Ric Andersen joined PeakEquity Partners in 2015 as a Partner. Ric leverages over 30 years of business leadership, value creation, and investing in industry, management consulting and private equity. Ric spent five years at Milestone where he helped to implement a robust value creation and portfolio management program; more recently, he led Milestone’s software and technology-enabled services investing practice. Prior to Milestone, Ric worked for five years at Silver Lake Partners where he was hired to build and co-lead their value creation team and engaged with many of the firm’s investments and portfolio companies. He also sat on the boards of Sabre and Avaya and continues to serve on the boards of Image API, EnterpriseDB and G5.
Ric’s experience also includes his tenure with Price Waterhouse, PwC Consulting, and IBM where Ric was a senior partner who built and managed enterprise software/ERP businesses as well as business process outsourcing operations. While at PwC Consulting, Ric played a central role in planning for and executing the sale of the PwC Consulting business to IBM in 2002 as well as the post-deal integration activities. He spent much of his early career leading large-scale enterprise software and business process improvement programs for Fortune 500 companies across a variety of industries.
Ric is an independent director of Vertex, a large, privately held enterprise software company, as well as American Public Education Inc., a publicly traded, fully accredited online university. He also serves on the board of the Barra Foundation, a large charitable foundation. Ric is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He holds an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. from Bucknell University.