Mr. Andersen is the CEO of Westlake Securities. Over the past 20 years, he has worked on over 110 completed transactions totaling over $4 billion in private placement and M&A value. Mr. Andersen has gained in-depth experience working with companies from the lower middle market up to public companies with market capitalizations in excess of $1.5 billion. Since joining Westlake in 2014, Matt has advised companies with combined annual revenue of over $800 million in the areas of strategy, capital, finance and M&A. In past roles, Mr. Andersen has had full operational and P&L responsibility for a NYSE-listed company division with $15 million of EBITDA, led a multi-million dollar revenue geographic territory for a privately-held company, and oversaw a multi-million dollar revenue product line for a NYSE-listed company. Mr. Andersen has a MBA in Banking from Sam Houston State University and has attended executive programs at Harvard and the University of Chicago, and holds Series 6, 7, 63, 65, 24, 27 and 79 FINRA licenses.