Founder and Chief Executive Officer
A Denver native, CEO Andy Boian founded dovetail solutions, a full-service communications, branding and public relations firm that works with businesses to build mutually beneficial relationships for maximum opportunity. He has been referred to as a natural “connector,” a term coined in Malcolm Gladwell’s book, The Tipping Point.
He has maintained the fundamentals of success—hard work, determination and grit –throughout his career. In his mid-20s, Andy was named senior vice president for a large telecommunications firm in Denver, responsible for corporate communications, marketing and community investment in 11 nationwide locations. His team grew significant revenue for four consecutive years. Later, he was instrumental in several companies exceeding their business development and community investment goals, and assisted numerous senior-level executives in becoming well integrated into the communities in which they lived, worked and served. He has been the recipient of the Denver Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” award, the Colorado Statesman’s “Fifty for the Future” and Metropolitan State University of Denver’s “Mover and Shaker” award. Additionally, Andy was recognized by his alma mater as an Alumnus of Distinction in 2011, the first in political science in the history of the university.
In 1999, he was asked to run as a Colorado representative of the Democratic National Committee. After a successful campaign, he served four years at the national level. There were numerous issues on which Andy voted on behalf of Colorado, including the DNC’s choice of Denver as the site for the 2008 Democratic National Convention. Presently, he is engaged in electoral politics at both the national and regional levels, working with numerous constituencies. He serves as a senior campaign advisor and speechwriter, and in these capacities, he has worked on numerous presidential, U.S. Senate, gubernatorial and mayoral campaigns for more than 20 years. Additionally, he served on the transition teams for both the nation’s forty-second president and a United States secretary of the interior. Andy is also a faculty member for the Daniels College of Business graduate M.B.A. program and an adjunct professor at the distinguished Korbel Graduate School of International Studies, both at the University of Denver. He has previously taught at the University of Colorado, Arapahoe Community College and Metropolitan State University of Denver.
making a difference
Andy is remarkably active in the Denver community. In 2008 he co-founded ExecConnect, a unique nonprofit organization made up of senior executives, community leaders and business owners. Pooling their intellects, these individuals work together to identify and solve complex civic issues. For 9 years, Andy served on the board of the Kempe Foundation, the nation’s leader in the treatment and prevention of child abuse and neglect, including a two-year stint as chairman of the foundation. He served 6 years on the board of the Denver Botanic Gardens including 1 year as vice chairman. He is also a past-chairman of the board of Kids in Need of Dentistry and the Downtown Denver Partnership membership committee. He was also a corporate committee member of The Children’s Hospital. He is currently a member of the Metro Denver EDC Board of Governors, a member of the board of the highly touted educational reform organization, Colorado Succeeds, a member of CXO, a member of the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation National Philanthropy Day selection committee and he volunteers with Junior Achievement’s “Capitalism with a Conscience” 1-day event each year. He speaks regularly to various groups on corporate, community and political topics and how, specifically, they can better integrate. Finally, Andy contributes dovetail solutions’ resources to the community. The agency regularly works with various nonprofits in all sectors gratis.