Andrea Nickel, Partner has more than ten years experience in the US and Canada, in strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions and turnarounds. She has worked with entrepreneurial companies in a wide range of industries including marketing and communications, manufacturing, food and beverage and technology. Since joining Beringer in 2002, she has immersed herself in the marketing and communications industry and has developed Beringer's proprietary industry knowledgebase. She has advised more than 35 marketing and communications companies and brings her strategic planning capabilities to Beringer's clients and portfolio companies. Prior to Beringer, Andrea worked as a consultant for Bain & Company, a global management consulting firm. Andrea has also worked for a food ingredients manufacturing company to restructure operations. She began her career in the information technology industry launching and marketing software products. Andrea has an MBA in Private Equity from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BA from McGill University.