Executive Vice President
Robert Girardi has been our Executive Vice President since February 12, 2021. Mr. Girardi is currently a Partner at Avista and originally joined Avista in 2010. Prior to joining Avista, Mr. Girardi was a Senior Associate at Quadrangle Group where he focused on private equity investments in the media and communications industries.
Prior to joining Quadrangle, Mr. Girardi was an Associate at Bear Stearns Merchant Banking where he focused on private equity investments across a range of industries. Mr. Girardi also worked as an Analyst in the investment banking division at J.P. Morgan. Mr. Girardi currently serves on the board of directors of Arcadia Consumer Healthcare, GCM Holding Corporation, ACP Northern Holdings and United BioSource Corporation and previously served on the board of directors of DataBank Holdings, MPI Research, Inc. and Telular Corporation.
Mr. Girardi received a B.S. with highest distinction in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an M.B.A. with honors from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Palmer Scholar.