2020 Speakers


Andrew Marolda

Managing Director & Co-Founder, The Beekman Group

Mastering the Shark Tank, Private Equity, Friend or Foe?

Mr. Marolda is a Managing Director and Co-Founder of The Beekman Group.  Mr. Marolda has substantial experience in private equity, turnarounds, operations, accounting and finance. Mr. Marolda is a member of the Investment Committee and has oversight responsibility for portfolio company operations and strategic improvement initiatives. Mr. Marolda leads Beekman’s Healthcare Investments and has been involved with the following healthcare services platforms: Gentle Dental, REVA, Simply Beautiful Smiles, Riccobene Associates, New England Management Services, Twin Boro Physical Therapy Associates and Continental Anesthesia. 

Prior to co-founding TBG in 2004, Mr. Marolda held a number of senior operating roles with Fortune 500 companies including American Express where he managed financial structuring and analysis for the company’s strategic equity investments, and Philips Electronics where he was responsible for corporate strategy, planning and analysis. He began his career as a CPA with Ernst & Young in 1991 providing audit services to clients in the financial services sector, and subsequently joined Ernst & Young’s Corporate Finance & Restructuring practice advising distressed companies in Chapter 11 reorganizations, debt refinancing and business divestitures.

Mr. Marolda received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and his MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

The Beekman Group is a private equity firm dedicated to partnering with management teams to grow companies into market leading businesses. Beekman manages over $850 million in assets and has access to additional capital through strategic co-investment relationships.