CEO/Co-founder of Authintic, analytics tech company building social recommendation engines. Former digital ad exec in NYC and Toronto.
Our technology focuses on ROI and direct attribution in the social space for retailers.
I was on a panel in LA debating each of the 3 key letters in Social CRM: most marketers don't know if which fans are Customers, there's not much of a Relationship, and it's poorly Managed. Our technology addresses all 3.
Now CEO of a tech startup; biz dev is my main focus. Have built 1 dev shop from the ground up and opened 2 interactive agency offices in NYC, all as VP Biz Dev. Learned to sell at Xerox (President's Club sales rep and national sales trainer) and EMC.
My company builds social recommendation engines for marketers. I have a business-level understanding of how predictive analytics can drive ROI. Not a developer or data scientist.
I've built 1 dev shop from the ground up on a bootstrapped budget, now doing it again with my tech startup.
Spent the past 7 years in VP positions (biz dev and strategy) at digital ad agencies. My job is to match needs with possibilities. Now CEO of a tech startup building social recommendation engines.
The social auth-in is the newcomer in the permission marketing industry paved by email and loyalty programs. My company focuses on opening up and properly using these powerful fan:brand marketing channels.
Andrew is a great-humored and clear-thinking guy who understands the intersection of editorial, marketing, networking and strategy online. He's also a smart, engaging writer and great at looking at data and sussing out its significance. My last pow-wow with him was extremely illuminating. Highly recommended.
Andrews sales and management skills have been a critical part of Rich Internet Groups success. His passion for technology and his ability to communicate its business value to people of all levels are two great assets that have helped us become a leader in the web software industry. He's very charismatic and an absolute pleasure to work with.
My respect for Andrew is rooted in veneration for the job he performs. He is a highly effective business development professional who manages to ask the difficult questions without offending or alienating his clients. He is assertive and self-confident without being aggressive or arrogant and he believes completely in himself, his company and the abilities of both. And from contract execution to presentation of the results, you can always count on Andrew for a laugh in the boardroom. It has been my pleasure to work with Andrew over the past months and I look forward to continued results and lots of laughs.
Andrew is an amazing person to work for, and moreover an amazing person to know. He's adept at making contacts in some of the most important places in the digital space, and at keeping Grip Limited foremost on their minds when it comes to new opportunities. In that capacity, it still astounds me what company he keeps in the industry, from some of the best minds at Facebook to some of the most interesting people at Google.
As a director, he's keenly aware of the challenges that we face and he's not afraid to go to bat for us whenever needed -- and since he keeps so utterly well informed on the latest interactive developments in the world, he's a powerful person to have in our corner.
Without his leadership, there's no way to say where the social media department at Grip would be, but with his guiding hand, I have no doubt that it will continue to grow like crazy.
Andrew is one of the most down to earth people I have ever had the privilege to work with. He is dedicated, knowledgable and always available for feedback and direction. The level of confidence he bestows upon his team is unrivaled and his passion is genuine. He knows how to drive results and his sense of humour keeps everyone happy. I'm excited for the future and the excellent work our team will produce.
Articulating what makes Andrew great isnt easy. How do you articulate a passion for the industry and the people he works with? Thoughtful, nice and caring it's full steam ahead all the time, Andrew is one of the best client facing partners I have ever had the distinct pleasure to work with.
Andrew was the best trainer/facilitater I have had in my career, both as an Agent at Cooperators, and in my prior career that spanned about 8 years at Xerox.
Andrew was my "basic sales school/client centerred selling" instructor when i started at Xerox, and he was amazing...made learning a pleasure!
I spent sometime in the "Training arena" at Xerox, and I always considered Andrew a textbook template in which to base my facilitatation skills on...and from a personal standpoint, help me to train reps to compete at a very high level!
Andrew is extremely intelligent, highly motivated and a consummate professional. He has an incredible ability to instantly grasp the dynamics of any situation and lead others to the same level of understanding. He is an essential asset to Trapeze and we are very fortunate to have him on our team. It has been a pleasure to work with Andrew - I could not recommend him any higher.
I worked with Andrew at EMC and we were also on the same Major Account Sales team at Xerox Canada, where he earned a President's Club trip by delivering a spectacular push at year end.
With absolute confidence I can say that Andrew is extremely smart, client-focussed, he has the highest possible business ethics, and is hard working. Yet at the same time can do beer funnels like he's still at Queens.
Andrew and I worked closely together in a team environment. Working under Andrew in his role as the VP of business development, I was able to learn a great deal. Andrew worked with my team to heighten our cold call and professional sales skills. In my current capacity, I use the knowledge gained from working under Andrew on a daily basis. He is an excellent leader and teacher and I am both personally and professionally better for having known him.