Andy is a contributor to Forbes.com
Andy works with CEOs, boards, and senior teams as they lead significant business change. He manages Change Logic, a firm he co-founded with Harvard Business School’s Michael Tushman and Stanford’s Charles O’Reilly. With twenty-five years of experience as both an external and internal consultant, he also held positions with McKinsey & Co. and the IBM Corporation before co-founding Change Logic.
At IBM, Andy was deeply involved in the ‘Emerging Business Opportunity’ program, for which he received an award from IBM’s Vice-Chairman. That experience deeply influenced his belief that corporates can outpace startups at innovation and shaped his work on Corporate Explorers- a breed of managers who have the capability to build new ventures from inside established organizations. Drawing on nearly twenty years of research and work with these innovators, he wrote the books “Corporate Explorer: How Corporations Beat Startups at the Innovation Game (2022)” and “Corporate Explorer Fieldbook: How to Build New Ventures in Established Companies,” to be released in August 2023.
Andy is a trusted advisor to senior teams at Fortune 500 companies across industries- including insurance, technology, health care, and media. He has worked extensively with these firms to make and execute strategic choices to support business growth. He acts as a facilitator, provocateur, and strategic advisor to senior leaders as they setup and operate teams to explore new business opportunities. He advises on a range of issues such as strategy, business model development, and organizational design. Known for his candid, challenging approach, he helps leaders address the hidden barriers to strategy execution.
Andy is a frequent guest speaker and lecturer at companies and business schools and an award-winning business author. His article, ‘Three Disciplines of Innovation,’ co-authored with Professor Charles O’Reilly, was named Best Article in the California Management Review for 2020. His other articles include ‘Ambidextrous CEO’ in the Harvard Business Review, the ‘Art of Strategic Renewal’ in the MIT Sloan Management Review and a book chapter on ‘Getting Started with Ambidexterity.’
Andy attended the University of Sussex, New York University, and the Quinlan Business School at Loyola University Chicago. He holds degrees in political science, marketing, and organizational development.