Meet our 2023 Annual Celebration honorees: Marcus Shaw


We are excited to announce that Marcus Shaw will be one of our honorees at LEDA’s Annual Celebration on May 3! Marcus is the Chief Executive Officer and President of AltFinance, which provides students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities exploring a future in finance with clear pathways and guidance to help turn their ambition and potential into a rewarding career.

Marcus ShawMarcus has spent more than 20 years in the financial and nonprofit sectors, including entrepreneurial, executive, and other positions at firms including Height Analytics, Piedmont Investor Advisors and Bank of America. Most recently, he founded Montgomery TechLab, an organization to support inclusive economic growth in Montgomery, AL, through the advancement of tech-based careers and ventures. He also served as the CEO of The Company Lab (CO.LAB), where he led the development and execution of a strategic plan to grow innovation and entrepreneurship in southeast Tennessee.

Marcus previously served as the senior director of business development and partnerships for Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT), AltFinance’s career development partner. Marcus’ experience also includes more than a decade of working in equity research and investment management. He was the Head of Tech, Media and Telecom research at a Washington, D.C.-based investment advisor focused on policy and regulated industries. Prior to this position, he was a member of Bank of America’s Telecom Services equity research team. He started his career as a network engineer with IBM. 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 M.B.A. from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.


Published April 11, 2023

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