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Andrew M. (Andy) Freeman has more than 16 years of middle-market private equity investment experience. Andy began his private equity career in 2001 as a Senior Associate with Fremont Partners.  Andy subsequently led, managed and harvested numerous successful investments at Paine & Partners (and its predecessor firm) between 2005 and 2016, becoming a partner of the firm in 2014.  Andy joined H.I.G. Capital as a Managing Director in 2017.  Prior to becoming a middle-market private equity investor, Andy financed and invested in large real estate projects and real estate companies at NationsBanc Capital Markets and Westbrook Partners. Andy received a BS in History and Economics in 1995 from Duke University, where he graduated cum laude, and earned his M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2001.

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The Dogtopia Foundation enables dogs to positively change the world. To accomplish this, we currently are funding programs focused around three worthy causes: Service Dogs for Veterans, Therapy Dogs for Students, and Employment Initiatives for Adults with Autism.