Jim Quismorio is the principal and CEO of Alto Partners. Jim began his career in 1994 as an M&A banker on Wall Street at Lehman Brothers, rising to Managing Director in 2006 in charge of corporate M&A and strategy in the Asia Executive Office. Jim was part of the senior Management Committee which closed the historic sale of Lehman Brothers’ international businesses to Nomura in 2008. He retired from the industry in 2012 and established the Alto Partners family office with several senior executives from TPG, KKR and Northstar. Jim graduated double Magna Cum Laude with a BS from the Wharton School of Business and a BA in Asian Studies from the University of Pennsylvania in 1994. He also studied economics at Waseda in Japan and is proficient in written and spoken Japanese. He currently sits on the advisory board for several Asia-based start-ups.
Ashley Lee has over 15 years of experience in wealth management and client administration, and currently has joint responsibility at Alto Partners as a Director for asset allocation, fund selection and client relations. She spent 8 years at Barclays Private Bank Hong Kong and DBS Private Bank Singapore, servicing ultra-high net worth clients in North Asia and Asia Pacific. She started her career at Morgan Stanley as a management reporting analyst after graduating in 2006 from Singapore Management University. She also earned her Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 2012.
Nurul joined Alto Partners in 2017 from Kelly Services, where she was a senior account executive with responsibility for HR, finance and accounting. Nurul has close to 20 years of professional experience with several multi-national firms.
Tiang Lim Foo is a Partner and co-founder of Alto Partners’ Forge Ventures seed fund. He is currently serving as a Venture Partner at Next Billion Ventures. He was also a partner at SeedPlus, a leading seed fund in Southeast Asia backed by SGInnovate, Jungle Ventures, Cisco, and IFC. Previously, he launched and managed Evernote's operations in Asia. Tiang has invested in category-leading startups in the region and currently serves on the Board of Qoala, a Sequoia-backed insurance tech company in Indonesia. Tiang graduated from Stanford with a degree in Management and Engineering and holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering with Honors from the National University of Singapore.
Kaspar is a Partner and co-founder of Alto Partners’ Forge Ventures seed fund. He has held investment roles at 500 Startups, Venturra Capital and Koru Partners where he invested in some of the fastest growing startups in Southeast Asia including Grab, Bukalapak and Zilingo. Kaspar was previously a VP at Pomelo where he launched and managed its Indonesia business and oversaw marketing regionally. Kaspar graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Philosophy and Economics from Amherst College.
Yvonne joined Alto Partners in 2019 after a six-year career in the hospitality sector, including four years as Corporate Sales Manager, where she was responsible for customer relationship management, contracts and revenue generation. She embarked on a career transition into finance in 2018, passing the CFA Level 1 Examination. Yvonne graduated from the University of Birmingham with a degree in Business Management.
Alyssa joined Alto Partners in 2019, with a seasoned background in investment banking and trade support. She spent 4 years at Credit Suisse and another 4 years at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Singapore, servicing traders and clients in Europe, Australia and Asia-Pacific. Alyssa graduated from the University of London with a degree in Banking and Finance.
Mark Chang Mun Kee is one of the most iconic entrepreneurs in Asia. He is the founder of JobStreet.com, which he led to become the largest online employment firm in Southeast Asia, and which was eventually acquired by SEEK in 2014. Mark also serves on the boards of Vitrox Technologies, Innity Corporation Berhad, and 104 Corporation in Taiwan. In 1988, he acquired a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas and later attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he was awarded a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1990.