Alan is the former CEO of Circuit City Stores. For the decade of the 80s and beyond, it was among the best performing companies on the New York Stock Exchange. That accomplishment is recognized and analyzed in Jim Collins’ best-selling book, "Good to Great." Mr. Wurtzel has served as a Director of Dollar Tree Stores, Inc., and Office Depot, and on the board of five privately held companies in which he was an investor.
Since 2000, Mr. Wurtzel has devoted much of his time to serving on not for profit boards in the fields of education, Oberlin College and Kipp DC, the arts, the Phillips Collection, and the environment, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, among others. He is a graduate of Oberlin College and Yale Law School.