Andrea E McGrath is a strategic consultant and entrepreneurial leader helping mission-driven entrepreneurs, executives and organizations catalyze ideas into action. She is the founder of amplified impact

Andrea excels at solving problems, uncovering opportunities, championing initiatives and fostering connections among ideas, people and organizations for improved results. An expert adviser and trusted thought partner, she is recognized for her swift ability to get to the 'heart' of a challenge or opportunity and translate ideas into strategies and action plans. 

Andrea has worked at the epicenter of game-changing ideas and solutions in social enterprise, venture philanthropy and impact investing over the past decade, collaborating with executives, entrepreneurs, educators, accelerators, funders and field builders. Prior to her work in social innovation, Andrea was a strategist with a Fortune 500 financial services organization, a research director at a Wall Street executive search firm, and a fundraiser with a national health organization

Andrea’s career is defined by her curiosity to solve problems that matter and her keen ability to move quickly from systems thinking and big-picture insights to focus on the details and ‘connecting the dots' between strategy and execution. 

With deep experience working within and between the worlds of strategy, finance, entrepreneurship and academia, Andrea applies her unique knowledge, networks, and solutions to move things forward, working to bring increased funding, recognition, insights and connections for clients and colleagues.

Andrea began her career as a fundraiser, then earned an MBA and joined a global Fortune 500 financial services organization, working as a consultant to both internal teams and select clients in global operations, worldwide marketing, and competitive intelligence. She earned her AB in Political Science at Boston College, MBA in Management and Finance at the University of Connecticut, and MPA in Leadership and Social Change at the Harvard Kennedy School