Managing Director and Founder
Prior to co-founding Strategic Advisors in 2001, Mr. Bianco was a Managing
Director within the Mellon Strategic Advisors Group which provided merger and
acquisition and corporate finance advisory services to its clients. At Mellon, he
headed the Acquisition and Private Placement Group and grew fee income
significantly. Mr. Bianco was responsible for originating and completing various
acquisition, divestiture, and corporate finance engagements. In addition to his
technical expertise, Mr. Bianco has developed an extensive national network of lenders and investors.
Other experience includes three years as a Principal with Main Street Capital Holdings, Inc., a middle market private equity firm. He spent nine years at Westinghouse Financial Services’ Corporate Capital Group, where he was involved in establishing and providing private placement capabilities to the group and liquidity to its $3.5 billion debt and equity portfolios. At Westinghouse, he was directly involved in the sale of numerous investments including senior, mezzanine, equity, and limited partnership interests. He spent three years as a Managing Director and Principal at Corporate Development Partners, Inc., a regional investment banking firm focused on merger, acquisition, and corporate finance services to middle market companies.
Education and Certifications
• Duquesne University, B.S., Accounting
• Robert Morris College, M.S., Corporate Taxation
• AMAA, Certified in Mergers and Acquisitions
• NACVA, Completion of Valuation Studies
• FINRA Series 7 (General Securities Representative), 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law), 79 (Investment Banking Representative) and 82 (Private Security Offering Representative)
Andy resides in Collier, Pennsylvania with his wife, Kathleen and his daughter, Lauren. His other three adult children all live close by with his two grandchildren. When he is not working, he enjoys spending quality time with family and friends.
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