Brandon Andrews is the Co-founder of Gauge, an AI-driven mobile market research platform connecting brands to consumers and influencers to identify opportunities and avoid mistakes. As Senior Consultant at Values Partnerships, he leads the company’s work on technology and entrepreneurship, including leading a nationwide casting tour focused on bringing more diverse ideas and voices to ABC’s Shark Tank and building inclusive ecosystems. Named a Global Innovation Fellow by the U.S. Department of State, he has traveled the world speaking on entrepreneurship and innovation.
Committed to bringing resources to diverse entrepreneurs, he started The Investment event series to educate entrepreneurs and investors of color.
In addition to working with entrepreneurs Brandon has helped lead nationwide engagement campaigns including If Beale Street Could Talk (2018), Fences (2016), ROOTS (2016), and Concussion (2015).
In 2018, he managed the #TechtoWealth Tour with DJ Young Guru. Designed to get 10K people of color coding, #TechtoWealth brought tech events to WeWork locations in the final six OTRII Tour cities + BET Hip Hop Awards with $1M in coding scholarships available from Opportunity Hub and Flatiron School.
He worked with NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment to refresh their Erase The Hate campaign, including building the first accelerator for organizations fighting hate. In 2015, he worked with A+E Networks, iHeartMedia, and the United Way to develop the Shining A Light Concert for Progress on Race in America, Shining a Light Fund, and the Conversations on Race in America documentary.
Previously, Brandon empowered public affairs, technology, and real estate clients at MWWPR. He spent five years in the U.S. Senate where he handled technology, small business, and defense policy.
He is Chairman of the DC Commission on National and Community Service. A former fashion model, he serves on the DC Commission on Fashion, Arts, and Events and works with fashion/beauty entrepreneurs.
He provides commentary on policy, politics, business and tech on TV, radio, and the web.
A former Division-1 track athlete, Brandon is a graduate of Oral Roberts University.