ENTREPRENUER IN RESIDENCE
Before joining NGP, Drew was a top producer in business development at LinkedIn, where he consulted for enterprise clients on talent acquisition and employer branding. He also won LinkedIn’s Talent Magnet Award for most employee referrals in the company. With a developed knack for connecting talent with opportunity, Drew continues to consult on various organizations.
Prior to LinkedIn, Drew was at IBM in the Watson Analytics Group. At IBM, Drew helped governments use augmented intelligence for predictive policing. He also served as IBM’s data expert on a business reality-TV show. Drew began his career in sales management at a plastics-manufacturing business. During this time, he was the #1 corner-guard salesman in the nation—a designation more coveted than it is competitive.
Drew grew up in “Steeltown USA,” Youngstown, OH, as the oldest of four boys. His father is a 3rd-generation Reverend, and his mom is a piano-teacher. He moved to Chicagoland for a BA in Theology at Wheaton College, where he also got into the NCAA Mascot Hall of Fame. Drew’s MBA is from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Drew and his wife live in Greektown, Chicago. He enjoys sailing Lake Michigan, scuba diving around the world, and volunteering through his local church.