Chief Curator and Provocateur
As Chief Curator and Provocateur at Prophet, Andy has earned a reputation as one of the most disruptive and effective advisors in business. In his 20 years Andy helped reinvent the leadership of GE, conceived a new version of Vegas through the Cosmopolitan Hotel, and helped Gap re-imagine its future. These projects and more highlight his passion for inspiration, creativity, and innovation.
Andy’s first book, Look at More: A Proven Approach to Innovation, Growth and Change was released in April 2011. Look at More quickly became a best seller, and was cited in Ad Age as one of “Ten Marketing Books You Should Have Read.” The book has served as a natural spring board to Andy’s current exploration of something he calls the “museum of life.”
As a member of the Washington Speakers Bureau, Andy has the opportunity to travel the world discussing his most inspiring discoveries, observances, and experiences. Constantly soaking in knowledge as he explores, Andy’s well never runs dry.
In 1990, Andy co-founded Play, a creativity and innovation company that changed the way business does business. While there, he equipped leading companies with ways to inspire their people and generate sustainable innovation. Prophet and Play joined forces in December 2008.
Andy currently acts as visiting professor at many leading universities, including Dartmouth, University of Michigan, Duke, University of Richmond, and the Wharton School of Leadership. As a professor, Andy remains continually encouraged by the wealth of talent that will soon shape the world. He is honored to be a part of that shaping.
Andy strongly believes in supporting community through education, nonprofit, and civic initiatives including the VCCA, and plays a leadership role in hosting TEDxRVA in his home town of Richmond, Virginia. Andy holds a B.S. from Miami University of Ohio.