Portland, Oregon & Atlanta, Georgia
Chief Operating Officer
Andreas has a track record of strategic execution and will lead the day-to-day operations of the group to ensure alignment with the strategic plan including budgetary discipline and tracking of KPIs. As an experienced and efficient leader, he will maintain control of diverse business operations throughout, coordinating with the CEO and CFO in overseeing development and execution of the long-term business strategies of the corporation.
Andreas’s earlier sports career refined his natural strategic ability, value for team work and the importance of perseverance to achieve results. After his sporting career, Andreas built a successful UK web design agency which currently has a staff of over 30. Andreas has also built an app development company in Asia that provides online ordering software to restaurants and takeaways, including one of the largest fast food franchises in South Asia.
Whilst studying at Auckland University, Andreas was part of the New Zealand Warriors development squad, a professional Rugby team in the Australian NRL, captaining the development squad in their first successful Australian tour. This was coupled with winning the Rugby League Universities World Cup, playing for with New Zealand.
Having graduated from Auckland University with a Bachelors degree in Marketing, Andreas went on to play professional rugby league in the UK and France for 10 years appearing for Hull KR, Carcassonne and was also a key part of the National Championship winning team Barrow Raiders in 2009. Andreas also proudly represented the country Samoa in 2009 and 2010 helping them gain qualification to the World Cup.
Andreas was born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand. From a young age he displayed a real talent for sport, excelling in all those in which he participated, additionally, via Auckland Grammar School, he was placed in the top 5 percentile of the country for both Latin and German. This won him a scholarship to Germany to further develop his talent for the language.