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Alex Yaroslavsky


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Alex Yaroslavsky, MILR, NCM is the founder of Yaro Group, LLC – a leadership consulting firm specializing in workplace effectiveness. Yaro Group’s services include arbitration & mediation, executive coaching, training and facilitation.

Since 2000 Alex has been working with major clients in the financial services industry, including Citigroup, HSBC, Merrill Lynch, U.S. Trust and WestLB AG. His experience includes coaching senior leaders in communicating more effectively with their superiors, peers and staff as well as leading numerous brainstorming sessions and offsite retreats.

Alex teaches Dispute Resolution at Baruch College and the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He serves on several arbitration and mediation panels including US Bankruptcy Court (Southern District), Financial Industry National Regulatory Authority (FINRA), New York State Supreme Court (Commercial Division), New Jersey Courts (Civil Division), New York City’s Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) and Office of Trials and Hearings (OATH), as well as New York County Lawyers’ Association (NYCLA).

Alex is a member of the International Mediation Institute (IMI), a charter member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals - New York Chapter and was one of the first mediators to become certified by the New York State Dispute Resolution Association (NYSDRA). He is an experienced trainer and regularly coaches new mediators.

From 1996 to 2000, Alex worked at Morgan Stanley. His experience included an expatriate assignment in Tokyo, as well as several projects in New York working on performance evaluation, compensation, training and technology deployment.

In 1996 Alex worked at the Carter Presidential Center in Atlanta, GA. His role in the Conflict Resolution Group involved tracking political conflicts in Ireland, North Korea and Kashmir. Alex also coordinated an electronic brainstorming session on the Rwanda crisis. After his internship Alex continued to work as an electronic brainstorming facilitator in New York and Texas.

Alex completed the Coro Leadership New York program in public policy in 2007. He also holds a Master’s degree in Industrial & Labor Relations from Cornell University (1995) and a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and International Business from New York University’s Stern School of Business (1991). Alex is a graduate of Brooklyn Technical High School (1987).

Alex’s board affiliations include the Association for Conflict Resolution (Greater New York Chapter), Coro Alumni Association, NYU Executive Forum and Safe Horizon.

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