Having spent over 20 years in the aerospace and defense industry, Andy has become a trusted business leader capable of delivering both tactical and strategic growth.
His exceptional technical acumen and ability to build strong relationships across organizations allows him to develop strategies that drive organic and acquisitive growth. His proven ability to identify, define and execute medium to large M&A transactions has seen him complete a number of deals ranging in size up to $4Bn. His strong understanding of IP and technology as a value creation driver, has led to proven results in delivering balanced investment decisions.
Andy has international experience across all levels of commercial and military OEMs and government entities and all levels of seniority up to c-suite and flag officers.
Roles & Responsibilities
PRESIDENT, DEEP BLUE STRATEGIC ADVISERS LLC
May 2019 - Present
Founder and President of small boutique consultancy firm focused on supporting client’s growth through a range of strategic enablers including M&A, marketing insights and strategies, business development and government relations.
VICE PRESIDENT, ESTERLINE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
January 2011 - April 2019
Progressive leadership roles with responsibility for strategic development activities driving growth across the business, including; annual strategic planning process, mergers and acquisitions, new product & technology development, business intelligence, market analysis, government relations and lobbying.
NEW BUSINESS LEADER, THE MARVIN GROUP
July 2009 - January 2011
Reporting directly to the company president, generated $20 million in new domestic and international business through new product and/or customers. Implemented business wide continuous improvement initiative. Designed, developed and drove new corporate marketing strategy and brand.
DIRECTOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, COBHAM PLC
January 2005 - June 2009
Business development leader for $100M product line accountable for annual bookings and sales growth. Responsibilities included future business and technology growth, strategic planning, acquisitions and market intelligence.
HEAD OF AIRCAFT SYSTEMS INTEGRATION, MBDA (UK) LTD
October 1998 - January 2005
Progressive engineering leadership positions culminating in heading all aircraft integration aspects of advanced weapon systems across European multi-national defense program.
1995 - 1998
BENG UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE
Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) with Honors in Aerospace Systems Engineering
Thesis: “An investigation into the dynamic effects of a maneuvering aircraft”
2002 - 2004
MSC LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY
Master of Science (MSc) with Honors in Advanced Systems Engineering
Thesis: “Systems Conceptual Design for a Time Critical Strike Weapon”
Andy has over a decade of experience in leading complex organizations comprised of multi-national, multi-site operations, through annual strategic planning activities. He is a proven strategic thinker capable of building confidence and rapport with teams to help them think outside of the box, always with an eye on growth and achieving success.
ECONOMIC ALLIANCE SNOHOMISH COUNTY
Executive Committee, Chair Advocacy Committee; Board of Trustees
NORTHWEST INNOVATION RESOURCE CENTER
AIR FORCE ASSOCIATION
ROYAL AERONAUTICAL SOCIETY
AEROSPACE FUTURES ALLIANCE
EVERETT PUBLIC SCHOOLS
CTE Advisory Board
STEM Advisory Board
Executive Advisory Board
"Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory.
Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat."