“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity.
The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
– Winston Churchill
As Managing Partner and COO, Andy focuses on operations, fund management, finance, and legal/compliance. Andy managed the spinout of Volition from Fidelity in 2010.
Before the Volition spinout, Andy was the CFO of Fidelity Ventures for ten years, focused primarily on finance and investment support. Previously, he was the VP of Finance at Thomas H. Lee Partners. Andy began his career in auditing and consulting at Coopers & Lybrand.
Andy earned a Master’s Degree in Finance from Boston College and a BS in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Fun Facts about Andy
- Andy is a huge history buff and an avid reader of non-fiction. He loves learning about the causes and pressures influencing major historical trends. He also enjoys learning about the people who influenced the direction of history and those who often faced horrifying decisions and challenges as they found themselves in the middle of historical events (he’s always willing to talk about his favorite books – just ask!)
- He’s always been a big sports fan, particularly of the NE Patriots and the Boston Red Sox. In fact, one of the primary reasons for Andy moving to Boston was sports. (Fun fact – he’s witnessed TWO baseball no-hitters in person).
- Andy loves nature and being outdoors, including boating, hiking, skiing, and kayaking.
- His 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.
“As the person behind the scenes, I am actively involved in every investment we make here at Volition. I have the privilege of seeing the big picture. Each partner has their own style, but as a firm, we do what we say we do – and that’s unique in this industry.”
NEWS & INSIGHTS
4/20/20by Andy Flaster On March 27, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act... more
12/20/19Boston Business Journal: Volition Capital closes $600M in separate funds for new... more
12/19/19Wall Street Journal: Growth-Equity Firm Volition Raises $600 Million for Pair of... more
7/26/16Reaffirms Commitment To Being The Premier Small Cap Technology Growth Equity Fund... more
1/11/10Boston, MA - Volition Capital today announced its establishment as an independent... more