Alex Abelin is the Co-Founder and CEO of LiquidTalent, a new generation job platform modernizing the way professionals discover, connect and work together.. Prior to starting LiquidTalent, Alex worked for Google for over 7 years (2005 to 2013) as External Affairs Manager. His duties included building relationships with government officials, managing an investment fund for nonprofit entities, acting as the intermediary between external membership organizations and local schools, and producing Google focused seminars and events for key stakeholders. Alex served as the chief architect in developing eight Google sponsored outdoor WiFi networks; the most notable being the Chelsea CIC WiFi network, the largest contiguous NYC WiFi network ever created. Alex loves San Diego, New York and his alma mater, UC Berkeley and the Haas School of Business. Alex is a committed optimist.