Alex McPhail

President & CEO

Alex McPhail is a thought leader and multifaceted professional with a diverse and accomplished career. He has excelled in the worlds of technology, business, marketing, and literature.

For the past two decades, Alex held the position of President at the EXA Consulting Group, establishing it as the leading capture and proposal support firm in Canada. With over 25 years of experience in executive management consulting, Alex continues to provide valuable insights to numerous organizations facing complex challenges.

Prior to his role at EXA, Alex held senior marketing positions for ten years in a large multinational enterprise as well as in a small business. Alex also contributed to technological advancements, first as a software team leader for eight years, and then as founder and owner of his first company, TeraScope, which manufactured, delivered, and serviced remote-sensing satellite receiving station equipment around the world.

In literature, Alex recently wrote Win Big The EXA Way, a ground-breaking work addressing the leadership principles successful companies employ when responding to complex Request for Proposals (RFPs). As a physics undergraduate at the University of Waterloo, Alex wrote one of the world’s first textbooks that explored scientific computing using the just-released IBM PC.

In academia, Alex shared his knowledge as a former lecturer at Carleton University's Master of Public Policy and Administration program and as an instructor at the Sprott School of Business. He has also delivered countless presentations in leadership and technology.

Alex’s diverse career reflects his expertise and contributions across multiple domains, including science, business, literature, and academia. His commitment to excellence continues to inspire and guide others on their own paths of achievement and service.

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