Andrew joined Big Lots as Senior Vice President, Chief Customer Officer in October 2013. He oversaw all areas of customer engagement and messaging, including marketing, advertising, loyalty, brand development, and merchandise presentation. He was responsible for Big Lots'' Omni-Channel efforts and launching the Biglots.com as well as shifting Big Lots from traditional marketing to an emphasis in digital marketing. He left Big Lots in 2017.
Andrew came to Big Lots from Kmart/Sears Holdings, where he most recently served as Chief Marketing Officer. An innovator in digital marketing, social media, loyalty programs and e-commerce solutions, he helped Kmart build an integrated retail strategy that produced the viral video favorite Ship My Pants. He also made significant contributions to Kmart''s multi-cultural marketing initiatives.
Prior to Kmart, Andrew held senior positions with IBM Global Business Consulting Services, Montgomery Wards, Foot Locker, Deloitte Consulting, and Razorfish.
He earned his MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago Booth Graduate School of Business and his BBA in Marketing from the University of Wisconsin School of Business.