Andrew Kandel is the Chief Executive Officer for NYI, leading all divisions of the organization including Sales, Operations, Marketing, Research and Finance.
Andrew brings over 20 years of experience across a suite of the world’s top digital, TV and sponsorship properties. Frequently recognized for his work in advertising innovation and sales excellence, Andrew most recently served as Chief Revenue Officer of Waze @ Google, Americas, where he led sales, business development, acquisition and partnerships.
Prior to Waze, Andrew founded the Sales Excellence Program for Google’s Enterprise Ads Practice after serving as Head of Industry for Google’s Telecom sector for four years. Andrew also held leadership roles at NBC, the National Basketball Association (NBA), NASCAR and Endeavor/IMG, where he represented the US Olympic Team’s sponsorship efforts.
Andrew is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, with a BA in International Relations. He, his wife Melissa, and their two children Samantha & Jack are native New Yorkers who live in Chelsea. He’s a passionate foodie and an avid fisherman.