Andrew Schupak has 20 years of investment banking and private equity experience spanning leveraged finance, restructuring, capital markets and M&A in sectors as varied as gaming, hospitality, real estate, professional sports, food and consumer products. He was President of merchant banking firm Schupak Group, and provided financial advisory services to clients through affiliate Esopus Capital Management. Among his many accomplishments with Schupak Group/Esopus Capital, he structured, capitalized and managed a joint-venture with a €1.4 billion revenue Spanish branded food company in the acquisition of the 2nd largest rice producer in the US. Previously, Andrew founded and ran the Financial Sponsors Group at Wasserstein Perella & Co. After the company's sale to Dresdner Kleinwort in 2000, he served as a Managing Director, ran the Private Equity Advisory Group and served on the firm's operating and fairness committees. He also integrated their European private equity activities to successfully implement cross border and international transaction development and execution.