About Alex Schmelkin is a digital entrepreneur who has been helping companies build their businesses online since 1994. He is CEO of Alexander Interactive (Ai), which he co-founded in 2002. Under his direction Ai has grown from a small web agency to a full-scale web design and engineering firm. He had previously co-founded and grew another web design firm that was acquired by Avatar Technology. Schmelkin regularly speaks at technology conferences and trade shows and is quoted in the national business and trade press. Schmelkin also serves on the Board of Directors for United Stationers (NASDAQ:USTR), a leading wholesale distributor of business products with 2012 net sales of $5.1 billion.