Alex Ford

San Francisco, CA

Alex Ford is CEO and founder of the Praetorian Digital, the leading digital media company in the public safety and local government market. Under his leadership, Praetorian has launched more than 25 websites, including, and – all either the #1 or #2 media properties in their markets.

He has led Praetorian with a growth rate of more than 10% per year and 8 straight years of profitability. Praetorian has received numerous online publishing awards and is this year's Western Regional Finalist for the US Chamber of Commerce's small business of the year award.

Alex lives in San Francisco and was born and raised in Salem, Massachusetts. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth College with a major in Economics and French.

He is an avid wine enthusiast and an active angel investor and entrepreneur with projects ranging from mobile apps to wine events. He is also the primary contributor at where he provides simple, actionable advice for entrepreneurs, business owners and digital media professionals.

  • Work
    • Praetorian Digital
  • Education
    • Dartmouth College