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If You Can Adapt, You Can Advance

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As a child, Alex Quilici adored computers. His fascination led to a passion and hobby that filled his life. But his days in the schoolyard were riddled with bullies who would pick on him constantly. But Alex didn’t let the opposition keep him down. He graduated early from high school and went on to get his Ph.D. Know you know him as the successful and accomplished CEO of YouMail. Check out this amazing story from Alex Quilici and the power of adaptation in the face of adversity!

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About the Guest

Prior to YouMail, Alex co-founded and was the CEO of, which provided a consumer voice portal service that was essentially SIRI over a 1-800 number back before there were smartphones. AOL acquired Quack for $200 million in August 2000, just 18 months after it was founded. At AOL, Alex was a Vice President of Voice Services, where he helped drive the division to multiple product launches and over 1 million paying subscribers, and over $50 million in annual revenue. Alex holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from UCLA and is the co-inventor on 4 patents.

About The Comeback Show

In each episode, Staci sits down with notable business leaders, influencers, and entrepreneurs to discuss how they have turned adversity into epic comeback stories that enabled them to build a life and business they love.