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Andy from Minnesota is working to transform Minnesota by ‘developing innovative partnerships and promoting sustainable economic growth in Minnesota.’.

Andy Lafrence is a seasoned executive with a remarkable track record in the finance and operations sectors. Having held CFO and COO positions at renowned companies such as StemoniX, Biothera Pharmaceuticals, Surmodics, and CNS Therapeutics, Andy brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the table. With extensive knowledge in finance, HR, IT, and investor relations, Andy has successfully overseen complex and diverse portfolios, emphasizing supply chain planning, risk management, and business development.

Notably, Andy's remarkable operational capabilities were showcased during his tenure at CNS Therapeutics, where he led the accounting, finance, tax, treasury, government pharma reporting, and bank relationships. Under his leadership, CNS Therapeutics was sold for an impressive $100 million in September 2012, attesting to Andy's ability to drive successful outcomes and navigate complex deals. Furthermore, as a KPMG partner, Andy specialized in supporting the Twin Cities’ life sciences industry, assisting high-energy, entrepreneurial, and fast-growing businesses with their capital needs.

Andy's extensive experience and expertise in Life Sciences and technology companies make him uniquely qualified to address the challenges facing Minnesota. With a keen understanding of the importance of innovation and growth in these industries, Andy will be instrumental in fostering collaboration and driving transformative change. Having served on multiple boards, including board chair and audit committee chair roles, Andy brings a valuable perspective on corporate governance, strategy, and team building.

In conclusion, Andy Lafrence's combination of financial acumen and operational excellence positions him as a key player in uniting and transforming Minnesota. With a proven track record of successfully navigating complex deals, developing international operations, and driving growth, Andy's leadership and strategic vision will undoubtedly have a profound impact on the state's economic and technological landscape.

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Andy's work aligns with 5 of the United Nations.
Sustainable Development Goals.

To end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all - Andy’s work contributes towards the 5 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

There is no point of United We Transform and working smart locally if we don’t connect to our wider humanity.

Andy will cut through "Minnesota Nice” by sharing ‘their’ personality.

This is an AI generated perspective of Andy’s personality. Research indicates accuracy of 95% for anyone with an online social presence.

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Andy is likely to avoid ambiguity, preferring to be upfront and descriptive with others.


OVERVIEW:

To convince Andy, use a logical appeal and give them time to process the various potential outcomes to a particular decision. It’s okay to be creative, but don't rely purely on emotion to do the selling.

What comes naturally to Andy

  • Emphasizing the importance of quality

  • Feeling annoyed by an exaggeration

  • Highly valuing accuracy


COMMUNICATON:

Make sure to use data when trying to prove your point. Expect Andy to challenge you, and be prepared to present proven facts and statistics instead of stories and anecdotes.

When speaking to Andy

  • Don't get offended if they ends the conversation abruptly

  • Avoid bringing up unrelated information

  • Be prepared for pushback


MOTIVATION:

Andy is motivated by curiosity and accuracy. He will thrive in situations where he can solve problems using logic and creativity. Andy always strives for accuracy and can work through seemingly impossible scenarios, especially when others may be skeptical.

What motivates Andy

  • Competence & skill

  • Providing feedback

  • Proven solutions


WORK:

Andy is naturally authoritative and thinks practically when faced with conflict. He will gravitate toward similarly assertive people who share his ideals and lofty goals.

When working with Andy

  • Offer blunt constructive criticism

  • Listen to their suggestions for improving efficiency

  • Support any claims with proof

By publishing their virtual Fingerprint, allows others to get to know them a little better.

Andy’s Fingerprint is created by mining 100+ public websites to create an index of weighted terms from Andy’s online activity.

Accounting

Finance

Tax

Treasury

Senior Vice President

Chief Financial Officer

Supply Chain Planning

Team Building

Mentoring

Management

Business Development

Leadership

Capital Needs

Key Vendor Agreements

Compensation Arrangements

Investor Relations

Contract Negotiations

Deal Structures

Accounting Implications

Employment Contracts

Technology

SEC Reporting

Due Diligences

Public Offerings

Accounting

Finance

Tax

Treasury

Senior Vice President

Chief Financial Officer

Supply Chain Planning

Team Building

Mentoring

Management

Business Development

Leadership

Capital Needs

Key Vendor Agreements

Compensation Arrangements

Investor Relations

Contract Negotiations

Deal Structures

Accounting Implications

Employment Contracts

Technology

SEC Reporting

Due Diligences

Public Offerings

We share this information in order to break down silos, enable learning from others and empower collaboration across Minnesota.

A quick pause to thank our employers:

We can represent as individuals. But we also need to connect our companies, their products and budgets to transform….

How can we influence the media with our corporate budgets to make the changes necessary in our state?

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How can Andy extended network contribute to enhancing local efforts?

To collaborate better, we need to connect across silos. We need to connect better within silos. Often times the best answer is just a cubicle away that you never would have thought of. Sometimes it is an ocean away.

We are now simply providing people here to help you connect and be more successful in your career, but right now… for Minnesota!

Vincent Pecararo
Digital Transformation Leader, Department of Defense


KEYWORDS
Digital Transformation
Daycare Management
Contracting
B21

PRESUADE WITH
Kindness
Contracting details
Concrete evidence
Sincerity

DIGITAL RATING

12

Colter Lease
Art Director, Creative Lead, theDifference Consulting



KEYWORDS
Photoshop
Art Direction
Spray Pain Art
Artificial Intelligence

PRESUADE WITH
Creativity
Art
Design
Parenthood

DIGITAL RATING

36

Nathalia Luna
Solution Designer, theDifference Consulting



KEYWORDS
Data science
Graphs
Design Thinking
Real Time Work

PRESUADE WITH
Travel
Remote Working
Real time feedback
Quick thinking

DIGITAL RATING

45

Jack Burgess
Facilitator, theDifference Consulting



KEYWORDS
Landscape Painting
Skateboards
Facilitation
Design Methodology

PRESUADE WITH
Rural settings
Artistic Influence
MGT Models
Low tech

DIGITAL RATING

22

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1/5 No social presense
2/5 Very little or inaccurate social data
3/5 Has details but doesn’t post/share/comment often
4/5 Active and accurate
5/5 Social leader

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