JASON P. ANDRIS
Jason Andris was a Managing Director at VIA, responsible for the overall management of the Firm, and a member of the Investment Committee. He joined in 2001, and after more than ten years working on the investment team, he assumed leadership of the Firm, succeeding VIA founder and Chairman Stathis Andris.
Jason, with the investment team, set the Firm’s strategic direction. He worked across all funds and investment segments, continuously evaluating both new and existing opportunities for the VIA portfolio. Jason’s deep understanding of evolving private equity markets was a resource valued by both limited partners and managers, and he served on numerous advisory boards.
Jason began his career at Robertson Stephens and Co., where he held multiple positions in the Investment Banking group. He was involved in all aspects of corporate finance and mergers & acquisitions transactions, working with many emerging growth companies and completing over a dozen transactions including the execution of two private placements, with aggregate value totaling over $1.4 billion. Following that, Jason led financial strategy and planning at one of his investment banking clients, Global Vacation Group, Inc. (NYSE: GVG), a consolidator of value-added travel services companies. With GVG, he participated in the acquisition and integration of nine businesses, as well as two equity offerings, and oversaw treasury investments, a share-repurchase program, and investor relations.
Jason received an A.B. in history with a minor in economics from Hamilton College, where he was elected to Phi Alpha Theta history honor society. He received his M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. While at Tuck, he worked with the Center for Private Equity in performing a survey and analysis of valuation practices in the private equity industry.
Jason served on the board of trustees of the Land Conservancy of New Jersey, the Lamington Conservancy, and the Willowwood Foundation, and held various positions with these non-profits, including Vice Chair and Treasurer. He also served on the investment committee of the Peck School.