Andrew is the founder of four technology businesses with his last company, RandomStorm Limited, being acquired on the 18th December 2014 in a deal worth £10m. Andrew took this business from 2 staff to just over 60 in under seven years all through organic growth. Growth of technology based startups are what drives Andrew and in 2016, Andrew and Robin Hill started RapidSpike, which provides monitoring of your website and other online services. Andrew also founded Pentest People in 2017 and this has grown into one of the fastest growing IT Security Businesses in the North of England.
Andrew is technical by trade and has achieved many professional qualifications and is the author of seven Cisco Press Books; two McGraw Hill Books, numerous whitepapers and articles and most recently co-author of “Social Engineering Penetration Testing”, published by Elsevier in June 2014. Andrew won the Insider magazine’s Yorkshire Digital Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2014 and gained an MBA from Leeds University in 2014.