Alan was born and raised in South Africa where he earned a Bachelor of Accounting Science degree from the University of South Africa. Alan worked at Ernst & Young for 6 years auditing small to large publicly traded companies. He was then CFO for 10 years at Investec Property Group, a subsidiary of Investec Bank Limited. In addition to an extensive accounting background, Alan also brings with him over 18 years of experience in education having served as the Director of Finance and Operations at the Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School. Alan also volunteers his time as a member of the Executive Committee at Lower Merion Synagogue, the Treasurer of the Lower Merion Mikvah Association, and as a Trustee of the local school health benefits trust.