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Whittlesey's CEO Drew Andrews Named to Hartford Business Journal's Power 50 List

Drew Andrews, Managing Partner and CEO of Whittlesey, has been named to the prestigious Power 50 list by the Hartford Business Journal. Andrews is well-known in Hartford’s business community and a major backer of the city, having led the relocation of his firm to downtown in 2013. He has played a pivotal role in growing Whittlesey into a regional player through mergers and acquisitions.

As Managing Partner and CEO since 2008, Andrews oversees the firm’s business operations and provides internal leadership. During the pandemic, he helped lead Whittlesey’s embrace of remote work, and the firm saw increased demand for its services amid a lot of uncertainty for businesses.

However, coming out of the pandemic, Andrews’ biggest challenge has been finding talent to grow the firm. “COVID taught us that we don’t have to necessarily hire people that can drive to our offices,” Andrews told INSIDE Public Accounting in December. “We’ve embraced that more and now we probably have 10 to 12 people who work outside of the areas where our offices are.”

In that same interview, Andrews said a key focus in the next few years will be on automation and artificial intelligence.

Whittlesey’s latest deal was in December 2021, when it announced the absorption of Bova, Harrington & Associates, a CPA and financial consulting business in Northampton, Massachusetts. 

Andrews’ inclusion in the Power 50 list reflects his significant contributions to the growth of the firm and the city of Hartford. He is a well-respected figure in the business community and has been instrumental in leading Whittlesey through a period of change and expansion.

To learn more about Drew Andrews’ vision for the future and the full article, please visit the Hartford Business Journal's website.

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