Alan joined the Cottage team in 2012, coming from Merrill Lynch Wealth Management. While at Merrill Lynch, he honed his marketing and sales skills for the Huntsville, AL branch resulting in a multi-million dollar book of business. Alan started his career as an intern for Dell computers developing and marketing a new laptop line specifically for college students. He holds a Masters in Marketing from the University of Alabama’s Manderson School of Business. Alan and wife, Carol Ann, have two daughters, Sophie and Olivia.