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NEWaukeean of the Week

Alexander Lau

"We have an incredible foundation of local, vibrant, neighborhoods..."

By - Mar 2nd, 2015 10:28 am
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Alexander Lau

Alexander Lau

What is your job and its responsibilities?

I work at Dynamis full-time, a local high-growth SaaS company (www.dynamiscorp.com). There, I manage our Inside Sales and Client Services Team, developing new opportunities, and providing support for our partners. On the side, I recently started working with CraftFund, a local equity crowd-funding startup (www.craftfund.com). There, I am working to develop a culture of local ownership through new campaigns and new investors.

How long have you lived in Milwaukee and what brought you here?

I’ve lived here for a little over 2.5 years. I met a local entrepreneur, Andy Nunemaker, at Valparaiso University through the engineering program, and I wanted to learn from him. So I joined him at Dynamis.

How does Milwaukee vary from other cities you’ve lived in/visited?

We have an incredible foundation of local, vibrant, neighborhoods – places, with character, where you can live fruitful lives without the need to drive everywhere.

Was there a point where you decided this was the city you wanted to live in?

March 2014 – I decided I was going to live here indefinitely after realizing that putting arbitrary time frames around time spent in a city limited the depth of my relationship with it and its people.

What is the one thing you’d like to change about Milwaukee?

This is going to be an unpopular answer, but I think we should drink less (alcohol). I love beer, wine, scotch, bourbon, margaritas, you call it… but in moderation. We would be a more productive, engaged, and prosperous city if we did this.

What is the perfect thing to do in Milwaukee on a Sunday afternoon?

Be active – As in, actively read a book, actively take a quality nap, actively exercise, or altogether, actively do your hobby. If you want something specific, go play tennis at the courts across from Colectivo on Lincoln Memorial.

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