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Andy S. Bodea
Operating Partner

Andy joined AEA in 2019 as an Operating Partner. Andy is a global, technology-focused operations executive with a Ph.D. in Information Systems and a 30-year track record achieving results for leading companies in the fintech, technology and services sectors. In his role at AEA, Andy supports the management and development of portfolio companies and pursues investment opportunities in technology enabled services.

Most recently, Andy was Chief Global Operations Officer at Equifax. While at Equifax, he spent half his time helping the company grow and the other half helping the company run. Andy partnered directly with the CEO to increase the market value of Equifax eight-fold. He oversaw innovative market expansion, technology, product, and sales excellence initiatives, as well as led the successful integration of large acquisitions. Andy also took on a key role of extracting operating efficiencies, minimizing costs, and remediating security. Prior to Equifax, Andy served in various Vice President roles at The Home Depot, where he led the successful transformation of a Home Services Business and that of a Special Orders Business. Earlier in his career, Andy worked at General Electric where he co-pioneered the Six Sigma effort and led Large Account sales. He began his career in consulting at Monitor Group and McKinsey & Company.

Throughout his career, Andy’s strategic understanding of technology has helped him anticipate and harness state-of-the-art technologies to gain an operating and marketing edge. These include the creation of the first corporate website, the first adoption of Customer Relationship Management Software, and the early adoption of the cloud, robotic process automation, application programming interface, and omni channel artificial intelligence at the companies where he previously worked. His Ph.D. thesis was on revenue and productivity growth through technology strategy and was conducted at Harvard Business School.

Andy is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and currently serves on the board of FinanceIt.

Education Ph.D. in Information Systems and Business Management, Harvard University
M.S. in Applied Mathematics, Harvard University
B.A. in Applied Mathematics, University of California Berkeley
Location New York
Business Private Equity, Middle Market

  • $15b

    With over $15 billion under management, AEA is a leader in global, middle-market private investing.

  • 130+

    With approximately 135 employees, including approximately 90 investment professionals, AEA’s experienced and focused team leverages deep industry knowledge and exceptional operational expertise.

  • 5/3

    With five offices across three continents, AEA has an unparalleled global network of relationships with family owners of industrial companies, business executives and influential government leaders.

  • 1968

    Founded in 1968 by members of the world’s leading industrial families, AEA is one of the oldest and most experienced private equity firms with a long legacy of success.

  • 75

    AEA has more than 75 Participants, who include some of the world’s pre-eminent industrial families, business executives and former government leaders.