Our team consists of long-standing experts spanning many industrial verticals. We have the experience and know-how to help our companies rapidly scale and deploy technology that delivers meaningful value for customers.
Andy co-founded Atlas Holdings LLC in 2002 as an industrial holding company and a private investment firm that has since grown to 20 platforms that employ approximately 18,000 associates in more than 150 manufacturing and distribution facilities. Andy and Atlas co-founder, Tim Fazio, initiated Atlas Innovate’s strategy when their family office began investing in early stage disruptive technologies targeting the industrial sector.
Andy is a 1978 graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, where he received a B.A. in economics and a B.S. and M.S. in chemical engineering. He also received an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School in 1980. He co-founded Interlaken Capital in 1980, where he served as Managing Director until 1999, building it into one of the nation’s largest privately-owned businesses, according to Forbes magazine. From June 1999 to April 2002, he was a Co-Managing Partner of Pegasus Capital Advisors, L.P., a private investment partnership with approximately $2 billion of capital under management. He serves as a Trustee and on the Executive Committee of the Board of Washington University, as a Director of the Washington University Investment Management Company and on the Executive Board of No Labels, an American centrist political organization composed of Republicans, Democrats, and independents whose mission is to combat partisan dysfunction in politics.
Tim co-founded Atlas Holdings in 2002 as an industrial holding company and a private investment firm that has since grown to 20 platforms that employ approximately 18,000 associates in more than 150 manufacturing and distribution facilities. Tim and Atlas co-founder, Andy Bursky, initiated Atlas Innovate’s strategy when their family office began investing in early stage disruptive technologies targeting the industrial sector.
Tim is a 1996 graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a B.A. in International Relations and a B.S. in economics with a concentration in Finance.
He joined Interlaken Capital in 1996 and from June 1999 to January 2002, Tim was Principal and Vice President at Pegasus Capital Advisors, L.P., a private investment partnership with approximately $2 billion of capital under management, focusing on control investments in middle-market companies at points of stress or significant change. He is a Fellow of the 2017 Class of the Aspen Institute’s Finance Leadership Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. He serves on the Board of Advisors for the Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania.
Alain leads Atlas Innovate’s direct venture investments. Prior to Atlas Innovate, Alain was an Operating Partner with Atlas Holdings, during which time he assisted with pre-investment due diligence and post-investment operations. In 2016, Alain served as Chief Restructuring Officer for the successful acquisition and turnaround by Atlas Holdings LLC of one of New York City’s largest building erectors.
Alain started his career as an analyst with Interlaken Capital, a middle-market private equity firm, and later was a Principal at Vicente Capital where he focused on venture capital investments and lower middle market buyouts.
His current and past board positions include CaseStack (acquired by Hub Group), Rayne Water (acquired by Advent), Bomoda (co-founder; acquired by Weber Shandwick), X2F and Modumetal. Alain graduated from the University of Pennsylvania.
Claire supports Atlas Innovate’s direct venture investments, as well as oversees investments in third-party venture capital funds on behalf of the family office of Atlas Holdings LLC co-founders. Her responsibilities range from sourcing and evaluating investment opportunities to assessing potential operational synergies with Atlas Holdings LLC portfolio companies.
Prior to Atlas Innovate, Claire was with J.P. Morgan’s Private Bank where she launched new investment products to the private banking network. Previously, she was the business manager to Zurich Alternative Asset Management’s (“ZAAM”) CIO conducting investment research, quantitative analyses and providing operational/regulatory support to ZAAM’s Hedge Funds, Private Equity and Real Estate investment programs.
Claire graduated from the EDHEC Business School in France with a Masters in Finance.
Drew supports Atlas Innovate’s direct venture investments with research, analysis, financial modeling, and qualitative assessment. He supports Atlas Holdings LLC and its portfolio company executives with value creation initiatives.
Prior to joining Atlas Holdings LLC, Drew worked in the Tactical Opportunities Group at Blackstone. From 2014 to 2018, Drew was a member of GE’s leadership development programs where he supported GE’s Oil & Gas, Power Services, Gas Power Systems, Renewables, and Digital businesses in various roles. While at GE, he project-managed operational cash flow initiatives, supported post-acquisition financial integration, and led power project forecasting & reporting. In 2012, Drew co-founded Halo Energie, an independent power producer of utility-scale solar power in India. At Halo Energie, Drew led solar project investment underwriting and supported EPC & PPA negotiations for Halo’s power plant installations in Andhra Pradesh, India.
Drew graduated from the Schreyer Honors College at the Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in Energy Engineering and a B.S. in Energy Business and Finance.
Prior to joining Atlas in 2018, Lynn Utter served as Chief Executive Officer and board member for First Source LLC, the largest packager and distributor of candy and specialty foods in the United States. Her other previous senior leadership roles include serving as global President and Chief Operating Officer of Knoll Office and Chief Strategy Officer at Coors Brewing Company.
Lynn works closely with Atlas partners and portfolio company leaders to spearhead Atlas’ enterprise-wide effort to win the War for Talent, assisting in sourcing, recruiting, retaining talent across the enterprise. A nationally-recognized executive, Lynn is an Independent Director for two Fortune 500 companies: WESCO International, a Pittsburgh-based industrial distribution company, and Philadelphia-based Lincoln Financial Corporation. She has also served on a myriad of not-for-profit boards, including the Board of Overseers for the Henry Crown Fellowship at The Aspen Institute, The University of Texas and United Way. An inductee of the University of Texas’ McCombs School of Business Hall of Fame, she has also twice been recognized as a recipient of Stanford University’s Award of Merit.
Lynn currently serves as Chairwoman of the Board of Managers for Atlas Holdings portfolio company Merchants Metals and was appointed Director of the Atlas Leadership Academy in 2016.
Lynn received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from The University of Texas and earned an M.B.A. from Stanford.
Fritz Henderson advises on advanced manufacturing, industrial automation, industrial IoT, and energy technologies.
During his 35-year career, Fritz has served in many senior executive positions in the automotive and energy industries. Over his 25 years with General Motors from 1984 to 2009, Fritz held many leadership positions, including President and CEO, COO, Vice Chairman and CFO, Chairman of GM Europe, President of GM Asia Pacific, and President of GM Latin America, Africa and Middle East. Fritz joined Sunoco in 2010 where he led the spin-off and IPO of their SunCoke Energy division in 2011. He served as the Chairman and CEO of SunCoke Energy until 2017. In addition to being a trustee of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Fritz currently sits on the board of Marriott International and Adient; he also serves as a Principal of the Hawksbill Group, a specialized consulting firm. Fritz holds a B.S. in accounting from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
In addition to serving as the Chairman and Co-Founder of X2F, Ron Leach advises Atlas Innovate on advanced materials and advanced manufacturing technologies.
Ron has over 35 years of experience in plastics and packaging across a broad array of industries and processes. He previously served as President and CEO of Tegrant Corporation, a diversified packaging company serving the consumer goods, pharmaceutical, automotive and appliance industries. Prior to Tegrant, Ron served as President of SCA Packaging North America and as CEO of Alloyd Corporation. He has extensive leadership experience in organizational turnarounds, accelerated growth initiatives and mergers and acquisitions. Currently, Ron serves as Chief Executive Officer of Novipax LLC, an Atlas Holdings LLC company.
Tim Lee serves as Chairman of the Board for Wejo and advises Atlas Innovate on advanced manufacturing, industrial automation, and industrial IoT technologies.
During a 45-year career, spanning six decades, Tim led multiple global and enterprise-wide functions for General Motors, including head of Global Manufacturing, responsible for producing nearly ten million vehicles annually, President of GM International Operations and Chairman of GM China. Tim received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Administration from General Motors Institute (now Kettering University), and a Master of Science in Industrial Administration from Purdue University. In addition to founding specialized consultancy, the Hawksbill Group, Tim serves as Chairman of Motus Integrated Technologies.
Peter Bacon assists Atlas Innovate in sourcing, assessing and overseeing venture investments in Europe.
Peter has over 25 years of experience working in the financial services industry. Most recently, he was European Head of Global Capital Markets for Morgan Stanley, responsible for all debt and equity capital raising activities by corporate, private equity and government clients in Europe and the Middle East. Prior to that role, he was Global Head of Leveraged Finance for Morgan Stanley. Earlier roles in investment banking included covering the chemicals industry and financial sponsors in both North America and Europe. In addition to Morgan Stanley, Peter has worked for the investment banks Wertheim Schroder, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and Credit Suisse. For a period, he also served as a partner of GSO Capital Partners, a credit-oriented hedge fund and private debt management group. Peter holds a B.A. from London University and a Doctorate in Philosophy from Oxford University. Peter serves as a member of the Board of Managers for Aludium.
Rich Driggs advises Atlas Innovate on advanced materials and construction technologies.
Rich serves as President of WSP USA’s Property and Buildings business. WSP USA is a multinational engineering and design firm that provides strategic consulting, engineering, construction management, energy, and planning services. Prior to WSP, Rich served as the President of Heery International, a leading integrated design and construction company. Previously he served as Executive Vice President, Head of Operations (greater United States) for Lend Lease Corporation, a diversified property group with market leading positions in the United States, Canada and Latin America. Lend Lease operates out of four key sectors: public-private partnerships, residential property development, property investment management and construction/program management. Rich also served as a member of the Board of Managers of Erickson Construction LLC (a former Atlas portfolio company).
Jon Cooper assists Atlas Innovate in sourcing and assessing new venture investment opportunities.
Jon is CEO and Co-Founder of Industrial Exchange. Prior to founding Industrial Exchange, Jon launched the US offices of Augury Inc., an Israeli technology company specializing in artificial intelligence for industrial maintenance applications. As head of business development, he developed Augury’s Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) strategy and successfully deployed its technology across several industrial segments.
Prior to Augury, Jon served as an Operations Research analyst for Atlas Holdings LLC. During this time, he worked on several operational value creation projects for Atlas portfolio companies across the pulp, paper, automotive, energy and metals sectors.
Jon started his career in the Goldman Sachs Prime Brokerage Group. He holds a B.A. in Political Science and Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis and an M.S. in Quantitative Methods and Modeling from Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business.