Season 2; Ep 45. Andrew Schulte '04 - '06
Andrew Schulte is a consumer technology leader, serving as Chief of Staff to the CEOs of both a Fortune 500 company and private company unicorn. Since 2007, Andrew has helped executives launch new products, build engaging company cultures, attract and retain top talent, communicate internally and externally, define corporate and product strategies, and establish critical processes and operations. Today, Andrew serves as the Chief of Staff to the Chief Marketing Officer of Google. Prior to his current role with Google, Andrew worked for real estate startup Opendoor, where he served as Chief of Staff to CEO Eric Wu during a period of rapid expansion and growth. During his time at Opendoor, Andrew was focused on driving structure, process, internal communications, and coaching and development for the leadership team. Throughout Andrew’s contributions at Opendoor, headcount tripled to nearly 2,000 employees across more than 20 geographic markets, and the enterprise value doubled to $3.8B within his first year. Prior to Opendoor, Andrew joined Yahoo in 2012 as Chief of Staff to CEO Marissa Mayer. Throughout his 5 years at Yahoo, Andrew focused on bringing energy and growth to one of the web's pioneering brands. Reporting to Marissa, Andrew hired and mentored a "SWOT team" focused on corporate strategy, executive communications, company goals and operations and employee engagement initiatives. He worked closely with product and functional executives to develop and communicate yearly strategic plans, ultimately achieving substantial product simplification, 650MM+ monthly active mobile users, more than $2B in GAAP revenue, and Yahoo’s lowest operating cost structure in more than a decade. Andrew effectively started his career at Google in 2007, where he worked across a number of roles, including advertising sales, executive communications, and product marketing. During his 5 years at Google, he helped drive the communications and marketing plans for numerous search launches, keynotes, digital campaigns, and highly visible events reaching all employees and more than 5 million users. Andrew graduated Cum Laude from New York University's Stern School of Business, with a double major in marketing and management, and a minor in Journalism. Andrew resides in San Francisco with his husband Todd, and their labradoodle, Edgar. On the weekends you can find Andrew creating artwork with computer circuits, teaching himself piano, or hiking and biking north of the city.