The Anderson Group Team

Cory Gaffney

Cory Gaffney

Cory re-joined The Anderson Group in 2006. Previously, Mr. Gaffney worked in private equity at Wynnchurch Capital from 2005 to 2006 and at The Anderson Group from 2002 to 2003. In addition, Mr. Gaffney worked as an Equity Research Associate and as an Investment Banking Analyst with Thomas Weisel Partners and Raymond James Financial. Cory also has previous work experience with Beacon Strategic Resourcing, a provider of Asian manufacturing outsourcing services to United States-based manufacturing and distribution companies.

Cory is a graduate of Yale University (BA) and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Phone: (727) 897-5635
Ext. 105
cory@andersongroup.com


Barry Shapiro

Barry Shapiro

Barry has been active in the management and strategic planning of middle market manufacturing companies his entire business career. In 1985 he and Tom Gaffney co-founded The Anderson Group. Barry has an operating background and has focused on distressed, under-performing and turnaround companies. Prior to founding The Anderson Group, Barry was President and Chief Operating Officer of The Anderson Companies, which manufactured tapered steel lighting poles and was the largest producer of highway guard rails and related safety equipment. Barry has also assumed primary responsibility for the operations of several of Anderson’s current and past portfolio companies.

Barry is a graduate of Babson College (BA).

Phone: (727) 897-5636
Ext. 106
barry@andersongroup.com


Thomas Gaffney

Thomas Gaffney

Tom has been in the merger and acquisition business for more than forty years and, in 1985, he co-founded The Anderson Group with Barry Shapiro. Prior to Anderson, Tom founded and served as Chairman of The Oxford Investment Group, Inc., a Bloomfield Hills, MI based private equity investment firm. Tom began his career at Alberto-Culver Company where he was instrumental in the turnaround of the Mastry-Columbia Company, a chemical products subsidiary. Prior to founding Oxford, Tom was Executive Vice President of Guardian Industries Corp., a major international glass manufacturer, where he orchestrated Guardian’s acquisition and strategic growth initiatives. In his twelve years with Guardian, the company’s revenues grew from $100 million to over $700 million. Since leaving Guardian, Tom has successfully invested in and been operationally involved with numerous underperforming and turnaround situations. In addition to his involvement with The Anderson Group and its portfolio companies, Tom has served as a director of Amerus Group, Inc. (AMH), a large, NYSE listed life insurance and annuity company, for over 24 years.

Tom is a graduate of Brown University and earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.

Phone: (727) 897-5637
Ext. 107
tom@andersongroup.com


Justin Flood

Justin Flood

Justin joined The Anderson Group in 2007. Prior to joining Anderson, Justin worked in commercial lending at Comerica Bank from 2005 to 2007. His experience ranges from privately held middle market transactions to publicly traded corporations and direct investment in foreign entities. In addition, Justin worked in the collections department at National City Corporation from 2003 to 2005, where he was responsible for eliminating losses on distressed small business and consumer accounts.

Justin is a graduate of Western Michigan University (BBA) and earned an MBA from Michigan State University.

Phone: (727) 897-5640
Ext. 110
justin@andersongroup.com


Joe Maddox

Joe Maddox

Prior to joining The Anderson Group in 2014, Joe built a successful Florida based multimillion dollar, multinational professional accounting and technology corporation from inception. Prior to his corporation’s sale, Joe was a Certified Public Accountant licensed in nearly 20 states. To expand into cross border and international business, Mr. Maddox sat for and passed the Canadian Chartered Accountant exam in addition to the US Certified Public Accountant exam. He currently has public accountancy practice privileges throughout the entire British Commonwealth of countries, e.g. the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and India as well as a host of additional countries. He is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario. He has extensive experience in international and cross border commerce.

Joe received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics as well as his Master of Accounting from the University of Florida.

Phone: (727) 897-5639
Ext. 109
joe@andersongroup.com


Robin Harris

Robin Harris

Robin joined The Anderson Group in January 2016. Prior to joining Anderson, Robin worked in Commercial Lending at The Northern Trust Company from 2007 to 2016. While at Northern Trust she focused on business-related borrowing. Robin is also a Florida Notary Public. She is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company.

Robin earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University.

Phone: (727) 897-5634
Ext. 104
robin@andersongroup.com


Michael Serwer

Michael Serwer

Prior to joining The Anderson Group in 2017, Michael spent the past nine years in private equity owned manufacturing roles. His operations experience ranges from process improvement and capacity planning to total restructuring. Michael is trained as a Six Sigma Black Belt and is a Certified Turnaround Analyst.

Michael is a graduate of Indiana University- Bloomington and earned an MBA from Wayne State University.

Phone: (727) 897-5633
Ext. 103
michael@andersongroup.com


Scott Hukari

Scott Hukari

Prior to joining Anderson in 2015, Scott was with Raymond James Capital, the merchant bank (private equity) subsidiary of Raymond James Financial, Inc. Scott joined Raymond James Capital in 1997 shortly after inception of the subsidiary and remained with the firm until December of 2014 at which time he was a Managing Director. Prior to 1997, Scott spent seven years as an independent consultant focused on the development and implementation of value creation strategies for operating companies, investment firms and venture capital organizations.

Scott earned both an undergraduate degree and MBA from the University of Missouri.

Phone: (727) 403-9540
scott@andersongroup.com


Operating Partners

Marc Schechter

Marc Schechter

Marc has an extensive background in both private equity investment and operational roles, and has worked in both capacities with The Anderson Group since 2007. Most recently, Marc was President and Chief Executive Officer of Perfect Fit Industries, LLC, a former Anderson portfolio company and a leader in the design and supply of home textile products. At Perfect Fit, Marc completed an operational turnaround then positioned the company for long term growth and its eventual sale. Prior to joining The Anderson Group, Marc enjoyed a successful career as President and CEO of Advance Watch Group, a $250 million import company selling watches and clocks to big box retailers. He was a founding member of the company, which was sold to a financial buyer. Throughout his career, Marc has been involved in all facets of running import and distribution businesses including extensive experience establishing and operating facilities located in Southeast Asia.

Phone: (248) 755-7820
marc@andersongroup.com


Harvey Zorn

Harvey Zorn

Harvey began his logistics career in 1964, rising from middle to senior management positions with nationwide responsibilities for XEROX, Polaroid, and AM Bruning Corporations. Following that, he began his third party logistics career as CEO of businesses in Chicago and Detroit. Ten years later, he purchased the assets of Allpoints Warehousing Co., which operated mixed-use facilities – freezer, cooler, and dry warehousing, nationwide. During the next 15 years, he added several locations and grew the business to more than 1.8 million square ft., with increasingly profitable operations until it was purchased by a national transportation company. During this time he co-founded and financed Allpoints Equipment Co. to purchase, fabricate, install and market steel pallet racks, mezzanines, and other warehousing equipment. The company grew into one of the largest pallet rack businesses in the southeast. He sold his interest in 2004. Since then, Harvey has invested in several business ventures but continues his interest in acquiring and growing refrigerated warehousing businesses.