Ellen Bronfman Hauptman

Ellen Bronfman Hauptman is Co-Chairman of Andell Inc., a private investment firm and family office that she controls with her husband, Andrew Hauptman. Andell invests directly in private and public companies, acquiring controlling and minority stakes, and Andell’s real estate platform provides both debt and equity financing across property types.

In addition to this work, Ellen is involved in numerous philanthropic pursuits, having launched a number of programs and initiatives. She is a Co-Founder of the Hauptman Family Foundation and a Co-Founder and Board Member of City Year Los Angeles, an education-focused nonprofit that engages young people from diverse backgrounds for a year of full-time community service in our nation’s most challenged schools. She also helped create Andell Family Sundays, an initiative to involve low-income families and children in the arts at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Ellen is a member of the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Los Angeles Leadership Council, Conservation International’s Leadership Council and Visionary Women’s Visionary Circle. Previously, Ellen worked as a producer and film buyer for documentary and feature films at Cineplex Odeon, a North American-based theatrical exhibitor. She is a graduate of Yale University.

Andrew Hauptman

Andrew Hauptman is the Chairman of Andell Inc., a private investment firm and family office he controls along with his wife, Ellen Bronfman Hauptman. Andell invests directly in private and public companies, acquiring controlling and minority stakes, and Andell’s real estate platform provides both debt and equity financing across property types. Andrew oversees the firm’s investment strategy and is actively involved in Andell’s operating businesses.

Andrew currently serves on the Advisory Board of Altas Partners and Pendulum Holdings and has been 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. From 2007 – 2019, Andrew was owner and chairman of Major League Soccer’s Chicago Fire Soccer Club. Under Andrew’s leadership, the Club experienced dramatic growth, with the franchise value increasing more than tenfold. The Club was also consistently recognized for its deep community engagement, having most recently won the 2019 ESPN Sports Humanitarian Team of the Year award. Additionally, Andrew led a complex and successful effort to move the team back to the city of Chicago and Soldier Field.

Andrew co-founded and serves as Director of The Bronfman Hauptman Foundation, which is dedicated to social justice, advancements in education, and environmental protection, and supports many other philanthropic and civic causes. He is a board member of the Center for American Progress, the independent policy institute committed to improving the lives of Americans through bold progressive ideas and leadership. Andrew was elected Charter Trustee of City Year in 2020 after having served as Trustee for more than 12 years. He is the Co-Founder, former Chair of the board for nine years, and now Chair Emeritus of City Year Los Angeles. He serves on the Leadership Council of Service Year Alliance and is a Co-Chair of the organization’s “Serve America Together” campaign, calling on 2020 presidential candidates to make national service a priority – a topic about which he has authored many op-eds. He is Co-Founder and Trustee of The Charles Bronfman Prize, which recognizes young Jewish humanitarians whose innovative work serves to inspire the next generation. Andrew is a member of the Yale University Council, the Advisory Board of The Los Angeles Coalition for the Economy and Jobs, and the Leadership Council of International Medical Corps. Andrew served as President of the Chicago Fire Foundation for 12 years, and in 2017, he was inducted into the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame as Sports Advocate of the Year.

Earlier in his career, Andrew was a senior executive with Universal Studios in London and played a key role in the oversight of its international operations, focusing primarily in the music and filmed entertainment groups. Andrew also previously produced feature films through Andell Entertainment, including “State of Play,” starring Russell Crowe and “Millions,” directed by Danny Boyle. Prior to his time in the media industry, Andrew worked in restructuring and mergers and acquisitions at Alex. Brown & Sons in New York.

Andrew holds a B.A. from Yale University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Stephen Bronfman

Stephen Bronfman is the Executive Chairman of Claridge Inc., where he has spent more than 20 years guiding the firm’s investment strategy and seeking out unique business opportunities both locally and globally. He is equally committed to environmental, cultural and community causes and, with his wife, Claudine, co-chairs the Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Family Foundation.

Mr. Bronfman is also the Chief Revenue Officer of the Liberal Party of Canada and sits on the boards of the Society for the Celebration of Montréal’s 375th Anniversary and the David Suzuki Foundation. In addition, he serves as a member of Christie’s American Advisory Board.

At Claridge, Mr. Bronfman focuses on ventures with solid management and operational credentials, partnering with businesses to achieve long-term value and growth. Investing in sectors ranging from real estate to entertainment, he has led Claridge to strong partnerships and distinct market opportunities with many notable successes.

Under his leadership, both Claridge and his family foundation continue to seek opportunities for achieving exceptional results in the economic and social spheres. He serves as a Director for the Canadian Centre for Architecture.

Claudine Blondin Bronfman

Claudine Blondin Bronfman is a committed philanthropist and seasoned marketing executive. Trained as a brand marketing manager over an almost ten-year career at Molson Coors Brewing Company, Claudine won accolades for repositioning brands and accelerating sales.

Today she puts her marketing expertise and savvy to work as a Director on several boards, where she oversees organizations focused on creativity, whether related to the development of new technology, innovation in sustainable business practices or the promotion of contemporary art. Claudine is Co-Chair of the Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Family Foundation and sits on the boards of C2-MTL, Notman House and Stingray Digital Group Inc. She is the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, in recognition of her significant contributions and achievements.