Alternative Asset Advisors
Whether you’re an individual investor, family office, or independent advisor, Altera | Private Access provides you with the access and underwriting you need — from sponsor due diligence, to deal scoring and asset profiling, we make alternative asset investing more transparent and accessible to our clients.
Altera is led by a team of experienced financial professionals who understand the investment needs of individual investors, and institutions, and portfolio managers. Our team serves as an alternative asset advisor through our Private Access and SMA service lines.
Chadd Evans, CFA, CAIA
Chadd Evans is the CEO and Managing Director of Altera Investments. Prior to starting Altera, Chadd was Principal of Field Equity, a boutique private equity investment firm focused on the lower-middle market, where he was responsible for executing over $1 billion in transactions. Prior to Field Equity, Chadd was the Senior Vice President of Investments for Ackermann & Co., a commercial real estate investment firm located in the Southeast. Chadd is also a CAIA and CFA Charterholder.
Chadd graduated from the Terry College of Business at The University of Georgia with a BBA in Finance. Chadd has two great children, Wyatt and Daphney, and they live near Chastain Park in Atlanta. You can find them playing soccer at the park and swimming. In addition to spending time with his family, Chadd enjoys playing golf, staying in shape and traveling.
Mitch Reiner, CFP
Mitch Reiner is a Managing Partner of Altera Investments and serves on the Altera Private Access Investment Committee. He identifies three core pillars that define his time and life: family, business and community. Mitch also serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Capital Investment Advisors, a $2.5 billion RIA headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. As COO, Mitch is responsible for the day-to-day operations, as well as driving the strategic initiatives of the firm forward.
Mitch is a proud Georgia Bulldog, graduating from the Terry College of Business at The University of Georgia with a BBA in Finance. He is also a Leonard Leadership Scholar, which is a competitive leadership program in the business school that selects only the top 30 students to collaborate with some of the greatest business minds in the nation.
Mitch was chosen as an originating member of the Atlanta Hub of the Global Shapers organization. The Global Shapers is an organization established by the World Economic Forum which aims to engage the next generation of leaders who will shape the global agenda. His local Atlanta citizenship commitment is evident as Mitch is a member of the LEAD Atlanta class of 2015 and also actively serves on the Executive Committee as President, on the board of the community Arts organization, WonderRoot in Atlanta. Mitch also supports his alma mater as he has previously served as an officer for the Terry College of Business Young Alumni Board and currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Student Managed Investment Fund.
Mitch and his beautiful wife, Jenny, their two great children, Micah and Ayla, and always-popular golden doodle, Clayton live in the Virginia Highland Neighborhood in Atlanta. You can find them strolling North Highland in search of dinner, ice cream or a water bowl for Clayton to drink from on the weekends. In addition to spending time with his family, Mitch enjoys playing golf, staying in shape, attending Braves and Bulldogs games and grilling on the Green Egg.
Wes Moss the host of Money Matters – Atlanta’s longest running live call-in, personal finance radio show – on News 95-5FM and AM 750 WSB. Wes is also the Chief Investment Strategist and a partner at Capital Investment Advisors (CIA). In this role, Wes is responsible for communicating CIA’s position on markets and investments. CIA currently manages more than two billion dollars in client assets, making it one of Georgia’s largest Fee-Only investment firms, according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle. In 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, Barron’s Magazine named him as one of America’s top 1200 financial advisors. Wes was also named one of Atlanta’s 40 Under 40 by the Atlanta Business Chronicle in 2015. At Altera, Wes is responsible for driving the strategic initiatives of the firm forward and sits on the investment committee.
Wes holds a degree in economics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He lives in Atlanta with his wife and four sons and loves spending time with his family, coaching lacrosse, and playing golf and tennis.
Wes has written several books including Starting from Scratch (Kaplan) and Make More, Worry Less (FT Press) and has served as a financial expert for both local and national media including CNN, CNBC and Fox Business Network. He has been interviewed by USA Today, Forbes, Time, The Wall Street Journal, and Yahoo Finance.
Matt Reiner, CFA, CFP
Matt is responsible for driving strategic initiatives of the firm and sits on the investment committee. Matt Reiner is also an investment advisor as well as a partner for Capital Investment Advisors (CIA). Prior to joining CIA in 2009, he worked with Bank of America in Boston and also with Charles Schwab in Phoenix.
As an investment advisory representative, Matt seeks to help clients reach their investment goals pre-retirement and in retirement. Through a mix of income- and growth-oriented investments, he sets up each individual with a unique portfolio for their particular situation. Matt is also an active participant on the investment committee. In addition to this, Matt also acts as the CEO of CIA’s sister company, Wela, where he manages the day-to-day operations and the overarching strategy for growth. Matt graduated from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ, with a BBA in Finance. Matt is also a CFA® Charterholder and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™.
Although Matt is devoted to his alma mater, he still finds himself supporting his long-beloved Georgia Bulldogs. When not cheering on the dawgs, he’s spending time with his wife, Hillary, and enjoying his other hobbies which include playing golf, coaching little league baseball and staying current with the Braves. Matt is the brother of Mitch Reiner.
David Fershteyn is the Senior Analyst at Altera. Prior to Altera, David worked as a Deal Partner at Frisch Capital Partners, an investment banking boutique in Atlanta where he specialized in raising capital for independent sponsors. At Frisch Capital he built financial models, sourced transactions, and packaged unique capital stacks for deals in the following sectors: Consumer Goods & Retail, Business Services and Technology. After spending time at Frisch Capital, David moved to Silicon Valley and worked at Barclays Capital as a Technology Merger & Acquisitions investment banker. At Barclays, David focused on clients within the internet, semiconductor and software verticals. He performed financial analysis and worked on M&A deals, IPO’s and a multitude of debt offerings.
At Altera, David is a part of the investment committee and is responsible for leading the company’s investment access Platform, building firm-wide relationships with investment funds and investors, and providing clients alternative asset investment advisory services.
David grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and attended the Honors College at the University of Georgia, where he received a degree in Banking and Finance. In his free time, David enjoys staying active, spending time with his family and friends. David helps impact the community by consulting small business owners in the Southeast and helping University of Georgia students achieve their career goals.
Holly Evans Mallory serves as the Operations Director and Compliance Director for Altera Investments. Holly oversees the company’s compliance program, providing income tax preparation and spearheading various special projects that contribute to the growth of our organization. Her passion is working with our clients and helping them resolve any questions or concerns that they may have. Holly graduated from Kennesaw State University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance and in 2006 with a Master of Business Administration degree in Management. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband Drew and daughters Marly and Presley.