Andy works on the Closed Loop Ventures Group investment team to support sourcing, diligence, and portfolio development for U.S. industrial companies.
For over 15 years, Andrew has been leading the development of university-based startup companies. He is currently President of Enterprise Development Advisors, LLC, specializing in early-stage startup development. He typically serves as Interim CEO, COO or in Product and Business Development roles. Past responsibilities have included leading the startup incubators at both the University of Michigan and Michigan State University, Michigan’s two major research universities with a combined annual research budget of over $2B. He was also Managing Director of Early Stage Partners LLP, a $100M Midwest focused venture capital fund and was the founder of a manufacturing focused cleantech startup, Fusion Coolant Systems.
Earlier in his career, Andrew had extensive international experience in telecommunications with multiple startup companies across three continents. He has held leadership positions from founder to C-level at both private and publicly traded companies as well as serving as a board member on numerous public, private and non-profit companies.
Andrew is a graduate of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan where he received an MBA with high distinction. His undergraduate degree was in Electrical Engineering & Management from McMaster University, and he is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario.
His lifelong passion has been in transforming cutting edge technologies to commercial realities.