Alex Berkovich currently serves as VP of Operations. In this role, Mr. Berkovich manages day-to-day operations, including oversight of the company’s portfolio. In his career, Mr. Berkovich has been a successful private investor in start-up and small-cap companies; served on the board of a public company; owned and operated multiple Texaco franchises; succeeded as a government contractor whose police and private automobile impound operation became the 2nd largest in the states of Oregon and Washington; owned and operated metal recycling plants; and succeeded as a real estate investor and portfolio manager. In 2010, Mr. Berkovich’s company began purchasing defaulted commercial mortgages from banks and financial institutions. In 2012 it became the general partner in Franklin Asset, LP, and in 2015 a member of Franklin Capital, in both of which Mr. Berkovich has continuously served as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Berkovich earned his degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.