President & COO
After 11 years of being coached and mentored by Harvey Smith, Andy Painter is now partnering with Carolina Business Coach.
Andy’s skills as a “business architect” i.e., creating stronger companies through collaboration and leadership—will help Carolina Business Coach build infrastructure to provide more services and support to current and future clients.
Andy’s first life passion was software development; he wrote his first line of code at the age of 5. His career path began to form at that early age, he knew he loved to create software and software systems.
After graduating from Clemson in 1995 with a degree Computer Science, Andy moved to Washington, DC to become a software architect for the National Missile Defense program. When Andy was offered the opportunity to return to Charlotte, he left the government sector and transformed his career skills to consulting, speaking and mentoring. Andy's passion in creating software transformed to creating businesses.
In 1999, Andy and several colleagues started a company in Charlotte to advise a diverse list of notable clients including: Broadvision, Audible, Home Shopping Network, ConAgra, and First Union. Their company achieved an impressive 1,800% growth, earning the distinction as “one of Charlotte’s fastest-growing companies. They were acquired and ultimately became part of Fair Isaac. In, 2011, Andy and 2 partners went on to create Davisbase Consulting, which quickly developed into a national consulting and training company, serving over half of the Fortune 100.
Andy is a native Charlottean; his family roots in Mecklenburg County predate the Declaration of Independence. Andy is related to 20 U.S. Presidents and First Ladies—including Abraham Lincoln. Andy lives in South Charlotte with his wife Marianne and their three children.