Andrew is passionate about using innovative concepts and technology to help nonprofits and social enterprises continuously improve to amplify their impact. As a longtime software professional of 20 years, he enjoyed the challenges of leading high-performing teams to deliver enterprise software products and value to customers. He has worked at several the area’s leading software companies, including Paylocity, Coyote Logistics, and Trading Technologies.
Leveraging his experience in continuous improvement environments in the tech world, where innovative work processes like Agile, breakthrough technology, and data-driven decision making were necessary to be successful, along with a diverse background in the nonprofit space, Andrew co-founded Impaktfel in the beginning of 2018 to focus his efforts full-time on social impact. He was finally able to combine his two passions of innovation and helping others into his work. Impaktfel supports nonprofits and social enterprise to reach their potential, enabling them to scale and sustain their impact.
Andrew is an active mentor, supporting others in their career and life journeys. He is currently a mentor at 1871, where he advises social entrepreneurs. At America Needs You, whose programs support first generation college students, he volunteers as a mentor coach. Andrew also enjoys connecting with other social impact enthusiasts to discuss creative ideas and solutions to positively impact society.
As an advocate of education and youth development, Andrew served over four years on the board of directors at the youth nonprofit, Project: VISION, while also recently assuming the role of director of operations there for a year. In 2013, he founded the community platform, Chicago Rises, where he organized teams of volunteers to highlight the work of people doing good in Chicago, with the goal of inspiring Chicagoans to take initiative in their communities.
Andrew holds a BA in economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He lives in Chicago with his wife and two daughters and loves exploring the city with them. Besides the energy of the city, he also enjoys the soul refreshing benefits of nature through camping and hiking.