Andrew Cott is a managing director in the financial services group at Piper Sandler. Previously, Cott was a principal of Sandler O'Neill + Partners, L.P., where he worked with the firm's commercial bank and thrift clients for over 25 years. He worked with senior management teams of middle-market commercial banks and thrifts to develop detailed strategic programs, including balance sheet restructuring, capital raising and mergers & acquisitions, each tailored to their institutions’ strategic and financial goals.
Cott joined Sandler O’Neill in 1988, the firm’s first year. He was appointed associate director in 1991, managing director in 1995 and principal in 2003. He supervised Sandler O'Neill's fixed income trading from 1991 to 1995. Prior to that, Cott worked in fixed income sales for Chase Government Securities, Inc. Before that, he was a regulations analyst for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Cott holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Washington University in St. Louis.