Director of Business Development, Gowalla
With his outside-the-box background, training and top-notch global network, Andy Ellwood works hard to connect good people with great opportunities. He has been privileged to work with high-caliber individuals throughout his career and most recently has brought his broad skill set and unbridled determination to social service Gowalla as director of business development.
Ellwood’s breadth of experience includes luxury sales, business development and entrepreneurial endeavors. He has worked with world-class organizations such as Marquis Jet, TIGER 21, One Key and Northwestern Mutual.
A native of Dallas, Ellwood attended Texas A&M University and received his degree in corporate finance.
Gowalla is a social service that gives people around the world a new way to express themselves and communicate about the everyday places and extraordinary settings they enjoy with family and friends. Gowalla creates an easy way for people to record and share their spot in the world, and to build new relationships around common interests.
For businesses, campaigns and organizations,
Gowalla offers a unique opportunity to reward loyal customers,
reach new customers, constituents or fans, to promote important
causes, and drive attendance to fun events. From mid-March
2010 to mid-April 2010, Gowalla saw a 65 percent increase in
usage. The company now has more than 300,000 passport holders
on its service and more than 1.2 million individual spots indexed
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