Andy's work life mission is to help entrepreneurs build amazing companies. After doing retained executive search for 22 years—completing more than 500 searches and recruiting dozens of CEOs for high-growth startups and multi-billion dollar public companies—he decided to switch careers and joined Index as a Mentor in Residence in 2016. Andy uses his extensive search background to help portfolio companies address their senior, strategic executive and Board hiring needs and map out their approaches to building management teams. He is also supporting entrepreneurs by opening up his global network of senior executives and making introductions to partner companies.
Prior to joining Index, Andy was the President of SPMB, one of the world’s leading mid-sized technology search firms. At SPMB, Andy grew the firm from six to more than 60 people, increased revenues by over 2000% and co-led the establishment of the firm’s venture arm. He also recruited the CEO for exited companies lAVG, Zenprise, Vormetric and dozens more, and counts AppDynamics, MuleSoft and Docusign among the high-growth companies he has helped build. Andy also hired key leaders from the worlds of retail, digital fitness, and more to build out SPMB's consumer practice, which now generates almost half of the firm's revenues.