Andy is a technology optimist and the founder & CEO of Think3, founder & CEO of Crossover, co-founder & CEO of RideAustin and the CEO of a variety of technology companies including Engine Yard, DNN Corp, Kayako, Bizness Apps, FogBugz, School Loop, Agemni & SLI Systems.
Andy’s most recent venture is a $1B private equity fund called Think3. Think3 is designed to enable entrepreneurs to exit their startups earlier to take more shots at creating new innovation. The firm fundamentally believes that founders should think of their career as a portfolio - and sell their modestly growing company earlier to start their next high growth venture/unicorn. Think3 purchases these companies, enables a unique process to enable the founder and team to go start their new venture - and provides them $500k as non-equity angel funds to assist.
Through this fund - Andy has purchased and is currently the CEO of Engine Yard - a devops software company, CEO of DNN Corp - an open source content management platform, CEO of Kayako - a customer service software company, CEO of Bizness Apps - a mobile app publishing platform, CEO of FogBugz - a software developer workflow tool, CEO of School Loop - a learning management system for schools, CEO of Agemni - a sales enablement software and CEO of SLI System - a leading website search engine software.
Andy also founded Crossover in 2014 and has now grown it to become one of the largest online talent marketplaces - spanning over 130 countries. Crossover was established on the belief that the best talent is distributed worldwide - but opportunity isn’t.
In his spare time - Andy is also the co-founder & CEO of the world’s only non-profit rideshare called RideAustin. RideAustin has completed nearly 3M rides to date while simultaneously raising over $400k for local charities.
Andy is also passionate about the US-Japan international relationship. He serves as a Delegate in the US-Japan Leadership Program - bringing together key leaders from both countries, he started a non-profit Japanese cultural and coding school in Austin called the Japanese Heritage Academy and serves as a Board Member of the Texas Central High Speed rail - the first private high-speed rail in the US exporting the Japanese Shinkansen technology.
Previously, Andy spent 14 years running strategy at Intel Corporation and was also an advisor to the US White House on the future of jobs and engineering talent. He received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Illinois and a MBA from Rice University.
Senior Vice President, Operations
As Senior Vice President of Operations at DNN, Bobbi Kommineni is responsible for the daily operations and continually driving performance improvement for the company. She brings more than 20 years of experience to DNN. Her experience and leadership focus on delivering business solutions, providing outstanding client support and driving profitable revenue growth.
In addition to her role at DNN, Bobbi leads a number of other software organizations operations within a private equity portfolio at ESW Capital. Prior to this role, Bobbi spent 10 years advising Tier 1 retailers on strategy and systems to improve planning process at Oracle Retail, and held global positions within sales, product marketing and consulting services at Dun & Bradstreet, i2 Technologies and Trilogy Software.
Bobbi holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Texas McCombs School of Business.
Vice President, Product
Ash runs the Product organization at DNN Corp. Ash has held various Engineering & Product positions over the past 21 years. Ash helped build enterprise-grade software for numerous Fortune 500 clients, including Best Buy Canada, Humana Inc., CA Technologies, Provident Bank and Tata Steel.
Ash holds a Bachelor of Technology degree from IIT Varanasi, India, and an MBA from University of Phoenix. Ash is a two-time Microsoft MVP and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
A versatile .NET web developer, published author, and constant learner who likes to be challenged. Natural leader, extrovert, communicator, and bilingual.