since 2014 and became CEO in January of 2017. He brings more than 30 years of diversified financial and operational experience to the Company. Prior to joining FP Group, he helped launch and build Seven Stars Entertainment and Media, a Beijing based global entertainment conglomerate. In addition, he was a Director of Content Media Plc, an international media production and distribution company.
Alex spent the first 20 years of his career on Wall Street, first in retail brokerage and investment banking, then owning and operating a hedge fund and private equity trading and advisory firm. Alex is a graduate of Hofstra University in New York, with a BS degree in Business Administration.
An EMT since 1983, Mr. Philips has spent most of his career in the EMS and emergency vehicle industries. He is well known for engaging broadly with ambulance design, construction, sales, and fleet account management across public safety and health care segments.
At FPG he is responsible for all sales and marketing, product line and brand growth, business development and strategies, supply chain and process optimization, and industry relations.
Mr. Philips has previously served in advancing roles for leading ambulance and fire truck manufacturers and medical transport companies. Most recently, he served as VP – Fleet Resources for AMR (amr.net) managing all aspects of fleet procurement and maintenance for their 7,500 + vehicles deployed nationwide. He also held several domestic and international sales management positions with Wheeled Coach (now NYSE: REVG) and with Pierce, Medtec, and Oshkosh (NYSE: OSK). Early in his career Philips was Chief of EMS in Harrison, New York, and served as VP of the Westchester County EMS Council. He also served as a Disaster Action Team Captain with the American Red Cross. Philips holds a BA in Urban & Public Affairs from Rollins College.