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?

gtrot: Featured Traveler – Andy Ellwood

Luxury Daily: Luxury Brands and LBS

AdAge: Helping Kids: Frigidaire, Gowalla Push Better Eating

Monster.com – Monster Thinkers Spotlight

@Mays Magazine – Start Something, The Philanthropreneur

Variety - Location Site Track TV Brands

Mashable - HOW TO: Start Marketing with Gowalla

ClickZ: Gowalla on Geo-Social Marketing (Video)

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

Market Watch – Southwest Airlines Goes with Gowalla at Sundance Film Festival

New York Times – Gowalla Goes to Disneyland

Fast Company – Disney Teams with Gowalla

Tech Crunch – Welcome to the Magic

NPR - We’re Aren’t About Coupons

PBS - Location and the 2010 Elections

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