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. He currently serves as a Director of ACP Northern Holdings, GCM Holding Corporation and United BioSource Corporation and previously served as a Director of Arcadia Consumer Healthcare, 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.