Business Development Consultant | Business Strategist | Keynote Speaker | Leadership Coach | Adjunct Instructor | Author
Strategy, Finance and General Management Executive with more than 20 years of expertise in initiating, leading and delivering cross-functional transformational business and nonprofit solutions, sought after public speaker and speech writer. Andrew T. Carr is committed to coaching, communicating and leveraging expertise to ensure high performance teams, organizational effectiveness, and exceptional quality. Mr. Carr is an innovator with proven ability to develop and implement leading edge strategies that improve decision making, reduce costs and increase revenues.
A frequently requested speaker, Mr. Carr has spoken at numerous, professional and community events including Goldman Sachs’s Institute for Entrepreneurial Thinking, the American Management Association’s Youth Programs, Citigroup’s African-American Heritage Network, Minority Interchange, New York, 6th District Congressman Gregory W. Meeks’ Opportunities for Blacks on Wall Street during the annual Congressional Black Caucus, the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Urban Financial Services Coalition, The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) and the Illinois Department of Transportation’s “Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Conference.”
Mr. Carr is a principal with A. L. Carr Group, Inc. providing business development and advisory consulting services and training programs to businesses and nonprofit organizations. His clients have included: BTII, Institute; The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC); Berkeley College; M.R. Beal & Company; the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone; Wall Street Conferences Inc. and WS Building Wealth. In addition Mr. Carr is an Adjunct Professor at Benedictine University Moser Adult College of Adult and Professional Studies; Instructed courses include Business Statistics, General Management, Organizational Behavior and Entrepreneurship.
Previously Mr. Carr was the Executive Director of the Rainbow PUSH Wall Street Project, an initiative of the Citizenship Education Fund, a non-profit organization founded by civil rights leader Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. The Wall Street Project works with Fortune 500 corporations to level the economic playing field and create forums where minority and women-owned businesses can compete. In this capacity, Mr. Carr facilitated the participation of several minority investment banker firms on some of the largest IPOs in U.S. history. In addition, Mr. Carr worked for JPMorgan Chase, where he served as an advisor to a portfolio of 400 small businesses and managed a $16 million portfolio of business deposits, credits and investments.
He has held executive positions in the private sector with A.G. Edwards & Sons Inc., UBS(PaineWebber Inc.), JPMorgan Chase and in the public sector has worked with the Illinois Commerce Commission, the Illinois Housing Development Authority, and City Water, Light and Power.
He is a past international president of the Urban Financial Services Coalition, the trade association of professionals of color in the financial services industry. He served on the membership committee of the Financial Women Association, the organization of women and minorities in the financial services industry, a member of the National Black MBA Association, a member of the economic development committee of the Dupage County NAACP and is a member of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity. He has been a speaker for Goldman Sachs’s Institute for Entrepreneurial Thinking, the American Management Association, Citi African-American Heritage Network, Minority Interchange, New York Congressman Gregory W. Meeks, and the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
Mr. Carr has received numerous awards in his distinguished career. He has received the Distinguished Partnership Award from The Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc.; the Pyramid Award in Leadership from the African Heritage Parade Committee, Inc., the Dr. Charles R. Drew Community Service Award from The American Red Cross, Civic Community Award from NV Magazine and the Better Business Award from Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
Mr. Carr is a graduate of Western Illinois University. He holds a MA in Economics from the University of Illinois at Springfield and a MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago.
Skills and Specialties Most Endorsed For Include:
Leadership Development, Training, Public Speaking, Workshop Programming and Facilitation, Higher Education Lecturing, Nonprofits Management, Fundraising, Consulting, Motivational Speaking, Organizational Development, Organization Effectiveness, Strategic Relationship Building, Business Development, Social Media Marketing and Strategies