Saul Alvarado ’00

Saul Alvarado

Saul Alvarado serves as vice president of facilities at E&I Cooperative Services.  In this position, he is responsible for developing the strategic framework to improve growth and utilization of the company’s facilities category contract portfolio, with a focus on establishing, enhancing and negotiating regional and national contracts for higher education and K-12 markets.

Before joining E&I, Alvarado held various leadership positions, including senior national sales manager, at W.W. Grainger, Inc., where he led the company’s largest education contract, with over 1,800 customers nationwide. In Southern California, he served as district sales manager and government sales manager for Grainger Public Sector West, where he led a top performing team of sales professionals.

Prior to joining Grainger in 2009, Alvarado was managing partner at Pinnacle AGI. His primary responsibility was representing private and public clients on investment, procurement and economic development projects. He has also served as a senior business/economic advisor to three Los Angeles mayors; in this role, he oversaw various city investments and public procurement contracts that ultimately benefited the public and business communities.

Alvarado’s philanthropic efforts are focused on education, human health and development. He currently serves on the board of directors of L.A.’s The Midnight Mission, which provides 12-step recovery, family living, job training, education and workforce development programs. In addition, he has served on the board of trustees of the California Masonic Foundation, which is making a profound difference for public schools across California.

Alvarado graduated from the USC Price School of Public Policy with a bachelor’s degree in public policy & administration. He is also a graduate of the Southern California Leadership Network Class XIV.