Andrew G. Gilmore is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Marketing. He earned his M.B.A.at Louisiana Tech University, his M.S. at the University of Southern California, and his B.S. at Troy University. He is a Certified Professional Contract Manager (CPCM), and a certified Project Managment Profesional (PMP). He is also a retired colonel from the United States Air Force.
Andrew Gilmore is currently the Co-Founder and President of BookFactory, LLC, an innovative intellectual property documentation company that specializes in custom, digitally produced, library quality books and image processing software. BookFactory created PrintRocket software technology, applied for patents, and spun out QOOP, Inc., now a key Yahoo partner. QOOP. provides online product services for numerous companies including facebook and flickr. He is also the Marketing Director for Pexium, LLC, a Search Engine Management (SEM) and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) company in Dublin, California.
Prior to entering the private sector, he was the Deputy Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Acting Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Air Force Material Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. During that time he was responsible for e-business planning and execution for the Air Force's largest command with 80,000 personnel and an annual budget of $39B (46% of the Air Force's budget). This required extensive marketing planning and astute execution to convince personnel and contractors to move to self-service applications and electronic transactions. Pioneering the Government's use of business and marketing plans, he built comprehensive portfolio with fast returns on investment projected to save $710 million annually.
Other assignments included:
Director of AF Procurement Systems
Managed the entire suite of Air Force procurement systems that award over $35B in contracts annually and manage data on contracts valued at $1/2 trillion. Managed three geographically dispersed software development centers. Reduced major systems from 24 to 14 in only eighteen months.
Director of Contracting, Air Force Standard Systems Group
Managed largest Air Force information technology purchasing organization responsible for 1,200 product and service contracts valued at over $14B. Operated one of the few for- profit enterprises in the Department of Defense (DOD). Doubled IT contract revenues in 12 months. Reengineered third largest US computer maker's processes decreasing ordering time by 500%, manufacturing time by 68%, distribution time by 62%.
Acquisition Staff Officer - Secretary of the Air Force
Developed policy and advised senior decision makers on a wide spectrum of procurement issues. Became one of the few experts in the new emerging field of electronic commerce. Testified before Congress on the implementation of electronic commerce on small businesses.
Electronic Warfare Officer & Strategic Analyst
Flew B-52 missions and conducted nuclear alert. Analyzed electronic combat threats and conducted studies on nuclear weapon effects and electronic combat in Air Force Studies and Analysis at the Pentagon.