Ideation fuels the professional passion of Andrew Smith. As Chief Growth Officer at Hive Hatch, Andrew juggles growth, investments, product development and marketing while supporting the company’s portfolio and brand.
Andrew’s official education includes a B.S. in Marketing, a Master’s in Entertainment Business and certifications in demand generation, communication, leadership and growth series. Andrew is also certified in Google Analytics and Hubspot. In addition to formal training, he has accumulated 20 years of experience building successful businesses and wielding expertise in a variety of portfolios.
A proven startup mentor and advisor, Andrew has nurtured fledgling startups through Joy Labs and Techstars and has helped propel several companies to new heights, including Refine Labs, SendGrid, Upserve and Dropbox. Andrew loves working with the Hive Hatch team, many of whom he has known through numerous companies over the past decade. Together, they are an efficient machine.
Curious, witty and empathetic, Andrew grew up on the east coast in New England. Happily married to his wife Jen and the proud father of three amazing kids, Andrew is an avid boater (both power and sail), skier and tennis player. He is also an active volunteer with several local charities and supports numerous U.S. public nonprofits and socially responsible causes.