Management Team

Sandpiper’s management team brings intellectual capital and experience to its investment partners.  We work hard to deploy our investment capital through an intense process of due diligence, valuation and ongoing investment monitoring.

Gary A. Swords

Gary Swords

Chairman and Founder

Sandpiper Capital Management was founded in late 2002 and Gary became its President at that time.  Prior to establishing Sandpiper, he was a senior executive with American International Group, Inc. (AIG), a company that is engaged in a broad range of insurance and insurance-related activities, financial services and asset management activities worldwide.  At AIG he served as Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer in Europe and was also in charge of AIG's financial department's worldwide mergers and acquisitions group.  Prior to AIG, he was a senior executive with CIGNA Corporation, a company engaged in providing employee benefits including healthcare products and services, group insurance and investment management.  In addition to running large financial operations at AIG and CIGNA, he participated in numerous mergers and acquisitions and debt offerings involving these companies.  Gary worked several years with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLC before moving into private industry.  He holds a B.S. in Accounting from American International College in Springfield, MA and is a Certified Public Accountant.


G. Scot Swords

Gregory Swords

President, Partner

Scot joined Sandpiper in June of 2004 and is responsible for identifying potential investments, performing due diligence, monitoring portfolio companies, business development and financial reporting for the funds. Immediately prior to Sandpiper, Scot was employed for three years by Saunders Karp & Megrue (SKM), a private merchant bank with over $1.5 billion in three private equity funds through private company transactions, growth investments, buyouts and going private transactions.  Prior to SKM, Scot spent several years at Manulife Financial Corporation, a public company engaged in providing financial protection and wealth management products and services.  He began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLC where he was responsible for performing audits of corporate clients.  Scot has broad based experience in a variety of industries including financial services, and manufacturing.  Scot holds a B.A. in Economics from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, and M.B.A. and M.S.A. degrees from Northeastern University in Boston, MA.  He is a Certified Public Accountant.


Bradford D. Swords

Bradford Swords

Vice President, Partner

Brad joined Sandpiper in July of 2012 and is responsible for identifying potential investments, monitoring portfolio companies, and business development.  Prior to joining Sandpiper, Brad was a Vice President with Rodman & Renshaw in New York covering mutual funds and hedge funds where he held his series 6,7,55, and 63 licenses.  He previously worked as an Institutional Sales Trader at E*trade Financial and Wachovia Securities. 

Brad began his career at Pilgrim Baxter and Associates, an investment manager, in Wayne, Pennsylvania after graduating from West Virginia University.








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