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 as well as in real estate.

Ellen is deeply involved in numerous philanthropic pursuits, having launched a number of programs and initiatives. She is a Co-Founder 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.  She is also 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 passionate about the environment being a member of the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Los Angeles Leadership Council and Conservation International’s Leadership Council.  She is also a member of  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 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.

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.