Founder and Chief Executive Officer
A Denver native, Andy Boian founded dovetail solutions, a full-service communications, branding and marketing firm that works with businesses and their executives to build mutually beneficial relationships for maximum opportunity. Andy has been referred to as a natural “connector,” a term coined in Malcolm Gladwell’s book, “The Tipping Point.” This characteristic has been used effectively in Andy’s professional life.
He has maintained the fundamentals of success—hard work, determination and fortitude--throughout his career. In his mid-20s, he was named senior vice president for a large telecommunications firm in Denver, responsible for 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 community investment goals, and he assisted numerous senior-level executives become well integrated into the communities in which they lived, worked and served. 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. 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, Andy was asked to run for Colorado’s representative as a member of the Democratic National Committee. After a successful campaign, he served four years at the national level. Several events stand out to him from this experience. The DNC chose Denver as the site for the 2008 Democratic National Convention. Unfortunately, the effort to create a Rocky Mountain Primary Day was not a success. Presently, Andy is engaged in electoral politics at both the local and national levels, working with various constituencies. He has served as a senior campaign advisor and speechwriter, and in these capacities, he has worked on numerous mayoral, gubernatorial, U.S. Senate and presidential 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 an adjunct professor at the distinguished Korbel Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver. Additionally, he has taught at the University of Colorado and Metropolitan State University.
making a difference
Andy is remarkably active in the Denver metropolitan area. In October 2008 he founded ExecConnect, a unique nonprofit organization made up of senior executives, community leaders and business owners. Pooling their intellects, these 60 highly effective individuals work together to identify, work on and solve complex civic issues. In 2010, ExecConnect partnered with Denver Bike Share to launch its initiative. For two years they have mentored at-risk high school students. Recently, Andy served a two-year stint as chairman of the Kempe Foundation, the #1 treatment center for child abuse and neglect. He is a member of the board of the highly touted educational reform organization, Colorado Succeeds, a past-chairman of the board of Kids in Need of Dentistry (KIND) and a corporate committee member of The Children’s Hospital. He served as vice chairman of the Denver Botanic Gardens, chairman of the Downtown Denver Partnership membership committee, a member of the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation Board of Governors, a 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