Malcolm Alexander-Neal, President and Owner
My full name is Malcolm Elajuwon Alexander-Neal. My parents each gave me two names. My father named me Malcolm Neal and my mother gave me Elajuwon Alexander. I was born on Wednesday, March 9, 1988 in Detroit, Michigan. I am a Pisces.
I am a proud graduate of Lewis Cass Technical High School in Detroit. This curriculum consisted of classes including Accounting, Business Management, and Business Law. I graduated with a 3.66 cumulative grade point average. I applied to several colleges, ultimately choosing Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan because of the Eli Broad School of Business and their excellent company recruiter feedback, job placement rate, and their accounting program rankings.
I have always been an involved member of my schools and community. In high school, I was the President of Business Professionals of America (BPA), a business club which competes in Business competitions and is recognized as a prominent business club across the United States. In this organization, I competed and won several awards. I was in Co-op, where I worked at Tillman & Tillman PC and Gregory J. Reed & Associates PC, both law firms. I was also very active in other clubs including Cass Tech’s book club, where I was the T-Shirt maker, Sign Language Club where I was Vice President, Academic Decathlon, Multi-Cultural Club, and Japanese Anime Club.
I was a highly motivated student who had a passion for education and my dream of attending Harvard University was fulfilled when I got accepted to their summer school program in the summer of 2004 where I studied Financial Accounting (ACC 201) and Architecture of Boston (an urbanization class).
I attended Michigan State University where I obtained my undergrad in Finance. While at MSU I was very active with National Association of Black Accountants, where I ultimately served as the President. During my time at MSU I participated in several internship programs with KPMG, Ernst and Young and Compuware. Upon graduating, I went to Wayne State University to earn my Masters in Accounting.
Upon graduation, I worked in auditing for a couple years, gaining industry critical experience in a number of fields, including financial services, manufacturing, the food industry, futures and commodities, real estate, automotive, non-profit, and municipal. I have also worked as an accountant for a couple of years, progressing most recently to a Senior Accountant.