Andy joined Svoboda Capital Partners (“SC”) as a Managing Director and Operating Partner in February 2007 after serving on SC’s Advisory Board since 1998. As Operating Partner, Andy works with SC’s portfolio companies as well as focusing on underperformance, operational improvements and supply chain efficiencies throughout SC’s portfolios. Andy serves on the boards of Infinite Packaging Group, DataBank, and Border Construction Specialties.
Andy was formerly CEO of Nashua Corporation, a $300 million publically traded NASDAQ company that converts, coats and prints paper for a wide variety of business applications. He joined Nashua in April 2000 and became its Chairman/CEO in December 2000. Andy stepped down as CEO in May 2006 and remained Chairman of Nashua’s Board of Directors until October 2009.
Prior to April 2000, Andy spent 24 years at Rittenhouse, LLC as Chairman/CEO from 1976 to 2000. During his tenure at Rittenhouse, sales grew from $6 million to $150 million. Rittenhouse was sold to Nashua in April 2000. Andy spent seven years as a commercial banker (1969 to 1976) at Irving Trust Company in New York and American National Bank and Trust Co. of Chicago.
Andy serves on the Board of Directors of Forsythe Technologies, Lawson Products and Transco, Inc. He also serves on the University of Wisconsin School of Business Dean’s Advisory Board and the Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship Advisory Board. Andy serves on the Board of Directors for the National Parkinson Foundation. He also serves on the Northwestern University Parkinson’s Disease Advisory Board.
Andy graduated from Washington University with a BA in 1967, and received his MBA from University of Wisconsin in 1969.