Andrew Marks
Partner

Prior to Freemark, Andrew was a Managing Director at Blue Ridge Capital, a public equities-focused investment firm. At Blue Ridge, Andrew invested in companies across a wide variety of industries and geographies using a long-term, fundamental approach.  Before joining Blue Ridge, Andrew was an analyst at The Blackstone Group, where he focused on private credit.  Andrew graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Politics, Philosophy and Economics.

Matthew Ford
Partner

Matt previously spent eight years working closely with middle-market companies at two private equity firms, Bregal Partners and ShoreView Industries.  Matt started his career as a management consultant at BCG.  Originally from Iowa, Matt graduated first in his class with a B.B.A. from the Henry B. Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa.  He received an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated with highest distinction and was the top first-year student.

J.J. Hearty
Principal

JJ previously was a Director at Riverside Partners, a Boston-based middle-market private equity firm. At Riverside, JJ helped manage the firm’s intermediary relationships and evaluate new investments.  Before joining Riverside, JJ spent the early years of his career at UBS and Brown Brothers Harriman. JJ holds a B.A. in Economics, cum laude, from St. Lawrence University and an M.B.A. from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

Yifan Lai
Associate

Prior to Freemark, Yifan was one of the founding members of the finance team at Driver, a cancer genomics and therapeutics startup. Yifan started his career as an Investment Banking Analyst in the Global Industrial Group at Goldman Sachs.  Yifan was born and raised in Hangzhou, China, and graduated with highest distinction from the Henry B. Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa with B.B.A. degrees in Finance and Economics.