Senior Director, Consulting Services
Andrew’s career at IPM is a testament to the fact that project leadership skills are transferable between industries and project types. He has more than 15 years of experience leading projects for Fortune 100 companies, start-up ventures, and the U.S. government. Andrew puts that broad experience to work leading IPM’s Discovery + Development team, Centers of Excellence, and internal business planning process. Outside the office, he also benefits from a variety of experiences, thanks to his kids, extended family, and lifelong friends.
What have you found to be the best thing about working at IPM?
The family atmosphere, the culture, and the diversity of work are all things that I love about IPM. Additionally, I love collaborating with a great set of people who have a wide variety of backgrounds and experience. People are willing to go above and beyond to genuinely help each other, and the end product is always better.
How does that apply in your role leading Discovery + Development, our innovation function?
We are constantly looking for ways to innovate and explore valuable problems to solve for IPM and our customers. When we bring people together with various perspectives based on experience, education, and background, we can generate a variety of potential solutions to a single problem. I then get to partner with others at IPM and with clients to test and implement our solutions.
What are your favorite hobbies?
In my free time I love to golf, do house projects, and attend sporting events. Growing up in Illinois, I have always been a Chicago sports fan (Cubs, not Sox). I also love to travel and explore new places. Trips to Switzerland and Jordan are two that have topped the list.
Let’s hear more about you.
My three kids are full of life and make our house a crazy place to be. At any point when you walk in you will find Camden dancing, Brenner playing sports, and Quinn singing. My wife, Nikki, is the rock of our family. She has a caring soul that looks out for everyone’s needs. She is a great role model for the kids and an inspiration to me.
Every summer my extended family, 38 people and growing, take a family vacation to somewhere new in the US. The trips usually include whitewater rafting, horseback riding, hiking, golf, swimming, family dinners, and lots of late nights playing games. We find a variety of things to do to keep everyone from those in their 70s to newborns engaged, but the greatest part is that we all spend time together.
Do you have a favorite celebrity, TV show, or movie?
“Impractical Jokers” is my favorite TV show. I love how they interact with people and the crazy things they are willing to do. I have a group of friends that I grew up with, and am still close with, that the show reminds me of. Most of the times when we get together could be filmed as a show similar to “Impractical Jokers.”
Do you have a favorite charity or philanthropic cause that you volunteer with?
I began working with the Make-a-Wish Foundation as part of continued support from IPM’s Project Mercy. I support them both personally and professionally as they try to adopt a project management framework that will help them achieve their mission of providing wishes. Seeing how they help not just the kids but the entire family through such a difficult time is inspirational.