After graduating with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Andrew went straight into…. you guessed it….not mechanical engineering.
Instead, he joined a nonprofit org where he learned a ton about frugality, leadership, trust, and what it means to be a team player. He’d then go on to join startups in RDU before going back to school for technology commercialization. While in school, he tried and failed to launch 3 different products but leveraged his experience to break into the competitive field of Product Management in Big Tech. Now Andrew shares his experiences with aspiring product managers on Linkedin about how to build side products to break into the same.
On the weekends, you’ll catch Andrew at the park with his dog and daughter, at the with his wife, or at the NC State football tailgate.
Episode 38 features our first “Digital Nomad” on the Podcast in Entrepreneur Jinny Oh. Jinny is the Founder of WANDR and travels all over the world to explore the endless possibilities that are out there as well as continue her mission to grow her company WANDR. We get into some great discussions about how she has scaled her company, leadership, remote employees, and of course about traveling!
About Jinny Oh
Hi, I’m Jinny—an entrepreneur who’s lived, studied and traveled around the world. My passion for exploring led me to a digital nomad lifestyle, from which I built a multi-million dollar business in product design and strategy. From features like Forbes to speaking engagements, and as a startup advisor—I owe it all to the experiences I’ve had and the people I’ve met while working remote and traveling the world.
In 2016, I started WANDR to empower startup founders with better user experiences. Since then, we’ve launched over 250 brands and worked with several Fortune 500 companies to re-shape their product strategy. Below are some of the clients I’ve worked with.
I currently serve as an equity partner for Partner.ly, Trendi and KaptionThis, which I’ve helped build, launch and/ or advised.
In October 2017, I found myself energized with a growing online audience. When my LinkedIn Post on “sacrifice as a founder” reached over 20 million views, it led to countless opportunities. I’ve since traveled nationally and globally for speaking engagements and podcast interviews on topics such as Design Innovation, Designing User Experiences, My Journey as an Entrepreneur, Life of an LinkedIn Influencer, and more!
I packed up for my first solo trip at sixteen years old. I’ve since traveled to over 40 countries, lived in 5 countries, and fluently speak 3 different languages. I travel to discover new cultures, and challenge my creativity along the way. Some of my favorite places include: Colombia, Greece, China, Iceland, Spain, and Indonesia.