Andy has earned a reputation as one of the most disruptive and effective advisors in business. He is a thought leader and thinking partner to executives and their most critical ideas. Driving growth and change for Fortune 50 leaders, mid-cap companies, and adventurous entrepreneurs, Andy’s dramatic results can be seen everywhere.
In his 20 years, Andy reinvented the leadership of GE, conceived a new version of Vegas through the Cosmopolitan Hotel, and reimagined a future for Gap. As a principal/creative at New Richmond Ventures, Andy connects and mentors aspiring socially-conscious entrepreneurs, empowering them with the knowledge to build successful businesses and social ventures that positively impact life. Using his real-world experience from Fortune 50 corporations, Andy applies the benefits of creative, remarkable thinking to transform new business ideas and practices for the next generation of companies.
Andy further shares his forward-thinking insights and strategies through his work as a renowned author and speaker. His first book, Look at More: cited in Ad Age as one of the “Top Ten Marketing Books You Should Have Read.” A member of the Washington Speakers Bureau, Andy is frequently invited to deliver the keynote address at events such as, the FORTUNE Innovation Forum, GE Women’s Conference, and THE Conference on Marketing. Andy is an active member of Ted, having spoken at 5 TEDx forums and recently curating Richmond’s second annual TEDx event.
Andy is fully dedicated to bringing new and exciting ideas into the world. He likes to get people thinking. He likes to get people talking. He likes to provoke as much inspiration as he can. He believes in using the innovative and the unconventional to inspire executives and organizations at every level. For example, Andy may advise an executive to read children’s books to become a better leader, or turn space into a museum exhibit to breathe more creativity into life, or to routinely carve out time and space away from the office to improve work performance. By curating experiences that inspire through direct, indirect, and tangential ways, Andy moves executives to view their business through a new lens reframed for growth.
An entrepreneur and community advocate at heart, Andy passionately engages in city renovation projects throughout the US. Whether it is designing a unique hotel experience in downtown Las Vegas, supporting a vibrant art scene in his current hometown of Richmond, or investing in the revival of Detroit’s community, his beloved childhood home, Andy actively energizes businesses, builds communities, creates connections, and inspires life.