Marcus K. Shaw

Chief Executive Officer, AltFinance

Marcus K. Shaw is a strategic leader with a 20 year track record of driving impact and delivering results. Operating at the intersection of business, technology, and community, Marcus believes in the power of multi-sector collaboration and is dedicated to creating opportunities for shared economic prosperity. Marcus is the CEO of AltFinance, a national non-profit organization dedicated to building and expanding pathways for HBCU students to careers in alternative investment management.

Prior to AltFinance, Marcus founded Montgomery TechLab, a non-profit organization to support inclusive economic growth in Montgomery Alabama through the advancement of tech-based careers and ventures. He also served as the CEO of The Company Lab (CO.LAB). At CO.LAB he led the development and execution of  a strategic plan to grow innovation and entrepreneurship in southeast Tennessee.  Under his leadership CO.LAB forged partnerships with national startup leaders (including Steve Case’s Rise of the Rest Fund, TechStars, and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation). CO.LAB also launched inclusion focused programming for women and minority-owned businesses and was honored to be a U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant awardee under his tenure. Marcus previously served as the senior director of business development and partnerships for Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT), a leader in diversity and talent development, where he significantly grew MLT’s partnerships with Fortune 500 companies and top employers.

Marcus’s experience also includes over 10 years working in equity research and investment management.  He was the Head of Tech, Media and Telecom research at a Capitol Hill investment advisor focused on policy and regulated industries. Marcus was a member of Bank of America’s Telecom Services equity research team, which ranked consistently among top Wall Street research teams by Institutional Investor’s survey. He started his career as a network engineer with IBM.

Marcus has served on several non-profit boards including the Electric Power Board (EPB), Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation, and the River City Company.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Morehouse College and a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He received an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.





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