Andrew A. Thomas

Andy joined Stonebridge in 1998. Andy is involved in all aspects of our Fund IV and Fund V investments, with responsibility for initiating and evaluating investment opportunities, arranging financing, and closing acquisitions, and is a member of the Investment Committee.  He works closely with Stonebridge’s Operating Partners and the portfolio company management teams to implement the growth and productivity improvement plans for the companies. Prior to Stonebridge, Andy was a partner with Hawthorne Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm, where he was responsible for origination, due diligence, financing arrangement and investment monitoring.  Earlier in his career, Andy was a senior member in Bank America’s Structured Finance practice, where he provided acquisition financing for management buyouts. He also held several managerial and process engineering positions in industry, first with the Inland Steel Company (now ArcilorMittal) and later with the Airco Industrial Gases subsidiary of The BOC Group plc.  Andy graduated from Purdue University with a B.S. in Engineering, the Illinois Institute of Technology with a M.S. in Engineering and received his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. Andy currently serves on the Board of Directors of Specialty Bakers and Hydraulex.

Andy resides in Bluffton, S. Carolina with his wife and daughter. His hobbies include golf, high-end audio and cycling.