Andy Flaster,
Managing Partner & COO

“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” Winston Churchill

Andy’s focus 

Operations, Fund management, Finance, and Legal/Compliance.  

Career Highlights

  • Andy is a founding partner of Volition Capital   

  • Prior to founding Volition in 2010, Andy was the CFO of Fidelity Ventures for 10 years, focused primarily on finance and investment support

  • Andy managed the spinout of Volition from Fidelity

  • Previously, he was the VP Finance at Thomas H. Lee Partners

  • Andy began his career in auditing and consulting at Coopers & Lybrand 

  • He earned a Masters in Finance from Boston College, and a BS in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Boards & Associations

  • Founding Board Member, Financial Executives Alliance 

  • Former Board Member, Private Equity CFO Association 

 

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Fun Facts About Andy

  • I am a huge history buff and avid reader of non-fiction. I love to learn about the causes and pressures that influenced major historical trends, and to learn about the people who influenced the direction of history, as well as those who had to face often horrifying decisions and challenges as they found themselves in the middle of historical events. I’m always willing to talk about my favorite books – just ask me. 

  • I have always been a big sports fan, particularly of the NE Patriots and the Boston Red Sox. In fact, one of the primary reasons for my moving to Boston was the sports. Fun fact – I have witnessed two baseball no-hitters in person. 

  • I love nature and being outdoors, including boating, hiking, skiing and kayaking.  

  • My wife was born in Cuba and is writing a book about her family’s experiences living during the Cuban Revolution,immigrating to the US, and then assimilating into American culture. I have two adult children, one not so grown child, our dog Chico, and a large but close extended family.