Alain is the Founder and CEO of SYLVAIN, a strategy and design consultancy that provokes progress for companies, people and society at large. Clients include Nike, Apple, Google, American Express, Spotify, Blackrock, Diageo, GM, the NBA, The New York Times and others. Founded in 2010, the company is headquartered in NYC, with offices in Los Angeles, CA, Richmond, VA and Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The company is a Certified B-Corporation.
Alain is a partner and investor in several ventures, including Master + Dynamic, a design-driven, premium audio brand, Free Rain, a line of enhanced sparkling water and PetMio, a smart pet food startup. He is on the board of Plus Pool, an ambitious project to build the world’s first floating, filtering swimming pool in NYC harbor, and Poptech, a global network committed to the vanguard of emerging technology, science and creative expression. In addition, Alain is a Founding Member of Kindred, and a member of the New York City Mayor’s Creative Council. He is an active contributor to various non-profit initiatives around the world including the Lower East Side Girls Club, The Bowery Mission and Anseye Pou Haiti.