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When: Tuesday, March 17, 2015
7:30am - 10:00am
Where: Pyramid Club
1735 Market Street
52 Floor
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  19103
United States
Contact: Maureen Waddington

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Mar 17, 2015 - Private Equity , 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM.Held at Pyramid Club, Center City Philadelphia.

This meeting is open to members of the Private Equity subgroup only 
Member Cost: $30.00


"What It’s Really Like to be CEO of a Private Equity Portfolio Company"


Andy Cvitanov - President & CEO, SDI


Ever wonder what its really like to be CEO of a private equity-sponsored portfolio company? Dream job? Or more challenges than you thought?


Please join us on March 17 when one of our own members, Andy Cvitanov, President & CEO of SDI, will discuss his experiences. Andy’s talk will focus on leading turnarounds at private equity-sponsored companies (he’s done three), building senior teams with the right skills and constitution, the intriguing relationship between portfolio company CEO, Operating Partner and Board, and how he’s navigating the challenges of leading a PE-backed company with high growth expectations. And if that isn’t enough, Andy will also touch on his prior experiences as co-founder of a PE firm which invested in lower middle market companies. One hour to speak, plenty to share. This will be another content-rich event. Subgroup members are encouraged to register shortly to avoid disappointment.

About Andy Cvitanov

For the past three years, Andy has served as President and CEO of SDI, the largest MRO (Maintenance, Repair, Operations) company in North America. Prior to SDI, Andy was President of IT Solutions at CDI Corporation, a NYSE- listed company. Earlier, Andy co-founded a private equity firm, The Beekman Group, which specialized in control investments in lower middle market companies. Andy also held senior leadership roles at American Express, Tokai Financial Services and Continental Information Systems. He received a BA from California State University and MBA from the University of California - Davis. Andy and his family reside in Wayne, PA. Much more on Andy at Andy Cvitanov LinkedIn profile.

About SDI


SDI, headquartered in Bristol, PA, was founded more than 40 years ago and was acquired by locally-based private equity firm, LLR Partners, in 2011. Today, SDI is the recognized leader in the maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) industry, with installed programs at over 1500 facilities, including every school in New York City.  The company is a supplier-agnostic integrator that takes a broad view of the MRO supply chain to help clients  lower costs, better manage inventories and increase business performance through a more connected, coordinated and optimized MRO process.


The Pyramid Club offers discounted parking at both Sonesta Hotel and Standard Parking Garage.
Sonesta Hotel offers Valet Service while Standard Parking Garage is Self Park.
Discounted tickets can be provided at the Pyramid Club Receptionist for your guests.


Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia 1800 Market Street
All Day Passes - $17.00 per car
Evening After 5:00 p.m.- $12.00 per car


Standard Parking Garage 1700 Market Street
All Day Passes- $15.00 per car
Evening After 3:00 p.m.- $9.00 per car





April 21 – Andrew Brandt, current NFL Business Analyst for ESPN and former VP of the Green Bay Packers, speaks about the increasing role of private equity in professional sports.




NOTE: Most meetings will be fully attended and will have a waiting list. If you are unable to attend, please cancel by phoning (215-393-3144) or e-mailing Maureen Waddington at least 48 hours prior to an event.

Please join the Private Equity subgroup to register for the meeting.