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Andrew Solar

Senior Director

Andrew uses his broad business background and data analytics acumen to effectively solve client challenges. Prior to joining SSA & Company, Andrew worked at Gillum Strategy Partners, a boutique strategy consulting firm based in Chicago, where he led a broad range of strategy and operations projects primarily for industrial and private equity-owned businesses. Prior to Gillum Strategy Partners, Andrew worked at W.W. Grainger, a Fortune 500 industrial distributor. There he held roles in supply chain strategy working to improve corporate purchasing efficiency and later initiatives to enhance storage and throughput capabilities across the distribution network. Previously, Andrew worked in finance at Brown Brother Harriman & Co. with increased responsibility across several business lines.

Andrew is a member of the firm’s Culture Committee and, outside of work, is an Associate Board member of the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab. He lives in New York City where he was born and raised. In his free time, Andrew enjoys consuming University of Michigan athletics coverage, reading, playing golf, and collecting vinyl records.

Education:

  • University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business, MBA
  • Kenyon College, B.A.

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Leading Portfolio Companies in Times of Uncertainty

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