Who We Are

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

Our Team

An entrepreneur and former investment banker, Eric worked for DLJ/Credit Suisse First Boston before co-founding Currenex, Plumgood Food, and Tennessee Community Ventures, a VC firm. Eric has served on the Board of the TVA since 2015, and he teaches an entrepreneurship class to high school students. A Miami native and diehard 'Canes and Dolphins fan, Eric went to Amherst College. After years in NYC and then San Francisco, he and his wife moved to Nashville, her hometown, to raise their kids. When he's not breathing life into startup companies, Eric loves to ski, play soccer, and practice yoga.

Eric Satz

CEO

David is passionate about building the financial and operational infrastructure that helps fast-growing companies thrive. In 25 years of experience, he’s led high-performing teams and built the systems required for continued growth. He has quarterbacked two IPOs. David once fronted a rock cover band and still likes to unwind playing guitar. David has an MBA from SMU’s Cox School of Business and graduated Cum Laude in Economics from New York University.

David Wood

CFO

James is entrepreneurial by nature. His dedication to helping people and making their lives better drives him to create the best possible customer experience here at Alto. James co-founded ShaveFace, a CPG shaving startup in 2014, and has since been a consultant to a number of businesses, at various stages, ranging in industry from private dining events to women’s cosmetics. James loves cooking, yoga, travel, singing, the ocean, tahini, and just about anything he can read. He’s from coastal Connecticut, and has a bachelor’s from Colby College.

James O'Brien

Director of CX

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.

Gary Hirsch

General Counsel

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

Development Team

Directors

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.

William Guttman

Director

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.

Andrew May

Director

Our Team

An entrepreneur and former investment banker, Eric worked for DLJ/Credit Suisse First Boston before co-founding Currenex, Plumgood Food, and Tennessee Community Ventures, a VC firm. Eric has served on the Board of the TVA since 2015, and he teaches an entrepreneurship class to high school students. A Miami native and diehard 'Canes and Dolphins fan, Eric went to Amherst College. After years in NYC and then San Francisco, he and his wife moved to Nashville, her hometown, to raise their kids. When he's not breathing life into startup companies, Eric loves to ski, play soccer, and practice yoga.

Eric Satz

CEO

An entrepreneur and former investment banker, Eric worked for DLJ/Credit Suisse First Boston before co-founding Currenex, Plumgood Food, and Tennessee Community Ventures, a VC firm. Eric has served on the Board of the TVA since 2015, and he teaches an entrepreneurship class to high school students. A Miami native and diehard 'Canes and Dolphins fan, Eric went to Amherst College. After years in NYC and then San Francisco, he and his wife moved to Nashville, her hometown, to raise their kids. When he's not breathing life into startup companies, Eric loves to ski, play soccer, and practice yoga.

Eric Satz

CEO

Eric Satz

David is passionate about building the financial and operational infrastructure that helps fast-growing companies thrive. In 25 years of experience, he’s led high-performing teams and built the systems required for continued growth. He has quarterbacked two IPOs. David once fronted a rock cover band and still likes to unwind playing guitar. David has an MBA from SMU’s Cox School of Business and graduated Cum Laude in Economics from New York University.

David Wood

CFO

David is passionate about building the financial and operational infrastructure that helps fast-growing companies thrive. In 25 years of experience, he’s led high-performing teams and built the systems required for continued growth. He has quarterbacked two IPOs. David once fronted a rock cover band and still likes to unwind playing guitar. David has an MBA from SMU’s Cox School of Business and graduated Cum Laude in Economics from New York University.

David Wood

CFO

David Wood

James is entrepreneurial by nature. His dedication to helping people and making their lives better drives him to create the best possible customer experience here at Alto. James co-founded ShaveFace, a CPG shaving startup in 2014, and has since been a consultant to a number of businesses, at various stages, ranging in industry from private dining events to women’s cosmetics. James loves cooking, yoga, travel, singing, the ocean, tahini, and just about anything he can read. He’s from coastal Connecticut, and has a bachelor’s from Colby College.

James O'Brien

Director of CX

James is entrepreneurial by nature. His dedication to helping people and making their lives better drives him to create the best possible customer experience here at Alto. James co-founded ShaveFace, a CPG shaving startup in 2014, and has since been a consultant to a number of businesses, at various stages, ranging in industry from private dining events to women’s cosmetics. James loves cooking, yoga, travel, singing, the ocean, tahini, and just about anything he can read. He’s from coastal Connecticut, and has a bachelor’s from Colby College.

James O'Brien

Director of CX

James O'Brien

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.

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.

Gary Hirsch

General Counsel

Gary Hirsch

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

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.

Development Team

Development Team

Directors

William Guttman

Director

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

Director

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.

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