Founder and Chief Executive Officer
A Denver native, Andy is passionate about the integration of business and community. In May 2005 he founded dovetail solutions, a company that maximizes its clients’ branding, marketing and public relations efforts by bringing together the private, public, government and community sectors. Andy is a natural “connector,” a term coined in The Tipping Point by author Malcolm Gladwell. Andy has effectively parlayed this skill into his professional life.
Early on, Andy learned the fundamentals of success -- hard work, determination and fortitude -- and he has maintained these values throughout his career. When he was 25, he was named the senior vice president of business development for a large telecommunications firm based in Denver and was responsible for marketing and community investment in 11 nationwide locations. His team grew revenue significantly for four consecutive years.
Later, he was instrumental in several companies exceeding their community involvement goals, and he assisted numerous senior-level executives to become well integrated into the communities in which they lived, worked and served.
Andy is engaged in electoral politics at both the local and national level, working with various constituencies and has served as a senior campaign advisor and speechwriter. In these capacities he has worked on numerous mayoral, gubernatorial, U.S. Senate and presidential campaigns for more than 20 years. He served on the transition teams for the nation’s forty-second president as well as a United States interior secretary. Andy was a part-time professor of political science at Metropolitan State College and was honored to receive Metro State’s “Favorite Professor” award in 2003 and 2006. He was also an adjunct professor of international studies at the University of Denver and taught at the University of Colorado. Andy 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’s “Mover and Shaker” award.
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.
making a difference
Andy is remarkably active in the Denver community. He is the founder of ExecConnect, served as chairman of the Kempe Center and served as vice chairman of the Denver Botanic Gardens, chairman of the Downtown Denver Partnership membership committee, a corporate committee member of The Children’s Hospital, a member of the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation Board of Governors, member of CXO, a member of the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation National Philanthropy Day selection committee and a part of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). He speaks regularly to various groups on corporate, community and political topics and how specifically they can better integrate with each other.
In addition, Andy has contributed dovetail solutions’ resources to the community. The company works with numerous nonprofits in all sectors free of charge.
Phone: 720.226.9595, ext. 1