Andrea E McGrath is a strategic and entrepreneurial leader with deep, cross-sector experience helping individuals and organizations, ranging from startups to Fortune 500, to catalyze ideas into action. As founder of amplified impact, Andrea has worked with trailblazers and pioneers in the fields of social enterprise, civic innovation, venture philanthropy and impact investing over the past decade.
Andrea’s career is defined by her curiosity to solve problems that matter and her keen ability to quickly move from systems thinking and big-picture insights to focus on the details and ‘connect the dots' between strategy and execution. She excels at creative problem solving and generating ideas, evidence and insights to accelerate impact for clients and colleagues.
While focused on strengthening individuals and organizations, Andrea is passionate about developing and supporting the broader ‘fields’ of social innovation and impact investing, working with intermediaries and universities to develop and push forward key learnings. She also champions both national and local networks and field builders as an adviser, advocate and community builder.
Trained in competitive intelligence, with a blended background in finance and social impact, Andrea is a systems thinker who is passionate about translating insights from business and entrepreneurship to drive social change.
Prior to her work in social impact, 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. She earned her MPA in Leadership and Social Change at the Harvard Kennedy School, MBA in Management and Finance at the University of Connecticut, and AB in Political Science at Boston College.