Alex Gemici is an accomplished finance industry professional. He has over 30 years of vertical experience in financial products, capital placement, debt structuring, commercial and residential real estate, asset management, and business strategy.
A longtime entrepreneur, banking executive, and business development expert, Alex Gemici has established and managed numerous firms both locally and internationally. He is currently the CEO and Founding Partner of MENA-focused investment and advisory firm Greenstone Equity Partners and the Chief Revenue Officer and Managing Director of World Business Lenders.
Over the last few years, Alex Gemici and his team have helped raise over $2.5 billion for their clients, making Greenstone Equity Partners the largest fund placement firm in the Middle East. They pride themselves on their ability to foster close relationships with various institutions and family offices across the region, which includes corporate offices, valuable high net worth individuals, financial entities, and sovereign wealth funds.
Before Greenstone, Alex served as the Managing Director and the Head of Deutsche Bank’s real estate finance, mortgage origination, trading and warehouse lending businesses in the Middle East and Africa from 2007 to 2011. In 2009, during his tenure with Deutsche Bank, he relocated to Deutsche Bank’s regional headquarters in Dubai. Upon leaving the bank in 2011, inspired by his international experience, Alex Gemici founded Dubai-based Greenstone Equity Partners. The diversity and promising success of the financial market of the region, including the advances in technology and success in business development, inspired a desire for Alex to want to transform the practices there into more Western-based practices.
An Entrepreneurial Leader
Prior to joining Greenstone, Alex Gemici led his second entrepreneurial pursuit in the establishment and management of Montgomery Mortgage Capital. As Co-founder and CEO of the residential mortgage banking firm, he oversaw the growth of the company to annual origination volume exceeding $1.2 billion.
From 1999 to 2001, Alex was a Senior Vice President at MortgageIT, Inc. (a top NYSE-listed U.S. mortgage lender later acquired by Deutsche Bank). His responsibilities at MortgageIT included Business Development and M&A. During his tenure, the company’s monthly mortgage origination volume increased from $10 million to over $1 billion.
Between 1997 and 1999, he was Managing Partner of Crocker Financial Group, which acquired and managed nearly 1,000 residential apartment units located in four states in the U.S. He is also a member of the Global Real Estate Institute.
Between 1995 and 1997, Alex Gemici was Managing Director of the Clifford Companies and ran their $300 million multi-family property acquisition fund. Between 1983 and 1995, he had a variety of roles at the LFC Group of Companies and, in 1992, was appointed Managing Director and Head of LFC Equities, the investment arm of the LFC Group of Companies.
Alex measures his success on the success of his clients and his team. In addition to this success, he also wants to educate others on how they, too, can start building their own path to prosperity using tips and experiences he has accumulated over the past 30+ years. He has been quoted in various financial publications and was honored to speak in numerous conferences, including the iGlobal Forum 7th Specialty Finance Summit (watch a clip from the summit below) and the 2015 LEND360 event.