As the chief financial officer at PLTW, Maksim (Max) Altmark leads the accounting, finance, and business operations functions overseeing optimal financial resource allocation and operational efficiencies in support of PLTW’s mission. Max is a trusted financial expert who has leveraged his financial management competencies combined with his strong business acumen to drive impact, growth, and sustainability results for the organization. With his passion for education that started during his tenure at Georgetown University, Max is dedicated to optimizing PLTW’s financial health so millions of PreK-12 students across the U.S. can have access to transformative learning experiences and the opportunity to thrive in life beyond the classroom. After the birth of his second daughter, Max knew he wanted to take his passion for impact investing and play a larger role in advancing educational equity and opportunity, including STEM education.
He most recently led the investment operations and fund accounting teams at Strategic Investment Group (SIG), an Outsourced Chief Investment Officer (OCIO) asset management firm in Arlington, VA that provides customized investment solutions to global institutional investors. Prior to joining SIG, Max was a Director of Investment Operations at Georgetown University where he was responsible for all investment operations and accounting matters, including performance analytics, risk monitoring, compliance, and financial reporting. Max began his career in the audit practice at KPMG, where he performed financial statement audits of leading non-profit organizations in the Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC area.
Max holds an MBA from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, a Global Executive MBA from ESADE Business School in Barcelona, and a BS in Accounting from Towson University. He is a Certified Public Accountant holding a CGMA designation from the American Institute of CPAs.