Andrew “Andy” Harold is the Founder, President, and Managing Member of A. Harold and Associates, LLC (AHA)—a firm that designs and develops world class training programs for all Federal agencies. Andy founded the firm in 2003 and he continues to be heavily involved in the business, focusing his efforts on strategic planning, business development, and growth initiatives. Under his leadership, AHA has grown from a home-based office to an 18,000-square-foot facility with employees working throughout the United States.
In August 2007, Andy obtained his SBA 8(a) certification, allowing the company to experience rapid growth in the federal market space. In 2009, the SBA chose Andy Harold as the District, State (FL), and Region IV winner of its Entrepreneurial Success Award. In 2010, Inc. Magazine ranked AHA #182 out of the top 500 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S., growing more than 1500% in three years.
Andy graduated from Oberlin College Conservatory in 1990 with a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance. Following graduation, he entered the U.S. Navy flight program and served as a naval aviator for 11 years of active duty and 9 years in the U.S. Navy Reserves. He completed 20 years of service and retired from the military as a Lieutenant Commander in 2010. He resides in Ponte Vedra Beach with his wife and four children.