Andrew Johnson


I've recently joined empowr in downtown San Diego to run their recruiting group. We're a start-up that's building the world's first social economy. Think of us like your favorite social network that also combines aspects of eBay, PayPal, Etsy, Blogger, etc. to allow members to earn through content creation and selling goods and services.

I came to ProjectUplift from BridgeGate Executive Search in Irvine, CA where I was a Director in their Technology Practice. BridgeGate is a boutique retained search firm that specializes in senior executive placements for both the Fortune 500 as well as the venture backed technology community.

My team of Research Associates and I handled all of the candidate development on the execution of those retained searches. A few of our clients include: Experian, Thomson Reuters, Aster Data, Oodle and AppDynamics.

Prior to BridgeGate I was the Vice President of Development at McDermott & Bull Executive Search. My role there was focused on building the infrastructure of the firm by recruiting their research team as well as Principals that focused on business development/client management.

I have an undergraduate degree for the University of California, Davis and a MBA from Pepperdine University.

I live with my wife, Van Le Cheng, in Encinitas, California.

  • Work
    • BridgeGate Executive Search
  • Education
    • Pepperdine University
    • University of California, Davis