David Alexander

      Operating Partner, Board Member, Hansons

      Consumer (Products & Services)

      Experience

      David Alexander has served in executive positions for large corporations for over 30 years. At the age of 30, he became Vice President of Transportation and Distribution for Best Catalog Stores a multi-billion- dollar retailer based in Richmond, VA. In 1993, he was named SVP Distribution and Transportation for Checker, Shucks and Kragen Auto Parts in Phoenix, AZ and in 1995 joined Family Dollar stores in Charlotte, NC as Senior Vice President of Distribution and Transportation. Over the next five years his responsibilities were expanded beyond supply chain to include merchandise planning and forecasting, real estate, construction and new store opening. In 2000, at the age of 43, he was named Family Dollar’s Chief Operating Officer and in 2003 also named its President. During this time, Family Dollar added roughly 500 stores per year and was named to both the S&P 500 and Fortune 500. In 2005, he accepted the position of Chairman, President and CEO of Portrait Corporation of America, the world’s largest portrait studio chain and the operator of over 2000 Wal Mart Portrait Studios in North America, Europe and the Caribbean. From 2008 through 2012, he served as President and CEO of Citi Trends, a 600- store apparel retailer. From 2012 through September 2018, David served as President and CEO of TruGreen, the worlds largest lawn care provider with over 14,000 associates and 2.5 million customers. Based on the turnaround of TruGreen David was named the 2017 E&Y Southeast Entrepreneur of the year for retail and consumer.

      Education

      David is a business graduate of East Tennessee State University.

      Board Affiliations

      David serves on the Board of Hansons.