About Us – Meet Andy Buyting
Andy is a graduate of the University of New Brunswick’s Business Administration program and Birthing Of Giants, a three-year course on entrepreneurship at MIT sponsored by the Entrepreneurs’ Organization in conjunction with Inc. Magazine and the MIT Enterprise Forum. Andy is currently enrolled in the prestigious Gathering Of Titans program at MIT, a continuation of Birthing Of Giants limited to only a select group of graduates.
Andy brings over 20 years of sales, marketing, operations, business development, entrepreneurship, management and executive experience to his clients. He works with hiring managers, business owners and executives to deliver services including strategic planning, human resource management, recruiting and executive coaching. As a Certified Toastmaster & public speaker, Andy regularly delivers keynotes and motivational workshops related to business and entrepreneurship.
As a Certified Gazelles International Strategic Advisor, Andy provides strategic direction for high growth companies and their management teams as they expand into the future. Using the Gazelles International strategies and methodology, he facilitates a structured approach to the Four Decisions™ framework; People, Strategy, Execution and Cash.
As the developer of the Hiring Right Recruiting System, Andy works with hiring managers from all types of organizations to develop customized recruiting processes that ensure a hiring success rate of 90-95%. The customized processes are designed to enable organizations to attract and screen for A-Players.
Andy began his career as an entrepreneur. His he grew his first million dollar business by expanding into new markets and new product categories. As a result, he grew revenues by 550% over a period of 10 years and employing over 125 people. During that time Andy became the recipient of several awards including the Business Development Bank of Canada’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for New Brunswick, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist, among many others. Andy later transitioned his focus to helping other companies grow and achieve great success.
Andy remains active in various businesses. As a partner in a hyper-growth publishing company as well as various real estate developments, he always has one foot in various entrepreneurial ventures. This enables Andy to bring real street level entrepreneurial experience to his clients.
Now, focusing most of his energy helping his clients scale their own business, Andy pulls from his extensive experience in several sectors including retail, manufacturing, construction, service, publishing, sales, marketing, real estate, as well as government and non-profit sectors.
Andy is an extremely well read individual and talented communicator. As such, he is often sought out to serve on advisory boards to private as well as public organizations. Andy is a published author and has contributed to numerous business blogs and trade publications across North America.