Principal Partner at Simpson-Rich
Andy has over 30 years C-level executive leadership, consulting, executive coaching, leadership development, recruitment and selection and board experience with several high performance and high growth multi-national companies in retailing, financial services, consumer package goods, hospitality and technology.
He has led Human Resource organizations in Fortune 500 multi-national companies known for their high performance and high quality work environments. His corporate experiences include companies such as Charles Schwab, PepsiCo's Frito-Lay and Taco Bell enterprises, Williams-Sonoma and IngramMicro. He is experienced in coaching successful high performance executives, leadership and organizational development, executive search and advising compensation committees of boards of directors in public, private and start-up companies.
During his tenure at Schwab, Andy was Executive VP and Chief Human Resource Officer with worldwide responsibilities for leading and developing human capital strategies designed to align with and drive the company's substantial growth and enhance its employment brand in the marketplace. Schwab was recognized as a pre-eminent employer by Fortune, Catalyst, Working Women and others. Andy worked with the executive leadership team on developing business strategies, personal leadership and organizational effectiveness.
Andy has been recognized for his analytical, problem assessment and solving ability, open and honest communications and high personal standards and integrity. Throughout his career he has hired and coached many high performing individuals who have gone on to achieve significant personal success.
Recently he has worked closely with a broad portfolio of companies and boards of directors in bio-sciences, consumer package goods, education and health care. Projects include development of human capital strategies, mergers and acquisitions, cultural development, employee commitment and engagement, succession planning, leadership development, executive coaching, talent retention strategies, executive compensation and executive search.
Andy graduated with an MBA, MPA and BS from Long Island University. He holds an Executive Management Certification from the School of Industrial Relations and Labor Relations at Cornell University, and has been certified in coaching by the Center for Creative Leadership.
An outdoors person with a passion for skiing, fishing and golf, Andy has certifications in wilderness search and rescue and is a member of the National Ski Patrol.