Alan J. Beard serves as Managing Director at Interlink Capital Strategies Inc. Mr. Beard has over 25 years of international finance and business development experience. Previously, he was the Chief Operating Officer of Delphos International. He also headed merchant banking for Banc One Capital Corporation (now JP Morgan Chase). He served as an official in both the Export-Import Bank of the United States and the Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration. Currently he is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University. He has edited and contributed to the writing of more than 20 books, and is frequent speaker on international finance issues. Recently he produced and edited Inside the World's Export Credit Agencies and Inside the World's Development Financial Institutions published by Thomson Publishing. Mr. Beard graduated from the University of Utah cum laude and received his MBA from the George Washington University.