Andrea Lamari leads the San Francisco regional office and is responsible for overseeing the firm’s growing West Coast presence and team. Working directly with more than 100 private companies, Lamari has facilitated over $10 billion worth of transactions for mid and late-stage private companies. As one of the first female executives in the space, Lamari has been leading private company liquidity in the secondary market since its early days, beginning her career as a co-founder of Forge (previously Equidate). Prior to joining MVP, she led the Liquidity Solutions team at Carta (previously eShares). Before Carta, she spent three years as the West Coast director for NASDAQ Private Market. a division of Nasdaq, Inc., where she ran business development for this unit, bolstering Nasdaq’s presence by supporting late-stage, pre-IPO companies before they listed on the exchange. She has facilitated transactions for companies such as Slack, Uber, Stitch Fix, and PagerDuty.