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Andie Rhyins

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Revenue Strategiy/Business Develoment /Growth for SaaS and media/ad tech startups; Advisor/Board Member MedCityNews, Former CRO Venturebeat.

Revenue Strategiy/Business Develoment /Growth for SaaS and media/ad tech startups; Advisor/Board Member MedCityNews, Former CRO Venturebeat.

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Involved In


MedCity News


Director of Business Development Fabl May 2015 - present
Digital Marketing/Revenue Strategist/Business Development Consultant Growth Acceleration Strategies March 2011 - present
Advisor/Board Member/Interim CRO MedCity News March 2011 - present
SVP, Chief Revenue Officer, Publisher VentureBeat December 2008 - March 2011
Consultant/Interim Sales Executive Emerging Internet & Media Companies July 2007 - December 2008
Group Publisher, Optimize & Intelligent Enterprise UBM Tech May 2006 - July 2007
Publisher (Contract Position) Alternative Medicine Magazine 2004 - 2006
VP, Publisher, Infoworld Media Group International Data Group (IDG) January 2001 - December 2001
Associate Publisher, VP Sales & Marketing Red Herring March 1997 - December 2000
Director of Sales Softbank Expos 1995 - 1998


Marquette University Communications & Journalism

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Commerce
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Events
  • • Healthcare
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Recruiting
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Smart Home
  • • Social Impact
  • • Video
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Fitness
  • • Nutrition
  • • Quantified-self
  • • Wellness
  • • Content
  • • News
  • • TV

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

Lead several growth media organizations to exceed revenue goals and launch new products. At VentureBeat, revenue grew by 300% and I launched 5 new events, at Red Herring, revenue grew from $4m to 75M and at UBM Techweb, online ad revenue grew by more than 40%. At MedCityNews, I launched an executive event for healthcare innovation that was profitable in its first year. As a consultant, I have assisted several innovative SaaS platform and media startups go-to-market and generate profitable partnerships among publishers and brands: Fabl, Milyoni, Ozy Media, 1WorldOnline, and AppNation.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Leading sales, marketing and business development in a role that combines strategy with hands on execution. I can open doors and close deals, craft messaging and sales tools, develop content and event strategies and lead/coach teams to deliver results..

As an Advisor

I like to balance advise on sales, marketing and BD strategy with real world execution to create results as needed such as helping to craft effective marketing programs, opening doors, coaching staff and providing input on proposals, products, process, partnerships or pricing.

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Noah Greenberg
We worked together  •  Business Development Executive, FindTheBest. Previously Senior Business Development Manager, FindTheBest.
Andie is not afraid to "go for it," and has a knack for leveraging contacts to make things happen. She has ideas, and understands the publi ... shing business. Whatever she puts her mind to, she gives 110%, and takes tremendous pride in her work.
Curt Dowdy
We worked together  •  Entrepreneur & Venture Growth Consultant
Andie is amazingly smart when it comes to sizing up revenue opportunities and implementing action plans to realize them. She's quite effect ... ive selling at the c-suite level, and she quickly amasses the best resources to get the job done.
Chris Seper
We worked together  •  Board of Advisors, Your Teen Magazine and Advisory Board, Spoke Software.
Andie has a wealth of experience, can lay out all the options and is super-nimble: she will try things, bring every ounce of her resources a ... nd effort to bear, and if it doesn't work she'll find another way. But, more often than note, it works!
Ron Kost
We worked together  •  Director, Advertising Sales, TheStreet. Previously CEO, Kost Media. University of Michigan grad.
Andie has the vision and drive to succeed in places others could not. She has a proven track record of leadership and entrepreneurialism. He ... r communication skills and ability to sell detailed concepts are well documented. I would recommend Andie unhesitatingly.
Volker Heistermann
We worked together  •  Managing Director - Asia-Pacific, SWELL and Managing Director, Yushan Ventures, Ltd.. University of California, Berkeley grad.
Andie is a strategist and business development executive who has build a number of media brands and created successful growth and monetizati ... on strategies for digital and mobile content and social media startups. Andie is highly motivated, an excellent communicator and can support startups with strategic partnership formation and storytelling.
Dennis Moss
We worked together  •  Founder. Social Media Talent Scout / Executive Recruiter / Headhunter, Moss Communications - Social Recruiting.
Andie is very smart and has tons of heart - one of the best professionals I've ever met!
Stacy Cohen
We worked together  •  VP of Sales, VentureBeat. Previously National Sales Manager, iWin, Inc..
Andie gets the tech space in and out and is very resourceful and driven. She's very connected and is a great resource for building companies ... .
Debbie Holmgren
We worked together  •  Business Development Director (Long-term contract), MedCity News. Previously Account Director (9 month contract), Developer Media.
I was disappointed that I was only able to select 3 of the adjectives in step 3 to describe Andie. She is the brightest, driven, most resou ... rceful and tenacious executive that I have known for more than a decade now. I have worked for Andie in a number of different business development/sales capacities in a variety of innovative and interesting entrepreneurial startups environments in Silicon Valley and consider her to be my top mentor. Andie is a powerhouse of knowledge, experience, success and force to be reckoned with when she puts her mind to her business opportunity. Andie is both a strong leader and teacher and I would highly recommend her for any business opportunity or venture she is considering and/or pursuing. Yes, she is that good!
Christopher Alden
We worked together  •  Venture Partner, Tugboat Ventures and Tugboat Institute, The Tugboat Group.
Andie has been around and involved in many successful startups and has a keen perspective on what it takes to build a great business.
Stacy O'Connell
We worked together  •  VP Strategy, FreemanXP
Andie is digital media expert, a revenue strategist and business development leader. She is also a terrific advisor and she enjoys connectin ... g the right people together from her vast network. Whether she's advising companies on how to drive growth and revenue, providing great employee leads, developing business deals or introducing investors and entrepreneurs - Andie does it all with finesse.
Kenneth Montgomery
We worked together  •  Director of Business Development, MedCity Media. Previously Account Manager, MedCity Media.
Andie has a robust network of connections that would likely open doors and she has been on the coast for quite some time where she has a pul ... se on what is up and coming.
Fritz Nelson
We worked together  •  Editor-in-chief, Tom's Hardware & Tom's IT Pro, Purch (formerly TechMedia Network). University of Missouri grad.
Andie thinks in the future, while her past experience provides the wisdom to make thoughtful decisions and to trust those around her.
Owen Thomas
We worked together  •  Editor-in-Chief, ReadWrite, Say Media and Editor-in-Chief, ReadWrite. University of Chicago grad.
Andie is a strategic thinker who excels at finding opportunities others may miss.
Alison Murdock
We worked together  •  SVP, Marketing at Verto Analytics. Previously, VP of Marketing at 6sense; VP of Bus Dev & Marketing at Gigaom
Andie has a fantastic and strategic mind. She'd be a great addition to a team.
Brad Kayton
We worked together  •  General Partner, Member, InvestorsCollaborative and Board Member, Plum, Inc.. The University of Texas at Austin grad.
Andie is steeped in experience in publishing, digital media, and web tech and knows how the start-up game is played and won. She knows ever ... ybody who is somebody in the sectors and is able to make things happen for a start-up. Very smart and insightful person.
Nadine Watson
We worked together  •  Founder and Principal, Make Media, LLC. Previously Account Director, Mediafed.
Andie is a powerful and influential person. I find her to be a great combination of intelligence, forward thinking and great personality. Sh ... e's a trusted leader and people around her know that she will deliver the best quality service available.
John Mecklenburg
We worked together  •  Founder and EVP, Sales, Quri. Previously Managing Director, Pantoll Group.
Documented history of successfully playing leadership and executive roles in a variety of startups and growth stage companies, of which I ha ... ve been involved with two with her. Extremely agile and creative. No frills communicator who gets things done quickly, often with limited resources. Huge network, which is a result of spending the last 20 years in Sales, Marketing, and Advisory roles in the Valley.
Patrick Houston
We worked together  •  Founder/CEO, MediaArchitechs Inc. and Editor/Publisher, Cloudbase3.
She knows a great deal about media, digital media, online advertising, business models, start ups. She's very experienced, more so then many ... many other people.finally she's a connector. She knows lots and lots of people in the media, tech verticals, in many other industries.
Greg Kahn
We worked together  •  Previously Chief Business Development Officer, Meredith Xcelerated Marketing | Meredith Corporation. University of Pennsylvania grad.
Andie is an experienced--and yet hungry--media executive who has the drive, maturity, and passion to accelerate the growth of a new venture.
Chris Seper
We worked together  •  Board of Advisors, Your Teen Magazine and Advisory Board, Spoke Software.
Andie was a board member and so much more at MedCity Media (MedCity News). She rolls up her sleeves and gets as close to as anyone ever got ... at being passionate about my startup. She is an extremely knowledgeable media executive who understands events, advertising and all the latest monetization trends.
Cynde Ahart Wood
Word Wrangler, Copyright Ranch. Previously Senior Manager, Integrated Marketing, Time Inc.. San Francisco State grad.

Stacy O'Connell
We worked together  •  VP Strategy, FreemanXP
Stacy is a creative,analytical marketer with expertise that spans strategic planning and branding to managing social, performance marketing ... and events projects. She's extremely smart and knows how to get things done while having a lot of fun in the process..

Patrick Houston
We worked together  •  Founder/CEO, MediaArchitechs Inc. and Editor/Publisher, Cloudbase3.
As a former tech journalist turned entrepreneur, Patrick is both a savvy tech trend spotter and product strategist. Patrick knows how to ma ... ke connections that deliver results and his great sense of humor make it a delight to collaborate with him.