Our Team

Who makes up the Altimetry team?

Professor Joel Litman Chief Investment Strategist

Professor Joel Litman is the Chief Investment Strategist advising individual investors in equities, corporate credit, and macroeconomic strategy. He is also the President and CEO of Valens Research as well as a member of the Board of Directors of COL Financial Group, a leading brokerage firm in Asia.

Litman has been on CNBC, quoted in Barron’s and Institutional Investor, and interviewed in Forbes. He has published in Harvard Business Review, is a top contributor to SeekingAlpha, and co-authored the highly-acclaimed book, DRIVEN: Business Strategy, Human Actions, and the Creation of Wealth.

Litman has taught or guest-lectured at Harvard Business School, University of Chicago Booth, Wharton, LBS, SAIF Jiao Tong, and others. He is a Professor at Hult International Business School, a Financial Times and Economist top-ranked international MBA program. He conducts seminars regularly for financial and industry conferences around the world such as CFA and CPA chapters.

Litman is chair of the UAFRS Advisory Council, which spearheads usage of Uniform Adjusted Financial Reporting Standards (UAFRS) – also known as Uniform Accounting. He helped build Credit Suisse’s HOLT University and the Center for S.E.V. and MBA Concentration at the Driehaus College of Commerce at DePaul University.

Past employment includes Credit Suisse, Diamond Tech Partners (now PwC), Deloitte, and American Express. He is a member of the CFA Institute, the global association for investment professionals, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), received a BS in Accounting from DePaul University, and an MBA/MM from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

Litman’s philanthropy is focused on community development through scholarships, job training programs, and extensive microfinance lending – particularly in the Philippines.


Rob Spivey Director of Research

Robert Spivey is the Director of Research at Altimetry. He is actively involved in delivering credit and equity analyses, idea generation based on UAFRS, and managing Altimetry’s analyst team.

Spivey is also the Director of Research at Valens Research. He is heavily involved in the development and management of the Valens Research application (app.valens-research.com), a tool Valens has developed to allow investors to integrate the UAFRS framework for investment analysis into their process on a daily basis to improve investment insights and decision making.

Spivey has held Assistant Portfolio Manager and Analyst positions and has experience at The Abernathy Group, Legacy Capital Management, Credit Suisse, and Gillette.

Spivey has leveraged his experience on both the buy-side and sell-side of finance and opportunities to work in both the credit and equity markets to gain a unique perspective of how markets work together and can offer contrary signals. His experience in communicating analysis to some of the largest investment managers in the world, working as a generalist analyst at a hedge fund, and to helping manage portfolios on the buy-side has helped give him a wide-ranging perspective on investing and identifying market mispricings.

Spivey is a CFA Charterholder and member of the CFA Institute. He received a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and a minor in Philosophy from Northeastern University in Boston.


Paolo Gutierrez Chief Information Officer

Paolo Gutierrez serves as Chief Information Officer. He has over a decade of experience building web-based products and applications.

As part of the management team, he heads a team of software engineers, IT specialists, and information managers responsible for all software development, data management, network infrastructure, and information systems within the organization.

Paolo is a Microsoft Certified Application Developer with more than a decade of experience in designing, developing, implementing, and optimizing software solutions with both proprietary and open source technologies.

Paolo holds a Bachelor in Science degree in Business Administration from De La Salle University. He is also an alumni of the Basic Management Program of the Asian Institute of Management.


And in addition to our analysts and editorial staff in Cambridge, we have an entire team of more than 100 accountants and researchers at our offices at the Philippine Stock Exchange in Manila, Philippines.

Joel Litman

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