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 and Metropolitan State University of Denver.
making a difference
Andy is remarkably active in the Denver metropolitan area. In 2008 he founded ExecConnect, a unique nonprofit organization made up of senior executives, community leaders and business owners. Pooling their intellects, these highly effective individuals work together to identify, work on and solve complex civic issues. Most recently, he joined B:CIVIC and is volunteering with Junior Achievement. Andy recently 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, as 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.
In addition, Andy has contributed dovetail solutions' resources to the community. The company works with numerous nonprofits in all sectors free of charge.