Altera is led by a team of financial professionals who understand the private investment needs of individual investors, institutions, and portfolio managers. Our team is dedicated to finding attractive risk-adjusted returns in the lower middle market so that our investors can build a more comprehensive portfolio with long-term value creation in mind. We encourage creativity and reward individual ideas, but we work together as a team to create investable opportunities across private equity, real assets, and private credit.
We are constantly evolving our process and testing our opinions, but our core mission has remained constant – finding differentiated sources of return in the private markets. Our senior leadership team has been with the firm since inception. They are dedicated to developing our people – ensuring continuity for years to come.
David Fershteyn is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Member at Altera. David is responsible for leading the company’s corporate strategy and investment platform, building firm-wide relationships with sponsors and investors, and helping investors build out their alternative investment portfolios. He is also a member of the Investment Committee.
Prior to Altera, David worked as a technology investment banker at Barclays in Silicon Valley. At Barclays, he focused on the internet, semiconductor and software verticals. He performed company specific financial analysis and worked on various private transactions.
David also spent time at Frisch Capital Partners, a boutique investment bank specialized in raising capital for independent sponsors. At Frisch Capital, David helped source transactions, raised capital, and built relationships with lower middle market private equity sponsors.
David graduated with Honors earning a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Georgia.
Mitch is a Managing Director at Altera and serves as the firm’s Chief Compliance Officer. Mitch also serves as the Managing Partner of Capital Investment Advisors, a registered investment adviser headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with approximately $4bn of assets under management. In his role at Capital Investment Advisors, Mitch is responsible for leading the firm’s day-to-day business while also identifying and executing strategic growth initiatives.
Mitch earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Georgia, where he was a Leonard Leadership Scholar. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Student Managed Investment Fund at the Terry College of Business.