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Our Team

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Co-Founder
Andrew Banks

Andrew Banks

Co-Founder

Andrew Banks and Royce Yudkoff co-founded Abry in 1989. Prior to forming Abry, Andrew and Royce were affiliated with Bain & Company, an international management consulting firm, where they shared responsibility for Bain’s media practice. Andrew is a graduate of Harvard Law School, a Rhodes Scholar with a Master’s degree from Oxford University, and an honors graduate of the University of Florida.

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Co-Founder
Royce Yudkoff

Royce Yudkoff

Co-Founder

Andrew Banks and Royce Yudkoff co-founded Abry in 1989. Prior to forming Abry, Andrew and Royce were affiliated with Bain & Company, an international management consulting firm, where they shared responsibility for Bain’s media practice. Royce graduated as a Baker Scholar from Harvard Business School and is an honors graduate of Dartmouth College.

Royce is currently a Professor of Management Practice at Harvard Business School and co-author of Think Big, Buy Small: Own Your Own Company (Harvard Business Review Press). He is a director of numerous companies.

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Chair
Peggy Koenig

Peggy Koenig

Chair

Peggy joined Abry in 1993. Peggy is the chair of Abry. Previously she was the co-CEO and Managing Partner of the Firm. From 1988 through 1992, Ms. Koenig was a Vice President, Partner and member of the Board of Directors of Sillerman Communications Management Corporation, a merchant bank, making investments principally in the radio industry. She also serves on the Cornell Tech Council and the Cornell University Board of Trustees where she is a Vice Chair, the Advisory Board of the Carr Center for Human Rights at Harvard’s Kennedy School and the National Board of Cradles to Crayons. She is also the Producing Director of Black Cap Productions. She is also a member of Citi Private Bank’s North American Advisory Board. Ms. Koenig received her MBA from the Wharton Business School and her undergraduate degree from Cornell University. She also received a Fellowship at Harvard University’s Advanced Leadership Initiative.

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Managing Partner & Co-CEO
C. J. Brucato

C. J. Brucato

Managing Partner & Co-CEO

C. J. Brucato joined Abry in 1996. He has originated, supervised and sold numerous companies in Abry’s targeted sectors. Areas of focus have included cyber security, data centers, communications and business services. Prior to joining Abry, C. J. was a member of the Media and Communications Group at Prudential Securities, Inc. He is a graduate of Princeton University.

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Managing Partner & Co-CEO
Jay Grossman

Jay Grossman

Managing Partner & Co-CEO

Jay Grossman joined Abry in 1996. Jay is the co-CEO of Abry. He has originated, supervised and sold numerous companies in Abry’s targeted sectors. Areas of focus have included cable television, communications, data centers and business services. Prior to joining Abry Jay was Managing Director and co-head of the Media and Entertainment Group at Prudential Securities, Inc. Previously, he was a member of the corporate finance department of Kidder, Peabody & Company, specializing primarily in media and entertainment companies. Jay received an MBA from Harvard Business School and is an honors graduate of Dickinson College.

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Partner
Azra Kanji

Azra Kanji

Partner

Azra Kanji joined Abry in March of 2003. She has originated, supervised and sold numerous companies. Areas of focus have included media and telecommunications investments as well as investments in the financial services, travel, compliance, subscription information, and marketing services businesses. Prior to joining Abry, Azra was a member of the media and communications group at Goldman Sachs where she served in the Communications, Media, and Entertainment group. Azra is a graduate of Duke University.

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Partner
Rob MacInnis

Rob MacInnis

Partner

Rob MacInnis joined Abry in 1998. He is responsible for working with portfolio companies to improve operations and support management teams. He has worked with numerous Abry portfolio companies in healthcare IT, insurance services, business services and education. Prior to joining Abry, Rob was associated with PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he was a senior manager in the Merger and Acquisition Group. Rob received an MBA summa cum laude from Boston University and is a summa cum laude graduate of Merrimack College.

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Rob Nicewicz

Rob Nicewicz

Partner

Rob Nicewicz joined Abry in 2009. He has evaluated, overseen, financed, and sold numerous companies in Abry’s targeted sectors. Rob’s area of focus have included communications, machine-to-machine, healthcare IT and data centers. Prior to joining Abry, Rob was a member of  the Technology, Telecom & Digital Media group of Harris Williams & Co.  Rob graduated magna cum laude from Babson College.

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Partner
Nathan Ott

Nathan Ott

Partner

Nathan Ott joined Abry in 2012. He has diligenced, supervised, financed and sold numerous companies in Abry’s targeted sectors. Nathan’s areas of focus include insurance services, healthcare service, business services and communications. Prior to joining Abry, Nathan was at M|C Partners where he was involved in a variety of media, communications and business services private equity investments. Previously, he was an investment banking analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the Telecom, Media and Technology group. Nathan graduated from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

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Partner
Bob Pan

Bob Pan

Partner

Bob joined Abry in 2007. He is focused on leading Abry’s sourcing efforts in North America for all Abry fund strategies. Prior to joining Abry, Mr. Pan was an investment banking analyst in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group of UBS Investment Bank. Mr. Pan is a graduate of Duke University.

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