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Ric Andersen Partner at PeakEquity Partners

Partner, PeakEquity Partners

Ric Andersen joined PeakEquity Partners as a Partner in 2015. Ric leverages over 30 years of business leadership, value creation, and investing in industry, management consulting, and private equity. Ric spent five years at Milestone where he helped to implement a robust value creation and portfolio management program and more recently led their software and technology-enabled services investing practice. Ric continues to serve on the boards of Image API and EnterpriseDB. Prior to Milestone, Ric spent five years at Silver Lake Partners where he was hired to build and co-lead their value creation team. At Silver Lake, Ric was engaged in many of the firm’s investments and portfolio companies and sat on the boards of Sabre and Avaya.

During his tenure with Price Waterhouse, PwC Consulting, and IBM, Ric was a senior partner who built and managed enterprise software/ERP businesses, as well as business process outsourcing operations. He spent much of his early career leading large-scale enterprise software and business process improvement programs for Fortune 500 companies across a variety of industries. While at PwC Consulting, Ric played a central role in planning for and executing the sale of the PwC Consulting business to IBM in 2002, as well as the post-deal integration activities.

Ric is an independent director of Vertex, a large, privately held enterprise software company, as well as American Public Education Inc., a publicly traded, fully accredited online university. He also serves on the board of the Barra Foundation, a large charitable foundation.

Ric is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He holds an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. from Bucknell University.