Reston, VA – April 5, 2017 – Altum, Inc. is pleased to announce that Christine Smith has been promoted to Director of Product Operations, and Darryl Blackburn has been promoted to Director of Technology.
“We are thrilled to welcome Christine and Darryl to the Management team,” said Altum’s CEO Steve Pinchotti. “Christine is the heart and soul of our client engagement operations, Darryl is an incredibly talented software engineer and both bring tremendous experience to the team. I’m excited to see them extend their leadership throughout the company for years to come.”
Christine Smith is Altum’s Director of Operations and brings over 20 years of client and product management at Big 6 accounting firms and Fortune 500 companies. During her tenure at Altum she has served in many operational capacities supporting our multiple grants management offerings. Her responsibilities have included onboarding new clients, providing ongoing product training, designing and supporting the resolution of software fixes and system enhancements. Most recently Christine served as Client Support Manager and streamlined client support functions to improve overall responsiveness and leverage knowledge across teams.
Christine is a graduate of Purdue University and University of Maryland, University College. She is a certified Project Management Professional.
Her demonstrated knowledge in operations, client management and quality assurance helps position Altum to remain responsive and proactive to the varied client requests. She loves to solve problems and find creative product solutions so clients can remain focused on their important work of providing funding to the many great research causes represented by our client portfolio.
Darryl Blackburn is Altum’s Director of Technology. In this role he oversees the technical delivery of impactful solutions throughout the company and coordinates development of innovative approaches that will transform our customer’s future capabilities.
Mr. Blackburn first caught the software development bug in 1987, and has supported commercial and government clients in the Washington, D.C. area for the past twenty years. He has led the development of software solutions on a variety of platforms and scales, and supported their operational transition to users from throughout the country and internationally.
Mr. Blackburn earned a B.S. in Computer Science from Radford University. He enjoys working at the intersection of technology, operations, and strategic forecasting, thus enabling him to understand his customer’s needs and design solutions with long-term utility.
Altum is an award-winning software development and information technology company with expertise in health information technology (IT), grants management, performance management solutions, and strategic communications. Since 1997, Altum has provided innovative software products and services to both philanthropic and government organizations. Altum offers industry-leading grants management solutions. Altum’s products include proposalCENTRAL®, an online grantmaking website shared by many government, nonprofit, and private grantmaking organizations; Easygrants®, a highly configurable e-Grants solution that meets the unique needs of grantmaking organizations; PhilanTrack® for Grantmakers, an online grantmaking website that streamlines the grants process for grantmakers and their grantees; PhilanTrack® for Grantseekers, an online solution that helps grantseeking organizations better manage the grants they’re pursuing. Our work has received distinction and awards including: the Deloitte Fast 50 award two years in a row, the Inc. 5000 list for five years including 2016, an Excellence.gov finalist, and recognition as a 2015 Computerworld Premier IT Leader.
Founded in 1997, Altum is a privately held corporation headquartered in Reston, VA, just outside Washington, D.C.