Andro Nodarse-León is a co-founder and Managing Partner of LEÓN, MAYER & Co. Since co-founding LM, Mr. Nodarse-León has worked on the development of the Firm’s private equity and investment banking businesses and has been involved in all of the Firm’s private equity and advisory transactions to date.
Prior to co-founding LEÓN, MAYER & Co., Mr. Nodarse-León was an investment executive at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Co. (“KKR”) in New York City, where he pursued acquisition opportunities across a number of sectors, including: media, entertainment, hospitality, consumer products and energy. He played a key role in the $1.5 billion acquisition of Sealy Corporation and worked alongside Sealy’s Board of Directors and senior management team to help enhance the Company’s operating performance, eventually leading to a successful IPO.
Prior to KKR, Mr. Nodarse-León was an investment banking executive in the Communications, Media and Entertainment Group of Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York City. At Goldman Sachs, Mr. Nodarse-León advised corporate clients on a number of merger, acquisition and financing transactions, including the $72 billion merger of AT&T Broadband and Comcast and the $9 billion restructuring of AT&T’s investment in Time Warner Entertainment.
Mr. Nodarse-León is the co-author of Cuba: From Economic Take-Off to Collapse under Castro, published by Transaction Publishers in 2015. He serves as a Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Cuban American National Foundation, a non-profit institution dedicated to advancing democracy in Cuba. Mr. Nodarse-León is also a Director of Florida Hispanic Outreach (SUNPAC), an organization focused on engaging Hispanics in the political process generally and with the principles of conservative government, in particular. He previously served as a Trustee of the Albert G. Oliver Program, a New York City non-profit that helps to place talented Hispanic and African-American students in the country’s best independent private high schools and universities.
Mr. Nodarse-León graduated with honors from The University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School and a B.S.E in Systems Engineering from The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He also holds his FINRA Series 79 and 63 licenses.
Mr. Nodarse-Leon was born in Havana, Cuba and came to Miami at the age of 12, where he currently resides.