Andrew Hauptman is the chairman of Andell Inc., a private investment firm and family office he controls with his wife, Ellen Bronfman Hauptman. Andell invests directly in both control and minority stakes in private and public companies, as well as real estate. Andrew oversees the firm’s investment strategy, and is actively involved in Andell’s sports, real estate, media, and other operating businesses.
Andrew is the owner and chairman of Major League Soccer’s Chicago Fire Soccer Club and is active on the League’s Board of Governors. He currently serves on the advisory board of Altas Partners and has served as a director of numerous public and private companies including BSN SPORTS, Dick Clark Productions, Koor Industries, Loews Cineplex Entertainment, Storage Mobility (PODS) and Canyon Ranch Holdings, amongst others. Examples of past and present companies within the Andell portfolio include The Seagram Co. Ltd., MyEyeDr., NSC Minerals, AmWINS Group, Watco, Savage x Fenty, and University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. Andell’s real estate platform includes a variety of investments across all asset classes and throughout various parts of the capital structure.
Earlier in his career, Andrew worked as a senior executive with Universal Studios in London and played a key role in the oversight of its international operations, focusing primarily on the music and filmed entertainment groups. He also worked in restructuring and mergers and acquisitions with Alex. Brown & Sons in New York.
Andrew has also previously produced feature films through his production company Andell Entertainment, with credits including “State of Play,” starring Russell Crowe and “Millions,” directed by Danny Boyle.
In addition to this work, he is deeply involved in several philanthropic and civic organizations. Andrew serves as a national trustee of City Year and is co-founder and Chair Emeritus of City Year Los Angeles. He is a director of The Bronfman Hauptman Foundation, co-founder and trustee of The Charles Bronfman Prize and President of the Chicago Fire Foundation. Andrew is on the board of the Yale University Council, the advisory board of The Los Angeles Coalition for the Economy and Jobs, and on leadership councils of Service Year and the International Medical Corps.
Andrew holds a B.A. from Yale University and an M.B.A. from Harvard University. He and his wife Ellen Bronfman Hauptman live in Los Angeles with their two children.