Pet Industry Entrepreneur- Founder/CEO of Furlocity, Inc.
- San Diego, California (Greater San Diego Area)
Andy Smit's Overview
- Founder & CEO at Furlocity, Inc
Andy Smit's Summary
Andy is a passionate entrepreneur with documented success in leading organizations both small and large to achieve revenue growth. His passion for animals and technology has led him to Co-found, Furlocity.com, a venture backed online marketplace that allows pet owners to find and book a trusted pet care providers and accommodations. He currently oversees Furlocity's growth initiatives and overall strategy as Chairman and CEO.
-Connect Springboard 2012
-Liquid Web Incubator
-2013 Emerging Generation: 25 in their 20's Winner
-Pet Age: Business of the Year Award 2014
-PetAge: Top 40 Under 40 Award 2014
•Expertise with business, sales, and staffing leadership/management competencies.
•In depth familiarity in maintaining and developing market growth.
•Outstanding success in building and maintaining relationships with key decision makers, establishing accounts with excellent levels of retention and loyalty.
•Successful in adapting to changing markets and consumer needs to foster a continued revenue growth.
•Extensive experience with Product Development
Account Acquisition Management
Analysis & Reporting
Teambuilding, Coaching & Leadership
New Product Development
Andy Smit's Experience
Founder & CEO
Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Internet industry
March 2012 – Present (2 years 7 months) Greater San Diego Area
Furlocity, Inc. (www.furlocity.com) is a dynamic online platform for the pet-friendly travel, pet boarding and pet accommodations industries. Pet owners can now search, compare, review and instantly book their next pet-friendly vacation, pet boarding facility or favorite veterinarian all in one sitting.
Our goal is to finally bridge the gap for which exist in the current pet services industry between both consumers (pet owners) and trusted pet accommodations providers (pet boarding facilities, veterinarians & pet-friendly hotels/travel), thus ultimately creating a lasting symbiotic relationship.
We are a company built on a mission to help pet owners with the uncertainty that may arise when choosing a trusted pet accommodations provider for their beloved pets. We are pet owners ourselves so we understand and that is why we created Furlocity.com for you and your furry family members!
Andy Smit's Honors and Awards
PetAge Top 40 Under 40 AwardPetAge
- September 2014
Pet Age has honored 40 of the most accomplished young leaders in the Pet Manufacturing or Servicing Industry.Award recipients have been selected for their commitment to business growth, professional excellence and community service.
Winner-Emerging Generation: 25 in their 20'sSan Diego Business Journal
- September 2013
Andy Smit's Volunteer Experience & Causes
Organizations I support:
- Morris Animal Foundation
- San Diego Humane Society and SPCA
- Make-A-Wish Foundation
- Labrador Harbor
Andy Smit's Skills & Expertise
- Sales Management
- Market Research
- Online Marketing
- Social Media
- Social Media Marketing
- Leadership Development
- Organizational Leadership
- Web Analytics
- Business Strategy
- MS Office Suite
- Business Development
- Information Technology
- Team Building
- Marketing Strategy
- New Business Development
- Strategic Partnerships
- Business Planning
- Mobile Devices
- Sales Operations
- Small Business
- Cold Calling
- Customer Retention
- Online Advertising
- Lead Generation
- Executive Management
- Product Marketing
- Product Management
- Competitive Analysis
- Sales Process
- Direct Sales
Andy Smit's Languages
English(Native or bilingual proficiency)
Dutch(Native or bilingual proficiency)
Andy Smit's Education
Andy Smit's Additional Information
pet care, technology, management, soccer and traveling
- Groups and Associations:
- Honors and Awards:
“Presidents Club Award” for 2008-2009 sales achievement.
“Blue Heart Award” for always putting company values first.
“Senior Sales Representative of the Year” award in 2005
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