ANDREW SCOTT BROOKS?
Andrew Scott Brooks is the founder of The International Business Innovation Assocation’s INBIA 2008 Outstanding Incubator Client of the Year, One-Stop Cellular, which he grew to 70+ locations and which accounted for associated revenues of over $1 Billion, before divesting of it. He is the founder of Wingspan Records which is a publisher of one of the most licensed songs of the 21st Century, Grammy Award-winning, Who Let the Dogs Out. He is an entrepreneur, business consultant, public speaker, novelist, and songwriter, among other things.
2008 – International Business Innovation Association Small Business Client of the Year
Entrepreneur & Consultant
Straight out of college, Andrew founded what he grew to the largest independent retailer of wireless phones on the East Coast. The company remained private and grew without outside investment. His company was responsible for over $1 billion in revenue for the companies with whom he partnered including Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T.
He served as CEO and negotiated numerous multi-million dollar contracts. The company won the 2008 International Business Innovation Association’s (previous known as the National Business Incubator Association) Outstanding Incubator Client of the Year Award in the Non-Technology Sector.
Andrew is a highly sought after consultant. He has worked with companies including Microsoft, Aflac, and Lifepoint Hospitals. In 2015, Andrew developed a system which resulted in the largest one-week sales enrollment in the worldwide history of Aflac.
2000 – Grammy Award – 2010 – Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year
Andrew published the song Who Let the Dogs Out? which is one of the most successfully licensed music brands of the 2000s. The song won a Grammy Award in 2000. His company also released 5 Billboard Top Ten Hip Hop singles and distributed an indie single by musical superstar Prince.
Originally started as a marketing project for his wireless stores, Andrew publishes a collection of city-regional magazines including privately branded magazines for cities and hospitals. The magazines have won many Virginia Press Association awards. The publications are community oriented and focus on the positives of the areas in which they are distributed. In 2010, Andrew won the Danville-Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Award for the magazine company. A few years earlier, he was awarded the Enduring Entrepreneur Award for his wireless retail company.
2011 – Keynote Address America’s SBDC Annual Conference
Andrew gave the Keynote Address on behalf of Microsoft at the 2011 Annual America’s Small Business Development Centers Conference. He has spoken before many groups of all sizes and gives engaging TED Talk-like presentations. The topics are funny, anecdotal, and uplifting and include such talks as:
Who Really Let the Dogs Out? in which he outlines a tale of betrayal behind one of the world’s most notorious songs which led to major lawsuits in three countries and five jurisdictions.
Preparing for Success and Failure in which he discusses making sure the infrastructure is in place for if you hit it big, or fail miserably.
Developing Your Brand in which he discusses why and how you should develop a unique presence for yourself and your organization.
Dynamic and Inspirational Speaker
“I would like to recommend Andrew Scott Brooks as a dynamic and inspirational speaker. I have had the pleasure of working with Scott and presenting with him at a keynote with over 1,000 attendees as well as in smaller 100+ breakout sessions. Scott did an amazing job relating to the audience, storytelling and landing salient points in his presentation. Scott used his entrepreneurial experiences to connect with the audience and provide great insights and learnings that I know many learned from. I look forward to working with Scott again and I would highly recommend him for future speaking engagements.” Catherine Boeger, Senior Director, Microsoft