Andrew Shapiro, Founder, President and Portfolio Manager, Lawndale Capital Management , LLC
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Phone: (415) ***-****  
Local Address:  Mill Valley , California , United States
Lawndale Capital Management , LLC

Employment History

  • President
    Lawndale Capital Management , LLC

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • MBA
    UCLA's Anderson Graduate School of Management
  • JD
    UCLA School of Law
  • Bachelor of Science , Business Administration
    University of California-Berkeley's Haas School of Business
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Activist investor Andrew ..., 2 Nov 2015 [cached]
Activist investor Andrew Shapiro wrote in an Aug. 31 Seeking Alpha article that the current circumstances facing Reading present new opportunities to unlock value.
"The Cotter sibling dispute is likely to result in at least one or more of the heirs favoring a break-up or sale of the company," wrote Shapiro, the founder, president and portfolio manager of Mill Valley, Calif.-based Lawndale Capital Management LLC.
Andrew Shapiro, President, ..., 14 Nov 2014 [cached]
Andrew Shapiro, President, Lawndale Capital Management
Andrew Shapiro is Founder, President and Portfolio Manager of Lawndale Capital Management, a manager of small-cap activist hedge funds for more than 21 years. In addition to leading Lawndale, Mr. Shapiro has also served as a Director or Observer on Lawndale portfolio boards and debt/equity bankruptcy committees.
Prior to founding Lawndale's funds in 1993, Mr. Shapiro accumulated a rare combination of experience in credit, legal and equity analysis in a variety of roles managing bankruptcy, turnaround, leveraged buyout, risk arbitrage, and small-capitalization investments.
Mr. Shapiro has both JD and MBA degrees from the UCLA School of Law and UCLA Anderson School, respectively, and a BS in Business from UC Berkeley, where he has also taught finance courses.
Mr. Shapiro is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and was selected to the 2012 NACD Directorship 100, a list of the most influential leaders in the boardroom and corporate governance community. Mr. Shapiro is also a frequent speaker on activist investing and has been the subject of several articles, including a Business Week article calling him "The Gary Cooper of Governance". Mr. Shapiro is on the faculty of UCLA Anderson's Director Education and Certification Program.
Cross Border - Home / IR magazine / Events / Think Tanks / West Coast Think Tank 2010, 24 June 2010 [cached]
Andrew Shapiro, president, Lawndale Capital Management
Andrew Shapiro
Andrew Shapiro
Andrew Shapiro is founder, president and portfolio manager of Lawndale Capital Management, an investment advisor that has managed activist hedge funds focused on small and micro-cap companies for more than 17 years. His proactive ownership approach has been effective in creating and unlocking shareholder value in Lawndale's portfolio companies and it has helped Lawndale's activist funds rank among the top event-driven and small-cap value funds in peer databases for long-term performance.
He has also served as a director or observer on portfolio company boards and debt and equity bankruptcy committees. He frequently speaks at prestigious governance and regulatory forums on matters of corporate governance, fiduciary duty and activist investing. In 2000 a Business Week article called him the 'Gary Cooper of Governance'. He is also a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and Lawndale has been a long-time sustaining member of the Council of Institutional Investors (CII).
He received his JD from the UCLA School of Law, his MBA from UCLA's Anderson Graduate School of Management and his BS in business administration from UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business, where he has taught finance courses and frequently guest lectures.
Andrew E. Shapiro ..., 12 Sept 2003 [cached]
Andrew E. Shapiro
Each nominee is also a current director.Messrs.Belmonte, Dayan, Fell, LaFlamme, Romano and Shapiro are considered "independent directors" under the provisions of our by-laws described under the heading "Director Independence" below.
Andrew E. Shapiro.Mr. Shapiro has been a director since 2002, is vice chairman of our board of directors, chairman of our corporate governance/nominating committee and a member of our compensation committee.Mr. Shapiro is the managing member and president of Lawndale Capital Management, LLC, an investment advisory firm specializing in small- and micro-cap 4 companies, and since 1992 chairman and president of a predecessor investment advisor, Lawndale Capital Management, Inc., which is now a private investment company.Mr. Shapiro has served as a board observer of Earl Scheib, Inc. since August 2002, and is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors.
Belmonte, Fell, LaFlamme, Romano and Shapiro satisfy the criteria.
The vice-chairman of our board of directors, Mr. Shapiro, was elected to our board in September 2002 and elected as our independent vice-chairman in February 2003.Our audit, compensation and corporate governance/nominating committees are comprised solely of independent directors.
Mr. Shapiro joined our board in September 2002, after the date of this meeting, and therefore did not receive this option award.
The cash portion of the annual retainer remains at a rate of $9,000 per year paid monthly, except that Mr. Fell and Mr. Shapiro now receive cash retainer payments at an annual rate of $13,500 and $11,250, respectively, for serving as chairman and vice-chairman of the board, respectively.Non-employee directors will continue to be reimbursed for out-of-pocket expenses relating to attendance at board meetings.
Fell and Shapiro, who will receive 9,000 and 7,500 shares of our common stock reflecting the same 50% and 25% increases described above, for serving as chairman and vice-chairman of the board, respectively.
We also subsequently appointed Mr. Shapiro our new independent vice chairman.
Andrew E. Shapiro
Andrew E. Shapiro
Mr. Shapiro is managing member of Lawndale Capital Management, LLC, the general partner and investment advisor to these partnerships.Lawndale Capital Management has only a pro-rata pecuniary interest in the securities with respect to which indirect beneficial ownership is reported and disclaims beneficial ownership in these securities, except to the extent of its pecuniary interest.Mr. Shapiro disclaims beneficial ownership of these shares.Both Lawndale Capital Management and Mr. Shapiro disclaim membership in any group in connection with the ownership of these securities.The address for each of Mr. Shapiro, Lawndale Capital Management LLC, Diamond A. Partners, L.P. and Diamond A. Investors, L.P. address is 591 Redwood Highway, Suite 2345, Mill Valley, California 94941. (4) Based on information filed on Form 4 dated December 11, 2002 and information we have received on sales of shares by Mr. Holtz since that date.
Andrew Shapiro, President of ..., 29 May 2015 [cached]
Andrew Shapiro, President of Lawndale, stated, "Having directors stand for elections annually makes them more accountable to shareholders, and could thereby contribute to improved performance and increased firm value. The existence of staggered director terms at Willbros entrenches and immunizes ineffective directors from necessary accountability and potential replacement by the company's shareowners."
Shapiro added, "Having a long-time friend and former business partner of your CEO as Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee Chairman raises serious conflict and governance concerns and is inappropriate.
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