Andrew Hauptman is an American business executive, philanthropist, and civic leader and Chairman of Andell Holdings, a private investment firm and family office he controls with his wife, Ellen Bronfman Hauptman. Andell invests directly in private and public companies and real estate, acquiring control and minority stakes, as well as with top-tier investment managers across the globe. Since co-founding the firm in 1998, Andrew has grown Andell into one of the leading family office entities in the nation.
Andrew currently serves on the Advisory Boards 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 to 2019, Andrew was the Owner and Chairman of Major League Soccer’s Chicago Fire Soccer Club. Under his leadership, the club experienced dramatic growth, expanding its global reach and increasing the franchise value more than eleven-fold. The Club was also consistently recognized for its deep community engagement and in 2019 received the ESPN Sports Humanitarian Team of the Year Award. Additionally, Andrew led a successful and complex multi-year effort to re-locate the team back to the city of Chicago and Soldier Field. In 2017, he was inducted into the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.
Andrew is deeply engaged across a host of philanthropic and civic initiatives. 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. For more than twelve years, Andrew served as a National Trustee for City Year Inc., an education nonprofit that recruits young adults to serve as AmeriCorps members in public schools, and was elected Charter Trustee in 2020. He also co-founded and led the effort to bring City Year to Los Angeles in 2007, where he served as Chairman for nine years and continues as Chair Emeritus. He serves on the Leadership Council of Service Year Alliance and is a Co-Chair of the organization’s “Serve America Together” campaign, which called on 2020 presidential candidates to make national service a priority – a topic about which he has authored many published op-eds. His personal connection to public service stems from early experiences participating in social service programs in Latin American (Belize) and Sub-Saharan Africa (Lesotho), working on various community-based projects. Andrew is also on the Advisory Board of the Los Angeles Coalition for the Economy and Jobs, the Leadership Council of International Medical Corps, and served as President of the Chicago Fire Foundation for twelve years. He 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 co-founder and Trustee of the Charles Bronfman Prize, which recognizes young humanitarians whose work is grounded in their Jewish values and is of universal benefit to all people.
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. He produced feature films through Andell Entertainment, including “State of Play,” starring Russell Crowe and “Millions,” directed by Danny Boyle. Andrew also worked in restructurings 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.