New York, New York, United States
Andrew Stern joins the Sport Management program at Columbia University as a highly regarded Project Manager at Revolution Marketing. As a student at State University of New York at Cortland Andrew read a quote from hall of fame UCLA coach John Wooden and has since included it in all professional emails; “The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team.” Early professional experiences at the New York Jets, Brooklyn Cyclones and EveryBODY Skates New Jersey prepared him to be a team player in both professional and personal endeavors.
Working for the Jets’ event staff Andrew learned the importance of paying dues. For the Brooklyn Cyclones Andrew honed his communication skills and excelled at media relations and producing content.
EveryBODY Skates New Jersey (ESNJ) was an organization created to raise awareness for special needs sports/athletes and focused on hockey. Co-founders Jon and Andrew Schwartz believe that hockey is the ultimate developmental discipline for athletes who are deaf, blind, mute, amputee, and developmentally disabled. ESNJ’s mission was to visit every hockey rink in New Jersey with the hope to convince rink managers and owners to allocate ice time to hockey players with special needs. Andrew was tasked with networking and maintaining relationships with key decision makers at each rink, as well as routing caravans that visited more than fifty hockey rinks in three days. ESNJ was a successful project and garnered national interest from entities like USA Today and the NHL.
Andrew supplemented his income while working for ESNJ with a telemarketing position. He sold fuel additives to long-haul truckers and eventually became one of the company’s top account executives. For six months Andrew called truckers by day and rink managers by night.
Andrew secured a position with Octagon Sports Marketing on their BMW account and his days talking to truck drivers were over. It was several months after ESNJ had completed their journey and was unexpectedly successful. At Octagon he was an account coordinator for the 2010 Ultimate Driving Experience. Andrew was on tour for BMW to coordinate events for targeted consumers that were invited to drive luxury cars through a closed course with professional drivers.
After his contract with Octagon expired a relative brought his name up to a vendor then who hired Andrew for a short-term contract on an MTV tour Revoluti