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

B.S. and M.S. in Accountancy, University of Illinois (summa cum laude)

Professional Certifications

Certified Public Accountant


Enjoys coaching youth sports, playing sand volleyball and reading nonfiction (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 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 (PFS™) designation and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certificant. Tim received his bachelor’s degree in accountancy and master’s degree in accountancy (taxation) from the University of Illinois, where he graduated with highest honors.

Outside of Altair, Tim serves on the finance committee at his church and his children’s school and on the development committee at a full-scholarship elementary school in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood.

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