Andy Harvey

Andy Harvey was born in Dallas, Texas and raised in Richardson, Texas where he graduated from high school in 1967. Mr. Harvey ventured off to Oklahoma State University on a football scholarship. He participated with the football team for four years and then graduated in 1972 from the School of Liberal Arts with a degree in Communications.

It was his original desire to be a sports broadcaster and sportswriter. He did so through various jobs until 1975. At that time, he entered sales within the paper industry. He first worked for Southwest Forest Industries as a salesman and later a regional sales manager. In 1979, he joined Consolidated Marketing Inc. as a market sales manager for packaging products. In 1986, Mr. Harvey elected to start a paper brokerage firm names All-Pro Paper. Through a combination of three key acquisitions over the next ten years, the company would become United Paper Inc. servicing small town newspapers and commercial printers throughout the United States.

In 2002, Mr. Harvey left United Paper to do investments. He did a real estate development in Celina, Texas under the partnership Harvey Howard, Inc. Preston 455 became one of the first country side developments in North Texas that offered expansive lots with superior amenities. In 2006, Mr. Harvey joined Transition Capital Partners under the direction of Dan Patterson. TCP is one of the most prestigious leverage buyout firms in the Southwest. At TCP, Mr. Harvey was responsible for sourcing acquisitions and raising capital and debt.

In January of 2010, Mr. Harvey under direction of Dan Patterson was moved to the Patterson Thoma Family Office as Business Development Director. The family office concentrates on direct investments in small business, alternative investments, and real estate through its self-sponsored McKinney Fund. 

Today, Mr. Harvey is active in overseeing CP Insurance Associates in Huntsville, Texas and Empire Finance in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He has been married to Janet Veerman Harvey for 41 years. They have three grown children and two grandsons. He remains active in the growth of Celina as a board of director for the Light Farms housing development. He also serves as an elder at Grace Baptist Fellowship in Celina, Texas.

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