Ken Fang is the founder and chairman of Altum, Inc., the market leader of enterprise grants management and performance management solutions for federal and philanthropic organizations. In addition to his leadership at Altum, Ken is the President of Mobomo, a mobile, web, cloud software development company. At both companies, Ken works closely with clients to create software solutions to meet their strategic needs. Finally, Ken is the Chairman of Monte Jade DC, an Asian-American organization dedicated to providing the community with resources for starting, funding and growing high technology business. Ken holds a B.S. and an M.S. in Computer Science from Pennsylvania State University, an M.B.A. from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a certificate in Bioinformatics from Stanford University.
Steve Pinchotti is Altum’s Chief Executive Officer. He is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the company and overseeing all aspects of the organization. With over twenty years of software development and implementation experience with organizations around the world, he is passionate about delivering innovative solutions to Altum’s customers. Steve’s entrepreneurial and philanthropic interests have led to ownership in three successful companies, and a significant role in growing a local non-profit called Helping Hungry Kids (HHK). Through Steve’s leadership and Altum’s involvement, Altum and HHK won the 2013 Washington Business Journal MassMutual Citizenship Award for the best partnership between a company and a charitable organization. Steve holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science from Westminster College and is a 2014 graduate of the DC-based MindShare CEO Network.
Jamie McKee is the director of Altum’s Grants Management Operations group. He is passionate about exploration and grantmaking. His vision includes technology-enabled grantmaking, which helps available funding make our world a better place.
Through his extensive work with grantmaking non-profits in health care, government agencies and research organizations, Jamie brings unique insight to the challenges and opportunities facing grant makers today. Additionally, Jamie identifies opportunities for technology and process optimization to improve and extend grants management capabilities. His team has helped clients achieve lower overhead costs, shorter application and selection processes and improved oversight and relationships with their grantees.
Jamie’s work successfully led a consortium through the development of a collaborative business solution – proposalCENTRAL – a unique portal shared by 40 different grantmaking organizations. From this single website, biomedical researchers apply for over $400 million in grants from over 150 diverse grant programs. For grantors, proposalCENTRAL eliminates mountains of paper applications, enables faster selection of grantees and lowers processing costs.
In the early 1990s, at the leading edge of e-commerce for grants, Jamie also guided a consortium of research universities in developing software to ease the administrative burden on research scientists. The software enabled better information management and faster start-up of grant projects. The consortium, in cooperation with government research agencies, demonstrated the benefits of electronic applications and provided the foundation for what is now grants.gov.
Jamie is a frequent speaker on business transformation and e-commerce for grants.
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.