Andrew Stergiopoulos – known to friends and colleagues as “Sterg” – was born on
March 7, 1978. His life embodied the values of leadership, academic and athletic achievement,
sportsmanship, diligence and empathy. In twenty three and one-half years, he made a profound
and lasting impact on everyone with whom he came into contact.
Andrew’s outstanding qualities emerged early and dramatically in his athletic
undertakings. He started playing ice hockey at the age of six, and began football and lacrosse
shortly thereafter. Through a combination of innate skill honed by tireless effort, Andrew
became a leader in every sport he played; by his junior year in high school, he had been named
captain of the football, lacrosse and ice hockey teams. He inspired his teammates by example.
During the Great Neck North-South football game in the fall of 1995, Andrew rushed for a
school record of 237 yards on 23 carries – a record that stands unbroken to this day. In
lacrosse, he was recognized with the Nassau County All-County Award in both the 1994 and
1995 seasons. And in ice hockey, he was named Best Defenseman each season from 1989
through 1994, Most Valuable Player in 1993-1994 and Captain from 1995-1996. At George
Washington University, Andrew played with the GW Colonials Lacrosse All Star Team, the
2000 National College Lacrosse League Champions. Andrew was a mentor to other athletes,
a fierce and fair competitor and a focal point of school spirit.
The combination of qualities that ensured Andrew’s success on the sports field carried
over seamlessly into other areas. Andrew excelled academically, and discovered his academic
passion in the study of finance and information systems. He graduated from the School of
Business and Public Management at George Washington University in May 2000. Shortly after
graduation he accepted a job with eSpeed, Inc., the technology unit of bond broker Cantor
Fitzgerald. His training program at eSpeed was scheduled to start in late summer 2000, but
ever eager to work and learn, Andrew offered to begin in early July. In just over a year with the
eSpeed Product Development Group, Andrew participated in a far-reaching overhaul of
existing bond trading technology. He worked on the conception and development of 20 patents
and is credited as an inventor on eight of them.
The Andrew Stergiopoulos Foundation
184 Marvin Ridge Road
New Canaan, Connecticut 06840