Alex Larzelere has over 30 years of leadership experience in developing and executing programs ranging from U.S. Coast Guard operations to the development of advanced modeling and simulation capabilities for nuclear energy. This experience has been marked by success in the ability to identify problems of national significance, create a vision to address the issue, build a team to execute the vision, and then marshal the resources (people, money, time) necessary for success of these ventures. His specialties include: High Performance Computing, Advanced Modeling and Simulation, Energy Security, Program Development and Management.
Mr. Larzelere is currently the Founder and President of Larzelere & Associates LLC. This is a consulting enterprise that provides expert advice and project support in the areas of: Public-Private Partnerships; Advanced Computing and Modeling and Simulation; Technologies for Innovation and Nuclear Energy. Alex is also a Senior Fellow at the Council on Competitiveness, which is is a non-partisan leadership organization of corporate CEOs, university presidents, labor leaders and national laboratory directors committed to advancing U.S. competitiveness in the global economy and a rising standard of living for all Americans.
Alex Larzelere previously worked for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) where he served in a variety of positions. These ranged from the Co-Chair to the Advanced Computing Tech Team to the Federal Director of the Nuclear Energy Modeling and Simulation Energy Innovation Hub. Alex also was involved with the start-up of the DOE Accelerated Strategic Computing Initiative (ASCI) that was part of the U.S. response to the nuclear weapons Comprehensive Test Ban by creating unprecedented levels of modeling and simulation capabilities. Mr. Larzelere also has experiences in the private sector where he worked for SAIC as the Executive Director for Advanced Computing. Alex also founded and operated a small system engineering company known as Exagrid Engineering. Alex is a graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and served 10 years as a commissioned officer on three cutters and in three operations centers.