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Jackson Phillips and Rob Girardi have both been promoted from vice president to principal at Avista Capital. Phillips was one of Avista’s first associates, joining Avista at its founding in 2005. Girardi joined Avista as a vice president in 2010.

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Mr. Phillips was one of Avista’s first Associates, joining Avista at its founding in 2005 and later rejoining the firm in 2009 as a Vice President after attending business school at Wharton. Before joining Avista, Mr. Phillips was an investment professional at DLJ Merchant Banking Partners. Prior to DLJMB, Mr. Phillips worked as an Analyst in JPMorgan’s Investment Banking Division. Mr. Phillips received a B.S. with distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a Morehead Scholar, and an M.B.A. with honors from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Palmer Scholar.

Mr. Girardi joined Avista as a Vice President in 2010. Before joining Avista, Mr. Girardi was a Senior Associate at Quadrangle Group where he focused on private equity investments in the media and communications industries. Prior to joining Quadrangle, Mr. Girardi was an Associate at Bear Stearns Merchant Banking where he focused on private equity investments across a range of industries. He also worked as an Analyst in investment banking at J.P. Morgan. Mr. Girardi received a B.S. with highest distinction in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received an M.B.A. with honors from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Palmer Scholar.

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