Chairman of the Board and CEO
In dual roles as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Boost Capital, Mr. Glazer ensures full alignment of the company’s strategic and financial resources. Although he oversees all aspects of the company’s financial and business strategies, Mr. Glazer focuses specifically on management of banking and capital resources, finance strategy, strategic investment and acquisition, and international growth.
Prior to Boost Capital, Mr. Glazer led the growth of BFS Capital (BFS), Boost’s parent company in the U.S., since 2002. Having earlier transformed 4SmallBusiness.com, a small business portal of which he was CEO, into a specialty finance company, he brought on institutional equity partners in 2008 to strengthen the balance sheet and grow the company. Today, BFS is a leading provider of business financing solutions in the U.S., and has expanded into the UK and Canada.
Bringing more than 26 years of leadership experience in both distribution and financial services to his executive role at Boost Capital, Mr. Glazer is a recognized thought leader in the specialty finance arena, and frequently sought out as a guest speaker on executive panels at the Wharton School of Business and various other SME-related roundtables.
He is a magna cum laude graduate in accounting from Binghamton University.
As President, Mr. Marrache oversees operations, business development, customer experience, information technology, and human resources. With over 25 years of leadership experience, he is regarded as an expert in business transformation, sales, change management, and technology strategy.
Before joining Boost Capital, Mr. Marrache was a Principal at Riverdrive Consulting, a management consulting firm, where he advised companies on business process, operational excellence, go-to-market strategy, and information systems. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President of Global Enterprise Solutions at CGS, where he led a global team of over 250 professionals that designed, developed, marketed and delivered Strategic Consulting and IT Outsourcing solutions to Fortune 100 accounts.
Mr. Marrache has a BS in Computer Science from COFI, Paris, France.
As Managing Director, Alex has overall responsibility for providing strategic direction and leading the development of Boost Capital.
Alex is a seasoned leader with more than 10 years of experience in business development, marketing and product management, with an extensive education in business at the highest levels (MBA, BSc Business). Prior to joining Boost Capital, Alex held leadership responsibility for the development and growth of one of the key product lines in American Express, the Small Business Card portfolio. During this role, Alex worked across American Express’ European, Asia-Pacific, and LAC (Latin America and Caribbean) regions, and spent time living in New York.
Alex has an in-depth appreciation of the needs of small business owners, and has launched a range of compelling and innovative products and digital capabilities that meet these unique needs. In addition, he has devised and implemented successful acquisition and portfolio management strategies to drive transformational growth.
Alex has demonstrated a strong ability to build credible, trusted and long-lasting relationships with prospective and existing partners, and a proven ability to implement change and grow businesses.
Director of Sales & Marketing
Willem is responsible for managing both customer acquisition and retention efforts and driving the marketing strategy for Boost Capital. With a tremendous funding gap for SME’s across the UK, Willem is committed to sharing the Boost Capital story with SME’s nationwide and providing financial solutions to help them grow.
With more than a decade’s experience working with organisations of varying sizes and industries including SMEs and early stage ventures in the hospitality and technology sectors as well as with significant companies such as Bupa, bmi airline and Netherlands Board of Tourism, Willem understands the importance of capital accessibility and is dedicated to helping SMEs secure the funding they need to grow.
Willem has a degree in Social Policy from the University of Bristol.