Who We Are

Our Mission

To democratize alternative asset investing. We give people the access and help they need to invest in what they want using their IRA savings. We make it easy for companies and funds to accept IRA investments directly and via crowdfunding platforms.

Our Team

A group of experienced and dedicated individuals committed to helping you invest your money in the opportunities that make sense to you.


Eric Satz
David Wood
James O'Brien
Director of CX
Gary Hirsch
General Counsel

Gary brings 30 years’ experience advising fast-growing companies from inception to exit. Gary began his legal career at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP and Marsh & McLennan Companies. He then turned to helping start-ups as their general counsel. Currently, his practice is devoted to supporting leaders in FinTech and other SaaS/cloud categories as they grow. He’s a graduate of NYU Law and Dartmouth College.

Development Team

Our customers trust us with their money. As a matter of cybersecurity, we do not disclose the identities of those on our engineering team.


William Guttman

Bill has held leadership roles – often as founder or chief executive – in dozens of institutionally-backed early stage companies. Bill is the longtime chairman of Axioma, a leading risk analytics provider to financial institutions and regulators. He has also been the lead institutional investor in an array of notable financial technology startups. During his tenure as a professor at Carnegie Mellon University, he co-founded Panopto, where he served as chairman and chief executive. Bill also served on the cybersecurity committee of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering and co-founded CMU’s Cylab, one of the world’s largest security research centers. Bill led projects for the U.S. Agency for International Development, the World Bank, the IMF, and the OECD. He earned master’s and doctoral degrees in international relations at Balliol College, Oxford University, where he was a British Council Scholar.

Andrew May

Andrew May serves as President and Chief Financial Officer for Truxton Trust. He became President in 2016 and Chief Financial Officer in 2010. Prior to that, he also served as Director for Truxton Trust. Previously, Mr. May was a Managing Director at Jefferies, a New York-headquartered securities firm, Partner and Director of Equity Research at J.C. Bradford and Company, and Senior Vice President, Equity Research at Equitable Securities. Mr. May holds a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University, cum laude, and a Master of Business Administration, with distinction, from Harvard Business School. He was an infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps, receiving the Combat Action Ribbon for service in Beirut in 1983.

Alto has taken the headaches, paper cuts, and general frustration out of alternative investing so you can focus entirely on the excitement of fueling the people, projects, and passions you know and trust.