Danyal joined AEA in 2020 as an Associate. Prior to joining AEA, Danyal was an investment banking analyst at Citigroup in the industrials group in London and at Deutsche Bank in the investment banking group in Frankfurt, covering the German-speaking region. Danyal graduated from Goethe University Frankfurt, where he earned a B.S. (Hons) in Accounting and Finance.
Fred joined AEA in 2020 as an Operating Partner focusing on value-added industrials.
Prior to AEA, Fred served as President and CEO of Masonite International, which went public in 2013 under his leadership. Previously, Fred was President of Human Genetics and Senior Vice President of Supply Chain at Actavis, a specialty pharmaceutical manufacturer. Fred began his career at Honeywell (previously Allied Signal), where he held progressively senior roles.
Lauren joined AEA in 2019 as an Associate. Prior to joining, Lauren was an investment banking analyst at Morgan Stanley in the consumer and retail group. Lauren graduated summa cum laude from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where she earned a B.S. in Economics.
Tom joined AEA in 2019 as an Associate. Prior to joining AEA, Tom was a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group. Tom graduated from M.I.T., where he earned a B.S in Biological Engineering.
Kyle joined AEA in 2019 as an Associate. Prior to joining, Kyle was a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group. Kyle graduated from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin, where he earned a B.B.A. in Finance and Business Honors.
Spencer joined AEA in 2019 as an Associate. Prior to joining AEA, Spencer was an investment banking analyst at PJ Solomon. Spencer graduated with distinction from Stanford University, where he earned a B.S. in Management Science & Engineering.
Casey joined AEA in 2019 as an Associate. Prior to joining AEA, Casey was an investment banking analyst at PJT Partners. Casey graduated summa cum laude from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a B.S. in Economics with a concentration in Finance.
Emma joined AEA in 2019 as an Associate. Prior to joining AEA, Emma was an investment banking analyst at Citigroup in the mergers and acquisitions group. Emma graduated from Dartmouth College with a B.A. in Physics.
Evan joined AEA in 2015 as a member of the Middle Market Private Equity team. He rejoined AEA in 2019 after receiving his MBA at London Business School. Evan focuses on AEA’s investments in Europe and the value-added industrials and services sectors.
Prior to joining AEA, Evan was a strategy consultant at Bain & Company in Atlanta and London.
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 automatic, 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.