Altman Solon Alumni
Our people make a difference in TMT, at our firm and wherever their careers take them.
There is no shortage of career paths that employees at Altman Solon take. While many individuals choose to advance their career at the firm, others may take on a new opportunity or opt to pursue an advanced degree. Our alums build upon the skills and relationships they cultivate during their time at Altman Solon to bring their curiosity, intellect, and innovation to new endeavors, including roles as CEOs and board members of global Telecommunications, Media, and Technology companies, partners at leading investment firms, founders of successful startups, leaders of impactful NGOs, and more. Below is a sampling of where our alumni have landed:
Alibaba Group, Amazon, American Express, Blue Apron, Bullhorn, Cisco, Comcast, Disney, Ericsson, Google, Hubert Burda Media, Major League Baseball, Microsoft, Netflix, Peloton, PlayStation, Sky Networks, Spotify, Square, TripAdvisor, Turn, Uber, United States Congress, Wayfair
Whether diving further into the TMT industry, exploring the fast-paced venture capital world, or pursuing an advanced degree, Altman Solon alumni continue to make a difference with the work that they do.
Alumni Spotlights and Reflections
Madison Razaei | Vice President of New Business Strategy, Verizon
Madison joined Altman Solon in the Boston office in 2012. Following a brief stint at Solon Munich, she relocated to the San Francisco office in 2015. Now at Verizon, Madison focuses on identifying and pursuing large, near-term augmentation opportunities for the telco business. Madison holds a BA from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Wharton.
“Altman Solon turbo-launched my career and I could not be more grateful. I had the privilege of being surrounded by brilliant, kind people who generously contributed their time and knowledge to my development. I learned how to identify big problems, find answers when they were not apparent, and align around the data-driven truth. It also laid a framework of how to build a culture based on shared values and compassion. Altman Solon is a special place and I am honored to be an alumna.”
Yifei Huang | Network Strategist, Vodafone Australia
Yifei Huang joined Altman Solon (formerly Venture Consulting) in January 2017 after pursuing his Bachelor’s in Engineering at the University of New South Wales Australia and his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, with a specialty in 5G Networks, from The Australian National University. He advanced to a Lead Telco Specialist over the course of his two and a half years with the firm before leaving to join Vodafone Australia as a Network Strategist. He is now pursuing his MBA at London Business School.
When reflecting on his time with Altman Solon, Yifei said, “I developed strong strategic and consultative skills during my time at the firm and have remained close with my peers since leaving. Altman Solon provided me the opportunity to hone my analytical skills and gain formative experience in the professional consulting world that has since helped me take my career to the next level and allowed me to become a subject matter expert around wireless and telco.”
Mir Faiyaz | Partner, Soma Capital
Mir interned at Altman Solon in the summer of 2015 and joined full-time in 2016 after graduating from Dartmouth College. Since leaving the firm, he worked at Iconiq Capital on the growth investing team until he joined Soma Capital, a multi-stage Silicon Valley venture capital group, as an investor. At Soma, Mir is helping out with early-stage investments while also building out their growth-stage investing platform.
“Altman Solon has been instrumental to my career development. The skills I learned while at Altman helped me ramp quickly into my new roles after and allowed me to contribute early on. The training and mentorship, combined with its culture of excellence, has instilled in me a certain dedication to quality that I’m confident will stand me in good stead for the rest of my career. I thank Altman Solon for investing in my growth, both personal and professional, and for giving me the opportunity to make lifelong friends that are still close to me today!”
Rashmi Melgiri | Entrepreneur, Co-Founder, CoverWallet
Rashmi joined Altman Solon as a Consultant in 2009. Prior to joining the firm, Rashmi earned her Bachelor’s degree in Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and an MBA at MIT Sloan. After six years at the firm, during which she advanced to a Manager role, Rashmi left to start CoverWallet, which helps small and medium-sized startups and enterprises understand, purchase, and manage their insurance coverage. Shortly after CoverWallet was acquired by Aon in 2020, Rashmi decided to begin working on a new startup – stay tuned!
“My time at Altman Solon established the foundation for dissecting problems, envisioning a solution, planning a project, and managing a team to execute. At Altman Solon, I always loved that the people in the highest positions in the company could, and often would, do any of the roles required on a team, which was instrumental in making them the effective leaders that they are. The firm’s leadership has done a tremendous job building a culture where everyone is treated with respect, encouraged, and supported through their professional journeys.”
Adam Cohen-Aslatei | Founder and CEO, S’More Date
Adam Cohen-Aslatei joined Altman Solon in 2015 as a Consultant in our New York City office. He left to drive marketing efforts at Jun Group before taking the entrepreneurial path by founding S’More. S’More, a dating app, transforms the way people interact and form relationships by revealing more about a potential match with continued conversation, encouraging app users to get to know one another before making a decision based on a headshot. Since 2019, S’More has raised over $3.2M in seed funding.
Adam said that his experience at Altman Solon “gave me the tools I needed to launch a successful startup, from fostering client relationships and performing robust data analytics, to constructing and delivering quality presentations that pack a punch. The practical experience and amazing team members all served to prepare me for startup life.”
Altman Solon’s Alumni Committee
Altman Solon’s Alumni Committee is a group of current employees working to forge stronger connections across our alumni community through a number of initiatives, including a quarterly newsletter, virtual and in-person networking, panels, and more.
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