Andrea Chanawatr
Growth + Financing Lead

An entrepreneurial minded CFO with 13 years at one of the country's largest family owned food importers, Andrea offers our clients a wealth of knowledge in finance, operations and international business.

A graduate of UCLA, Andrea started her career as an analyst at Wilshire Private Markets, managing $2B in fund-of-funds assets, before earning her MBA from USC Marshall.  Upon graduation, she moved to Shanghai to manage the procurement and compliance arm of Vimpex International. Andrea's clients included Wal-Mart, Target, Whole Foods, PF Changs and ConAgra. If you eat fruits and vegetables -- and we think you should -- she probably supplied them for you at one time or another.

Upon returning to the United States, Andrea served as the CFO of the firm, a position that included management of the operations team.

Now finding herself in the heart of Silicon Beach's booming venture community, Andrea excels at working with startups to find the right capital and operational structure to support their growth from idea to multi-national business.

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