Mr. Alphonse is Co-Founder and Sr. Managing Director of AP Capital Partners (APCP) and APC Holdings (APCH). APCP’s portfolio companies grew to generate annual revenues in excess of $2.0 billion and employ over 10,000 people around the globe. One company in particular grew from $70 million in revenue upon acquisition in 2004 to $1.4 billion in 2010 making it the fastest growing billion-dollar MBE built by minority owners and executives, in US history. Mr. Alphonse’s key strengths are in operations and strategy. As such, he oversees the firms due diligence efforts and post-acquisition planning.
Prior to forming APCP and APCH, Mr. Alphonse served as a project leader in the European operations of Reebok International where he led the development of its restructuring plans. He also held operating positions with Procter & Gamble (USA and Latin America), worked in banking with Morgan Stanley and as a strategy consultant.
A subject matter expert, Mr. Alphonse has lectured at Harvard Business School, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, the Kellogg School at Northwestern University, and other prestigious venues, addressing topics such as entrepreneurship, corporate finance, leveraged buyouts, and economic and public policy. Of further distinction, he is often quoted and has appeared in a number of business publications and is a member of the Young Presidents Organization. Mr. Alphonse holds a B.A. from Duke University, where he was a Phi Eta Sigma scholar, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.