(Current Member) CEO at Nielsen-Kellerman
Alix James‘s first job with Nielsen-Kellerman was soldering Cox Box boards in the Kellerman basement as a senior in high school (founder Richard Kellerman is her step-father). Since her soldering rarely met co-founder Paul Nielsen’s standards, she headed off to Yale University where she studied English, Economics and rowing, winning the Sprints on the Varsity Crew and participating in development and selection camps as a sculler. Penn Law School, marriage and a move to the West Coast intervened in her rowing career.
After practicing law in California for three years, she opted for motherhood and rejoined NK as General Counsel and Marketing Manager. In small companies, you wear a lot of hats! Twenty years later, Alix has worked in almost every department at NK and led many facets of the company’s growth and is now the CEO. When she’s not working or traveling for NK, she can be found at home with her two teenage boys and four dogs, rowing her single or various team boats at Vesper, or on the back of one of her two horses trying to master the intricacies of dressage.