Mr. Girardi joined Avista Capital Partners in 2010. Prior joining Avista, Mr. Girardi was a Senior Associate at Quadrangle Group where he focused on private equity investments in the media and communications industries. Prior to joining Quadrangle, he was an Associate at Bear Stearns Merchant Banking where he focused on private equity investments across a range of industries. He also worked as an Analyst in the investment banking division at J.P. Morgan.
Mr. Girardi received a B.S. with highest distinction in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an M.B.A. with honors from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Palmer Scholar. He currently serves as a director of ACP Mountain Holdings and Telular Corporation and previously served as a director of DataBank Holdings.