Our core purpose is our customer

It’s in our values, it’s what we live by. It’s why we come to work each day. We exhibit our enthusiasm for our clients by taking an interest in their success, being curious and innovative with our unique solutions and our ability to be flexible and customer-centered.  With Altair, you will know that you are first.


DAVID HADAWAY - Chief Executive Officer & Visionary
As CEO, David’s job is to keep the ship righted with the wind at our backs, all headed in the same direction. He’s been in the data and analytics field for over 25 years with extensive knowledge around credit data as well as non-credit data sources.  

When he is not at work, he’s probably either hiking, adventure motorcycle riding or watching videos wishing he was hiking or motorcycle riding.

He shares his free time with his wife as they travel to new places together.  Their favorite place is Greece but they also enjoy the wonderful places here in the great USA.

David is a Forbes Council Member.
Read his columns here

STEVE COLLINS, President & Co-founder
Steve is the President and Co-Founder of Altair. 

He loves cooking, gardening, traveling and watching University of Alabama football with his wife and high school sweetheart, his three boys and their dog Tucker, the Boxer.

TRACI WILLIAMS, Chief Financial Officer
Traci provides oversight to the Finance & HR Teams and ensure Altair’s ownership has a clear vision of the financial well-being of the company, where we are and where we’re going.

When not keeping track of the beans flowing in and out at Altair, she can be found treasure hunting at regional flea markets & barn sales with her mom and sister, or hanging out at home with her husband, teen son and sassy Yorkshire Terrier, Cocoa.

JIM ALCOTT, VP of Strategy
Jim is the VP of Strategy at Altair. Translation: He is primarly responsible for developing marketing and campaign strategy for many of our clients—understanding their objectives and making sure our deliverables are aligned to generate the results they want. He facilitiates strategic planning, product development and growing the healthcare sector of Altair.

When he is not at work, he’s probably reading and collecting books, farming, and cheering for all the Nashville- and Boston-based sports teams.

He mainly shares his free time with his my wife, two sons, and two of the best dogs in the world.  (Wife and kids are pretty special, too!)

MATTHEW BARNES, VP of Credit Solutions
Matt said this about his work, “My wife still does not understand what I do but essentially, I help manage Altair’s relationships with the credit bureaus and the day-to-day requirements that drive these partnerships. My Team and I support everything from onboarding our Clients’ with the credit bureaus to helping them navigate complex engagement models to ensure compliance requirements are met so we all remain good stewards of the sensitive consumer data we’ve been entrusted with.”

When he’s not at work, he is probably working in the yard, fishing/scuba diving or playing golf.

He shares his free time with his wife & kids.

DAVID HUNTER, VP of Analytics
As VP of Analytics, David takes giant stacks of data and somehow makes sense out of it all.

When he’s not at work, he is probably going for long bike rides in the mountains.

ALICE WALTON, Senior Account Manager
Alice is a Fairy Godmother to her clients, making their data wishes come true.

When not at work, she is probably playing in the dirt watching her plants and flowers grow, Playing games, reading a good book, food, fun and laughter with family and friends are what she does with her free time.

KIERSTEN HOVEST, Customer Success Manager
Kiersten is the go-to person for a variety of Altair’s great customers! She gets the data they need when they need it, lets them know if they’re missing out on anything Altair has to offer, and makes sure they stick around for awhile. 

When she is not working, you can find her anywhere with live music, at the lake, trying out the newest Nashville spot, cheering on the Kentucky Wildcats, or relaxing at home!

She shares her free time with her friends, family, and fiancé!

TJ MAYS, Chief Technology Officer
TJ is responsible for coordinating, planning, and leading computer-related activities in the organization. He helps determine the IT needs of the organization and is responsible for implementing computer systems to fulfill the organization’s information systems requirements.

When he is not at work, he is probably playing with his kids or watching “THE” Ohio State Football games.His free time is spent with his family — mostly running around to different extracurricular activities.

TODD BRADSHAW, Senior Account Executive
AKA Data Seller, Todd loves helping clients acquire the perfect list and hearing them call back and say: “keep it coming”…

When he is not at work, he’s probably hauling the boat and camper back and forth to the lake and enjoying time at the lake.  He spends time every morning either riding the Peloton or walking the hills in his neighborhood. In the evenings and weekends it’s tennis, yard work, and Georgia Bulldawg Football.

He shares his free time with his wife, 2 kids, and 4 grandkids: Fun! Fun! Fun!

STEPHANIE CAMPBELL, Manager of Sales & Marketing
Stephanie seeks out and forms relationships with business leaders who can benefit from Altair’s solutions. She comes shoulder to shoulder with prospective clients to craft a custom solution that helps them identify and target their desired audience quickly and efficiently. She loves to make Altair’s clients look like rockstars and save their company time and money while boosting their results.

When she’s not at work, she is likely at the gym, trying the newest coffee shop in town, supporting local businesses, DIYing home renovation projects, teaching Sunday school at church, catching up on the latest reality TV show, or cheering on the Baylor Bears! 

She shares her free time with her husband Michael and their two fur-babies, Barkley and Myla.

MANDI CANNON, Product Manager
Mandi’s job is to ensure customer success on our online platforms. She helps train new customers on our online DataCloud and is always asking for feedback on how to make it even better! 

When she’s not working, she is probably running kids around to soccer, reading for book club, traveling, or spending time outdoors.She is a social butterfly and enjoys hanging out with neighbors, friends, family, and especially her sweet kiddos (her son is in middle school and her daughter is in elementary school).

SARAH EMMETS, Account Manager
Sara takes care of client needs on a day-to-day basis to ensure we are providing the best quality service.

When not at work, Sara is usually exploring new places in the area with friends, working out or getting out on a beautiful day for some hiking.

CYNDI NEAL, Onboarding Coordinator
Cyndi works directly with Altair’s new clients to help them get onboarded with the credit bureaus.

When not at work, she is talking aimlessly to her dogs. When living alone in the middle of the woods… conversation isn’t always easy to come by.

She shares her time with her pet, her kids, and her family. She is always with her dogs, but has her grandkids most weekends. They love seeing all the wild animals that frequent her area and are playing in the creeks.

JOHN GRIMSLEY, Director of Client Services
John is the Director of Client Services. He oversee Altair’s stellar team of Account Managers to make sure clients get everything they need to be successful. He also works with the Altair internal teams to develop new and innovative ways to enhance the customer experience. His ultimate goal is to ensure the satisfaction of all  Altair’s clients.

When he is not at work, he is probably throwing a baseball with his son, swimming with his daughter, or chasing their puppy around the house.


Shane oversees production, quality and development of several very large databases, and a few small ones. He also help oversee the delivery of custom data needs for our clients.

When not working, Shane is probably at the gym working out.  Netflixxing. Or planning a vacation.

He shares his free time with his wife, Shannon and their Border Collie, Leah.  And their son Drew when possible.