As Chief Curator and Provocateur at Prophet, Andy has earned a reputation as one of the most disruptive and effective advisors in business. He spent the past 20 years helping companies like GE, General Mills, Proctor & Gamble, The United States Olympic Committee, and the Coca Cola Company drive innovation from the inside out - enriching their people and driving marketplace growth. Andy's true passion lies in guiding clients through the powerful evolution from inspiration to creativity to innovation. He teaches practical skills, leadership behaviors, and specific processes for developing and implementing ideas at work.
Andy is frequently featured on CNBC as a nationally recognized innovation thought leader, and acts as visiting professor at many leading universities, including Dartmouth, University of Michigan, Duke, University of Richmond, and the Wharton School of Leadership. He is a published author and is frequently called upon to share his insights with the media. He is currently writing a forthcoming book on innovation. You can follow Andy on Twitter.
In 1990, Andy co-founded Play, a creativity and innovation company, that changed the way business does business. While there, he helped many leading companies find ways to inspire and equip their people to create sustainable innovation. Prophet and Play joined forces in December 2008.
Andy strongly believes in supporting community through education, non-profit, and civic initiatives including the HYDE school, HomeAgain and ChildSavers. Andy is on the Board of Directors of KaBOOM!, a non-profit organization focused on giving every child in America a great place to play within walking distance. Andy holds a B.S. from Miami University of Ohio.