Andrew Root is an Assistant Professor of Finance at Regent University. He earned a Ph.D. at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va. Prior to Regent, from 2011 to 2016, Andrew was Division Director, Head of U.S. Equities, and member of the Board of Directors for Macquarie Capital USA. Prior to running U.S. Equities, Andrew was Head of U.S. Research for Macquarie. The Macquarie U.S. Equity team consisted of 160 professionals across the U.S. and around the world. The U.S. Research team was comprised of 70 analysts and associates covering approximately 600 stocks, across five offices. Andrew came to Macquarie from Alkeon Capital, where he managed alternative energy, infrastructure, cyclical and select financial investments. Prior to Alkeon, Andrew founded the Redtail long short equity fund for OTA Asset Management. Andrew founded the Red Tail fund after nine years at Goldman Sachs (GS). At Goldman Sachs, Andrew was a managing director in the Investment Research division. As an analyst at GS, at various times, he covered semiconductors and paper and forest products. Andrew was also deputy director of U.S. Research and director of Canada research. Andrew started his career at RBC Capital Markets in Toronto. He has a B.Sc. in Biochemistry from McMaster University and an MBA from Regent University. Andrew is married to Tara Root, and together they have four children.