‍Heritage

Learn about our history and work

Heritage

Anchored into our culture, we create long lasting relationships with our clients based on mutual trust as we tell them unbiased view about their business situation.

Antonio Gaudí

Born in Barcelona, Spain in 1852, Antonio Gaudí was an architect who has become internationally recognized as one of the most prestigious top exponents of Modernism. His exceptional ground-breaking genius made him the inventor of a unique architectural language that combines his major passions: architecture, nature and religion. He worked extensively with craft mosaic or “trencadis” which used waste ceramic pieces to create some of his works.

When Juan-Carlos Martínez founded Altair in Barcelona in 2002, he was inspired by the 150th anniversary of Gaudi’s birth. Thus, Juan-Carlos decided to take one of Gaudis’ mosaics located at Park Güell, Barcelona as the firm’s logo. It represents many things but primarily has three meanings:

  • Star: as the name of our firm Altair
  • Clover: as our connection with nature when developing mathematical models
  • Earth: as the place where we live and deliver our value to our business clients

Who knows, but maybe our paths will cross again in the future. In 2027 Altair will be celebrating its 25th anniversary and it is predicted time when Gaudi’s masterpiece, church of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, plans to be finished after almost 150 years of construction.

Our Story

The path we tread, with many memorable and triumphant milestones, is guided by one thing: our culture

2002

The Cornerstone

Altair was founded in Barcelona by a group of visionaries aiming at high-quality, tailor-made and quantitative consulting services.

2006

Going into Banking

The project with a leading bank group in Spain marked the beginning of a long and fruitful relationship. From here, banking has now grown into one of Altair's four main sectors.

2006

The Growth Momentum

The year saw Altair's quick expansion in sector profile; besides Banking, our successful project with a Fortune 500 Automotive group lifted Altair up to a brand new development phase.

2007

Going Global

Altair's project for a leading global energy group in multiple locations marks the company's growth into a truly international player.

2008

New Office in Madrid

Altair opened Madrid office in 2008 to better serve multinationals whose headquarters usually located in the city, while leveraging opportunities in Latin America.

2012

Presence in Emerging Markets

As the emerging markets became a stronger force, Altair opened Mexico City office to seize the new opportunities at a close range.

2012

Ten Years' Anniversary

Completing a decade of practice, Altair established its name as a boutique with trustworthy consulting service and top-notch talents, working with multinational companies globally.

2013

Embracing the American Way

The opening of Boston office announced Altair's first step in North America, marking an important step forward in our global vision. Our founder moved to Boston with his family to lead new step in USA.

2015

Never Stop Exploring

Altair always keeps on looking for the next challenge and opportunity to speak with a different culture. With one of our global client, we set foot for the first time in North Africa.

2017

London Calling

To enhance our competence in financial services, Altair is opening a new office in London to expand current client portfolio and deal with uncertainties with Brexit under way.

2019

Boston Became Firm Headquarters

Altair's Headquarters located in Boston truly captures the firms' corporate identity.

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