Andy is a seasoned finance leader with broad-based expertise in diverse industries spanning the business lifecycle from startups to mature environments. He is a dedicated, hands-on leader with exceptional management and staff development skills. Andy has an adaptable leadership approach that builds capacity and knowledge of team members and navigates multiple conflicting priorities, and he has experience in turn-around and high growth operations.
Andy holds a B.A. in business from the University of Washington and an M.B.A from Seattle University. He has active CPA credentials and is also an intuit QuickBooks ProAdvisor.
After living abroad and in various states, Andy moved to the Seattle area in high school and now considers himself a Seattle native. He is happiest on the water and in the mountains. Andy is an avid boater and skier, though his number one passion is probably riding his bicycles, and he is likely to be riding his mountain bike at Tiger Mountain on any given weekend. Ideally, he would be riding or skiing with his two grown sons, now that he no longer coaches them in soccer or works on the board of various sports organizations.
Q&A with Andy:
What do you like best about your job?
Despite what people might think about accounting, it is never boring. I have the opportunity to work on a different subject every day, often with different people. I am always being challenged and always learning. I also have the opportunity to make an impact.
What is your favorite movie?
I can’t narrow it down to one – but people might never guess that I really like The Sound of Music.
What are your favorite places to visit?
I just got back from the Big Island of Hawaii – always a favorite (I dove with Manta Rays). I consider Whistler, British Columbia, to be my “home away from home” and one of my happy places – it’s my adult playground. I like to chase the sun down to the desert in Palm Springs and Phoenix. I speak German and have a German passport - so I love to visit Germany, but especially Berlin, for its immense historical significance.