Former Co-Founder & COO at Mattermark and Co-Founder & CEO at Holloway.
Moved my startup, LaunchGram, from Columbus, OH to Silicon Valley.
Have worked with 3 teams of co-founders + coach 15+ CEOs, CTOs, and executives.
Was COO at Mattermark from $0 - $5M in ARR.
I got to know Andy while serving as an adviser for the Business Builders Club at The Ohio State University. Andy had the unusual title of Chief Connector, and I must say he lived the role. Andy has a a rare gift for connecting with people, and an amazing ability to recognize potential for new connections in his circle. He's introduced me to wonderful people I never would have found on my own, and expanded my understanding of networking and collaboration.
Andy is a one-man ideation engine, and I see more and more of his ideas taking shape in his work. I highly recommend him for his ability to formulate new ideas, build teams, and make critical connections.
Andy Sparks brings energy and creativity to every endeavor he pursues. I have enjoyed working with him over the past two years through the Alleviating Poverty through Entrepreneurship Conference at the Ohio State University. I could always depend on Andy as a connector of people and ideas. Andy can see the big picture and has admiral ambition.
I had the pleasure of working with Andy when he was an officer for the Business Builders Club at Ohio State University. His strong leadership and communications skills contributed to growing the membership and expanding the education programs. Andy is a young talented entrepreneur who has impressed me with many of his business ideas. I suspect we will be reading about Andy in the business magazines in the future. He would be a good investment of time and money.
Andy is an enthusiastic leader who greatly aided the growth of the OSU Business Builders Club. Membership grew and the events improved dramatically.
Andy is a go getter who makes it happen. Period.
I worked closely with Andy and his team to plan and implement the 2010 TechColumbus/Ohio State InnovationPitch program. They impressed our leadership team by anticipating our needs, soliciting our input and delivering on a structured process and event that delivered great results for our business. I would recommend Andy and the Ohio State Business Builders Club to any organization looking to engage new entrepreneurial talent to help grow their business.
Andy is a visionary, energetic, and passionate young entrepreneur who is well on his way. To say that Andy understands the big picture is an understatement. He has a strong ability to step back from the individual tree, see the entire forest, and understand how an entrepreneurial venture fits into the ecosystem at large. I'm impressed by Andy's ability to simultaneously launch the O Spot mobile application and function as an important student leader at Ohio State University. Keep your eyes on Andy Sparks for he will accomplish amazing things in his life!
Andy Sparks is unquestionably a person I would choose to work with. Sparks' greatest strength is his strategic thinking model. I often refer to him as the Architect because he is able to assess a problem and build a plan that strategically resolves the issues. My recommended growth area for Sparks is that he speak up more often and share his thoughts. To be a stronger leader he needs to be more vocal about his thoughts and concerns. Sparks second strength is his ability to get things done. He devotes himself to the project's outcome and will not rest until the desired result has been achieved and exceeded. I'd work side by side with Andy on any project.