Alexandra Clark is the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Shopify responsible for a portfolio that oversees Product Acceleration and Shopify's newest app, Shop. Alex was formerly the Chief of Staff to the CEO where she provided strategic input to the executive team to elevate Shopify's growth and impact on entrepreneurship. Alex was also the driving force behind creating the first government relations team at the company and continues to be an advocate for policy ensuring that governments around the world are removing barriers for entrepreneurs to be successful.
Prior to joining Shopify, Alex worked for Microsoft Inc., Global Public Affairs and began her career in various positions within Canadian politics.
Alex currently serves on the Board of Directors for the non-profit organization Dress for Success. Dress for Success empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and development tools to help women thrive and re-enter the workforce.