Andrew Benedict

Andrew Benedict

I love technology and I love helping build great teams. I started my career selling websites before people knew exactly what they were and definitely weren’t sure they needed one. This was before AOL, Google and Yahoo. I’ve always been an early adopter — and I knew it wasn’t a matter of if people needed these new websites, but when. I really got excited telling people about it, and even more excited when I could close the deal.

Early in my career, I worked at Ingram Micro and my enthusiasm for technology continued to grow. I got to see the full cycle of technology starting with giant computers that didn’t do very much all the way to small and amazing new computers — like the iMac — that revolutionized how we live and work. I wanted to learn more, stay on top of trends and understand how things work.

I’ve never been afraid of change, so when the dot.bomb hit in around 2000, I chose to use that setback as an opportunity. The mortgage industry was on the rise, I love to learn, and I dove in and had a lot of early successes. My network grew and my understanding of how businesses work got stronger and stronger. And then I got the the next big idea for my career — I wanted to bring together my skills as a salesperson with my love of technology and help build the next round of great companies. I became a recruiter and ultimately a talent management executive. It’s what I love to do — bringing together the best people with the perfect opportunity for them to leverage their talents.

Career Experience
Alight, Inc. — Vice President, Talent
Accela — Talent Acquisition Manager
Ultimate Gaming — Senior Recruiter
RichRelevance — Senior Recruiter
Chief People — Senior Recruiter
Princeton One — Executive Recruiter
Credit Suisse — Area Manager
Ingram Micro — Account Executive

Education
BA Finance, California State University, Fullerton