Andy Ellwood was born with the gift of gab and raised with an overdeveloped self esteem. While making a name for himself with his caffeine fueled hustle, he’s seen more than his fair share of ups and downs on the journey of the entrepreneur. Andy currently serves as the Chief Revenue Officer of StockUp.
A graduate of Texas A&M, Andy learned quickly what life on the front lines of sales looks like, first selling life insurance and then stepping up his game to selling private jets for Warren Buffett. He leveraged those lessons into roles leading business development and partnerships for Gowalla through to their acquisition by Facebook 2011 and for Waze through to their acquisition by Google in 2013.
Andy was a part of the founding team of Exosphere, an entrepreneurial education community in Santiago, Chile, and now serves as the Trustee of its foundation. As a sought after speaker, consultant, and start-up advisor, his roster of entrepreneurs, start-ups, and big brands continues to grow as the demand for insights on innovation and entrepreneurship continue to distinguish themselves throughout the business world.
Andy lives in New York City with his wife, Annie Fitzsimmons, and their rescue dog, Rocco.
Recent contributions by Andy Ellwood:
Forbes: Before You Need It
CMO Council: Localize to Optimize Sales Channel Effectiveness
Crowdshifter Blog: To Get To The Other Side
Huffington Post: Going Amish
Mays Business School Online: The Sole of Business
The Case Foundation: Giving Back with Gifts to Go
The Hamptons Magazine: The Giving Spirit
Huffington Post: Sanity Blog
Recent press for Andy Ellwood:
New York Times DealBook: In Silicon Valley, the Ripe Scent of New Money
Social Fresh: Location Based Marketing: 2011 Retrospective
Huffington Post: Gowalla Tells a Story
Travelllll: Gowalla 4.0 – The Social Travel App
Eye For Travel: Inspiring Travelers in Real Time
Matador Network: What’s In Your Backpack, Andy Ellwood?
Luxury Daily: Luxury Brands and LBS
Monster.com – Monster Thinkers Spotlight
@Mays Magazine – Start Something, The Philanthropreneur
Variety - Location Site Track TV Brands
Mashable - HOW TO: Start Marketing with Gowalla
Hotel Marketing Strategies: Top opportunities and misconceptions for Location Based Services
Mays Business School Online: Philanthropreneurship
Eye For Travel: Location Based Services and the Travel Industry
Mashable – Gowalla Teams Up with Sundance Film Festival
New York Times – Gowalla Goes to Disneyland
Fast Company – Disney Teams with Gowalla
Tech Crunch – Welcome to the Magic
CNBC - Tracking Your Every Move
Mobile Marketer - TOMS Shoe enlists mobile to promote millionth pair donated.
Huffington Post - Andy Ellwood: Prestige Companies and Geolocal Targeting
USA TODAY - USA TODAY Travel, now on Gowalla
Aviation International News - People in Aviation
Dallas Business Journal - Executives on the Move
Park Cities People - Destination: The World
Texas Aggie Magazine - Aggie Network News
Young Money Magazine - Top 10 Internships