Born with the gift of gab, raised with an overdeveloped self esteem, Andy Ellwood has built a career around both the art and the science of hustle. He’s currently pushing the envelope and bringing his brand of hustle to Waze, the social GPS company making the lives of 33,000,000 drivers better everyday.
A native of Dallas, TX, he attended Texas A&M and received his degree in Corporate Finance. After achieving national recognition for his work at Northwestern Mutual, Andy spent a number of years in luxury travel sales and excelled as Vice President of Sales for Marquis Jet. Most recently, Andy led Business Development for Gowalla which was acquired by Facebook in December of 2011.
Andy lives in New York and thrives on the city that doesn’t sleep. A sought after speaker and a weekly Forbes contributor on The Art and Science of Hustle, you can also keep track of his adventures on www.andyellwood.com and on Twitter @andyellwood. Even though he doesn’t slow down much, when he does he enjoys black coffee, sporting a pocket square, seeking out breakfast tacos, and doting on his girlfriend Annie.
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