Alan Glazen

Cleveland Hustles Investor

Born and raised in Cleveland, this former advertising innovator is often referred to as the "Mad Man" of his time. Glazen is the founder of Glazen Advertising and Glazen Creative Studios, the producers for PBS in New York. Glazen is a co-founder of the Cleveland International Film Festival and was mayor of the village of Bentleyville, Ohio.

In recent years, this AAF Advertising Hall of Fame inductee has shifted his talents toward revitalizing the urban neighborhoods of Cleveland. Glazen is the founder of Glazen Urban, an Urban investment and management organization, focused on City of Cleveland neighborhoods and districts. Glazen has invested in a number of businesses throughout Cleveland including ABC The Tavern, XYZ The Tavern, Ontario St. Café, Erie Island Coffee and ABC Uptown.