Co-founder and CEO of HeartThis, raised $2M in funding from top investors, grew a community of 2 million registered shoppers with $0 in marketing while creating one of the highest rated shopping apps on iOS (96% 4 and 5 star reviews). Acquired by Thumbtack in 2015.
Employee #1 at SchoolFeed, grew service to over 30 million users in 12 months via social channels and viral tuning. Acquired by United Online (classmates.com) in 2012.
Designed, developed, and managed a variety of social apps and games that collectively reached over 100 million users.
Andrew developed the Facebook Birthday Cards application which acquired over 65M installs and was at one point recommended by Facebook for tracking friends' birthdays. He was the manager for Hero World, RockYou's first profitable game and employee #1 at schoolFeed where he contributed to both the product roadmap and major features. Andrew has received multiple invites to co-found companies and I look forward to what he will work on next. Everyone unanimously agrees that his personality is awesome!
For Andrew Gadson's work at Schoolfeed
I've worked with Andrew for over three years and he has since become one of the top three people I'd work with again given the opportunity.
As an engineer, he's fast, efficient, and learns new tech quickly. As a product manager, he drives product with a keen eye for the end user and validates decisions with extensive tracking and metric based testing.
He has a strong work ethic that is inspirational for those working above, alongside, and below him. He strives to exceed expectations and carries a heavy sense of responsibility for his job.
Because he is in high demand with those who have worked with him before, he has the luxury of finding a job that he's passionate about and I am sure he will be a valuable asset wherever he goes.