Managing Director, Beer Hawk
AB InBev / ZX Ventures
Alex Nelson is the Managing Director of Beer Hawk, the leading craft beer omnichannel retailer in the UK and a portfolio company of AB InBev’s growth and innovation team, ZX Ventures. Alex has spent her career at the intersection of retail and technology, working at Google, Boston Consulting Group, and as an ecommerce founder: launching Quincy a D2C fashion brand for professional women. Following her startup, she consulted for Birchbox developing the strategy for their flagship retail store and acted as interim head of Ecommerce and Operations for Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop.com relaunching their content and commerce site. In 2015, Alex joined AB InBev as a founding member of ZX Ventures, where she introduced product management to AB InBev and built a global product team working with businesses across 9 countries. She has since transitioned to ecommerce operating roles, formerly acting as President of Northern Brewer. Alex holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Originally from Edina, Minnesota, Alex enjoys a full-bodied red wine in an oversized glass, reading fiction on her kindle, and traveling at every opportunity. She currently lives in Harrogate, England with her husband and 5 year old twins Emily and Henry.