|UCLA , MBA , Finance|
|UC Berkeley , BS , Engineering|
Inkling, Kno, OpenTable,
Andrew leads Grant Thornton’s Bay Area Valuation Practice and provides a range of services to entrepreneurial and venture backed companies, including both those that are raising their Seed round and those that are ready for an IPO or sale. His team addresses valuation, capital structure, compensation, and operational issues including compliance with tax and financial reporting requirements. They work with companies across the technology spectrum, including social networking, cloud computing, software, and hardware. They also have developed a focus in CleanTech.
Prior to Grant Thornton, Andrew had similar roles with Huron Consulting Group, Sutter Securities, and KPMG. He also took a turn as a start-up CFO at MagnetPoint, an early stage communications software company and has lead family office investments, including ChartWare, an electronic medical records star-up. In a prior career he worked in construction management where he helped build tangible things, including the Santa Clara County Jail (which he hopes is relatively unknown to the Vator community).
Andrew received a BS in Structural/Civil Engineering from UC Berkeley with a minor in Architecture and a very minor minor in Crew (Cal 155). He attended UCLA’s Anderson School where he received an MBA in finance and considered a career in the film industry until he saw the movie “Swimming with Sharks” at which point he returned to the relative calm of the Bay Area.