Founder and CEO Andrew Cross is more of a Renaissance Man than a typical buttoned-up business advisor. His passion and vision to help himself—and others—realize the life and success they desire, is where Cross NW started.
Passion & Experience
After more than two decades spent transforming underperforming operations into profitable companies, Andrew decided to dive into the world of entrepreneurism. He bid farewell to executive leadership and turned his talents into a bridge to success for other business owners. His tenacious attitude and astute business acumen helped him forge a successful company in the midst of the Great Recession. Rather than seeing an obstacle to success, Andrew savored the challenge.
His years of experience in the trenches as a small business owner, trusted adviser and valued dealmaker have given Andrew an appreciation for the unique challenges business owners face. He started Cross NW as a way to channel his passion to help entrepreneurs fulfill their dreams. He has worked alongside business owners through sales, mergers and acquisitions, capital formation, private equity, corporate growth strategy, corporate governance and sales growth.
Location, Location, Location
After living in Michigan, Andrew and his wife Donna pulled up stakes for the Pacific Northwest. They raised their children in Seattle, and the Emerald City is where Cross NW was started. As demand grew for Andrew’s services, he decided to expand the operation throughout the Greater Mountain West. In 2016, Andrew and his wife relocated to Park City, Utah, where he opened up another Cross NW office. The company also expanded to Denver, Colorado.
PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
TENS – The Executive Network of Seattle, Director
SYSA- Seattle Youth Soccer Association- Seattle United, Director
ZINO Society Angel Investors, Elite Roundtable Member
SME – Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Chairman
Today, Andrew’s passion for helping business owners realize their ultimate potential is what gets him out of bed every morning—and the crisp mountain air and promise of fresh powder doesn’t hurt, either. When Andrew isn’t working on a deal or spurring new growth for entrepreneurs, he loves to hit the slopes or cruise the mountain highways on his motorcycle. He and his wife also enjoy golf, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, good wine and great friends.
Now empty nesters, Andrew and Donna are most happy when their two adult children, Ian and Chloe, join them on their mountain adventures. In between visits, they indulge their adopted Shepherd mutt Leo with daily walks and lots of pets. They are both avid college football fans and binge-watch each Saturday in the Fall. Go Blue!
BA, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
MBA, Eastern Michigan University
CERTIFIED MERGER & ACQUISITION ADVISOR®(CM&AA)
Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors
CERTIFIED BUSINESS INTERMEDIARY® (CBI)
International Business Brokers Association
Real Estate License (State of Washington)