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About Andrew Pietra

A young executive and current president of consumer internet company Tethered, LLC, Andrew Pietra has established himself in the energy, financial, and technology sectors. He started his career as an investment banking analyst with C.K. Cooper & Company, where he supported senior bankers in private placements, public offerings, and mergers and acquisitions. Two years later, Andrew Pietra accepted an offer to become an associate director in the private equity practice of Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., in New York City. During his time with the firm, he led investment sourcing and due diligence for a top-quartile investment team that managed over $450 million in assets. More recently, Andrew Pietra founded and served as the chief executive officer of A&L Energy Operations LLC, an energy startup based in New York City. In this role, he drew upon $5 million in debt and equity capital to become the largest oil producer in Douglas county, Kansas.

Work experience



Tethered, LLC

Leading daily business operations for a consumer internet startup striving to change the way users plan and experience their nights out


Chief Executive Officer

A & L Energy Operations LLC

Founded and grew A & L Energy to become the largest crude oil producer in Douglas County, KS


Associate Director, Private Equity

Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.

Led investment sourcing and due diligence for a top-quartile private equity investment group with approximately $450MM of assets under management


Investment Banking Analyst

C. K. Cooper & Company, Inc.

Supported senior bankers in transactions including private placements, public offerings, and mergers and acquisitions



Master of Accounting

University of Southern California

3.5 GPA


Bachelor of Arts

University of California, Irvine

Honors Program in Economics (Econometrics)

3.9 GPA