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Andrew Hauptman is an American business executive, philanthropist and civic leader and chairman of Andell Holdings, a private investment firm and family office he controls with his wife, Ellen Bronfman Hauptman. Andell invests directly in private and public companies and real estate, acquiring control and minority stakes, as well as with top-tier investment managers across the globe. Since co-founding the firm, Andrew has grown Andell into one of the leading family office entities in the nation.
Andrew currently serves on the advisory boards of Altas Partners and Pendulum Holdings. From 2007-2019, Andrew was the owner and chairman of Major League Soccer’s Chicago Fire Soccer Club. Under his leadership, the club experienced dramatic growth, expanding its global reach and increasing the franchise value more than 11-fold. The Club was consistently recognized for its deep community engagement and in 2019 received the ESPN Sports Humanitarian Team of the Year Award. Additionally, Andrew led a successful and complex multi-year effort to re-locate the team back to the city of Chicago and Soldier Field. In 2017, he was inducted into the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.
Andrew is engaged across a host of philanthropic and civic initiatives. He is a board member of the Center for American Progress. For more than 12 years, Andrew served as a national trustee for City Year, Inc. and was elected charter trustee in 2020. He also co-founded and led the effort to bring City Year to Los Angeles in 2007, where he served as chairman for nine years and continues as chair emeritus. He serves on the leadership council of Service Year Alliance, advisory board of the Los Angeles Coalition for the Economy and Jobs, leadership council of International Medical Corps and served as president of the Chicago Fire Foundation for 12 years. He co-founded and serves as director of the Bronfman Hauptman Foundation and is a co-founder and trustee of the Charles Bronfman Prize.
Earlier in his career, Andrew was a senior executive with Universal Studios in London and played a key role in the oversight of its international operations. He produced feature films through Andell Entertainment, including “State of Play,” starring Russell Crowe, and “Millions,” directed by Danny Boyle. Andrew also worked in restructurings and mergers and acquisitions at Alex. Brown & Sons in New York.
Andrew holds a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.