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Our Team

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Claire Berding

Claire Berding

Associate

Claire Berding joined Abry in 2021. She is responsible for analyzing new investments, working with portfolio companies, and supporting sale transactions. Prior to joining Abry, she was a member of the Financial Institutions Group in the Investment Banking Division at J.P. Morgan. Claire graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and Accounting.

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Andrew Connolly

Andrew Connolly

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Andrew Connolly joined Abry in 2020. He is responsible for analyzing new investments, working with portfolio companies and supporting sale transactions. Prior to joining Abry, he was a member of the investment banking group at PJ SOLOMON specializing in the firm’s M&A practice. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Statistics from Harvard College.

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Sabrina Gosman

Sabrina Gosman

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Sabrina Gosman joined Abry in 2021. She is responsible for analyzing new investments, working with portfolio companies, and supporting sale transactions. Prior to joining Abry, Sabrina was a member of the Communications Group at Citi. Sabrina graduated summa cum laude from Georgetown University, where she earned a B.A. in Economics and a minor in Business Administration.

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Patrick McLaughlin

Patrick McLaughlin

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Patrick McLaughlin joined Abry in 2021.  He is responsible for analyzing new investments, working with portfolio companies, and supporting sale transactions.  Prior to joining Abry, Patrick was a member of the investment team at Guidepost Growth Equity (FKA: North Bridge Growth Equity), where he sourced and executed a variety of structured equity investments in the vertical software and data services sectors.  Previously, he was an investment banking analyst in the Technology, Media & Telecommunications group at Guggenheim Partners.  Patrick is a graduate of Williams College, where he earned his B.A. in Political Economy and English.

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Daniel Prawdzik

Daniel Prawdzik

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Dan joined Abry in 2020. He is responsible for analyzing new investments, working with portfolio companies, and supporting sale transactions. Prior to joining Abry, he was a member of the Financial Institutions Group at J.P. Morgan. Dan graduated magna cum laude from Northeastern University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with concentrations in Finance and Accounting and a minor in Economics.

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Max Ray

Max Ray

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Max Ray joined Abry in 2022.  He is responsible for analyzing new investments, working with portfolio companies, and supporting sale transactions.  Prior to joining Abry, Max was a member of the investment team at Grain Management, where he was responsible for investment underwriting, portfolio performance tracking, and analytical support for firm-wide deal sourcing.  Prior to Grain Management, he was a member of the Communications, Media & Entertainment group at RBC.  Max is a graduate of Holy Cross, where he earned his B.A. in Accounting.

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Nikhil Smith

Nikhil Smith

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Nikhil Smith joined Abry in 2022. He is responsible for analyzing new investments, working with portfolio companies, and supporting sale transactions. Prior to joining Abry, he was a member of the Technology Investment Banking group at Piper Sandler. Nikhil graduated from Macalester College, where he earned a B.A. in Economics and Computer Science, and was a member of the men’s basketball team.

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Gil Roddy

Gil Roddy

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Gil Roddy joined Abry in 2022. He is responsible for analyzing new investments, working with portfolio companies, and supporting sale transactions. Prior to joining Abry, he was a member of the Communications, Media & Entertainment group at RBC Capital Markets. Gil graduated from Bowdoin College, where he earned a B.A. in Economics and was a member of the men’s tennis team.

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Jake Morgan

Jake Morgan

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Jake Morgan joined Abry in 2022.  He is responsible for analyzing new investments, working with portfolio companies, and supporting sale transactions.  Prior to joining Abry, Jake was a member of the technology & services investment banking team at Raymond James. Jake graduated cum laude from Boston College, where he earned a B.S. in Finance and a minor in Mandarin.

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Ben Wachtel

Ben Wachtel

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Ben Wachtel joined Abry in 2022. He is responsible for analyzing new investments, working with portfolio companies and supporting sale transactions. Prior to joining Abry, he was a member of the Consumer & Retail Group at Financo | Raymond James. Ben holds a B.B.A. with High Distinction from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

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