Alex Constantinople is an operating advisor at Bessemer and a customer focused leader in the fields of strategic marketing and communication. She has shaped corporate narratives and trajectories for some of the most innovative and disruptive brands of all sizes across multiple industries.
Most recently Alex served as chief marketing officer at Zendesk, a global leader in customer experience and service software, and before that as chief executive officer at Outcast, a renowned marketing and communications firm with a client base ranging from groundbreaking start ups and high growth stage companies, to top tier venture capital firms, and Fortune 50 companies.
During her time at Zendesk she oversaw corporate strategy along with a global marketing team of 400+ professionals responsible for the company’s brand, creative, product, campaigns, integrated marketing, communications, and social impact. She played a critical role in defining and aligning Zendesk's strategy, its overall messaging and positioning in the market, and catalyzed a rebrand for the company to build on its unique brand identity.
Under her leadership at Outcast, Alex drove record growth and margin expansion. She diversified services, expanded geographically, and was a member of parent company Next15's Corporate Executive Committee.
Beyond Zendesk and Outcast, Alex’s diverse experience includes marketing and communications roles at General Electric, Conde Nast, MSNBC, CNN, and Wired. She led corporate innovation and brand building at GE, oversaw communications at NBC's news division, launched MSNBC, and started her career as a publicist for CNN's Larry King Live.
Alex served on the public board of Speed Commerce, a full service ecommerce service provider, before it went private in 2016. She was a long-time Leadership Council member of Tipping Point, a non-profit fighting poverty in the Bay Area, and a board member for SMART, a non-profit that champions education equity and helps students throughout their journey to a college degree. Alex currently lives in San Francisco with her husband and three children.