Timothy G. French CFP®, CPA
Managing Director and Chief Client Officer

BS, MS, Accountancy, University of Illinois (summa cum laude)

Professional Certifications

Certified Public Accountant


International travel, relaxing with family, reading non-fiction (particularly biographies)

Timothy G. French

Timothy G. French provides investment advice to wealthy individuals, families and foundations. In addition to his client-facing responsibilities, Tim serves as Altair’s Chief Client Officer. In this role, Tim supervises Altair’s Client Service professionals, and he works with the firm’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer to ensure decisions made across the firm are in clients’ best interests.

Tim has extensive experience in the areas of investment advisory, personal financial planning, individual, trust, estate and gift taxation, and estate planning. Prior to joining Altair, Tim was a manager in the Personal Financial Services group of PwC.

Tim is a Certified Public Accountant with a Personal Financial Specialist designation and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER ™ certificant. Tim received his B.S. in Accountancy and M.S. in Accountancy (Taxation) from the University of Illinois, where he graduated with highest honors. He serves on the finance committee at his church and his children’s school.

Tim and his wife Kathy, along with their children, live in the Chicago suburb of Inverness.