Mr. Burgess is the CEO of Steam Whistle Brewing, one of Canada’s leading microbreweries. Mr. Burgess is also the co-founder and Managing Partner of Russell Square Partners, a private equity firm that invests in private Canadian companies. Prior to co-founding Russell Square Partners, Andy was CEO and co-founder of Somerset Entertainment, a leading producer and distributor of specialty music. At Somerset, Andy oversaw the strategic direction of the company and managed finance, investor relations, sales, marketing and logistics.
Mr. Burgess is also a director of several private companies including Repath Industries, Alasko Foods, and Hamburg Honda. He is also Chairman of the Board of Governors at Upper Canada College and a Trustee at Sanctuary Ministries and the Daily Bread Food Bank. He started his career as a consultant at McKinsey & Co. and later worked as a member of the management team at Loblaws.
Mr. Burgess received an MBA from INSEAD and graduated with an honours BA degree from Princeton University.