Andrew Richards

Founder & CEO
Managing Director
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Mr. Richards founded Swander Pace Capital in 1996 and is SPC’s CEO and Chairman of the Investment Committee. His past Chairmanships include Eagle Pack Pet Foods, Lavo, Liberty Brand Products, Nonni's Food Company, Pineridge Bakery, and S.T. Specialty Foods. He is a current board member at Bäckerhaus Veit, Voortman Cookies, and Reliance, and a former Director of Applegate, Merrick Pet Care, and Kicking Horse Coffee. Mr. Richards is also actively involved with Branch Brook Holdings.

Prior to SPC, he directed the private equity investment program in consumer products for William E. Simon & Sons. Earlier in his career, Mr. Richards was an investment banker at PaineWebber, Inc., where he specialized in emerging growth companies. Mr. Richards received an MBA from Harvard Business School and an AB degree cum laude from Harvard University. He also served on the Presidential Task Force for Market Mechanisms under President Ronald Reagan which studied the causes of the 1987 stock market crash.