In 1982, Andrew graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Political Science and Business Administration. A year later, he founded Culinary Marketing Incorporated, a one-stop-shop for event management, catering and marketing. Andrew credits this experience as the basis for his entrepreneurial spirit and client-first approach to business.
After almost 10 years in the demanding and time-consuming industry of event management, Andrew Elsoffer decided it was time for a change. He accepted a position as a Wealth Management Advisor at Merrill Lynch in Cleveland, Ohio. For over 17 years, Andrew built a thriving business, growing assets under management to over 100 million dollars. Andrew lead his advisory team in the development of new client communication protocols, asset management strategies and client acquisition procedures. At Merrill Lynch, he learned the complexities and nuances of managing client portfolios, while embracing the benefits of formal financial planning.
His coaching background helped him navigate the team dynamic at Merrill Lynch, and promote a positive work environment for his advisory team. Not withstanding every job, life change, or zipcode Andrew Elsoffer has experienced, he continued to coach through 20 consecutive seasons.
Soccer provided Andrew a way to connect with the youth of his community. To him, nothing has been more important than helping the new generations prosper and grow into responsible, caring adults. It is with young people that he feels he can make the most significant impact. Andrew has held coaching positions at Ohio Olympic Development, Notre Dame College (Euclid Campus), Shaker Heights High School, Nordonia High School and Orange High School. Andrew Elsoffer also connects with his community through incredible nonprofits. He spent over 5 years working as a volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House, and 8 years with The Cleveland Swim for Diabetes Association, serving as the co-chair for 2 of those years.
In his (little) free time, Andrew can be found spending time with his wife of 30 years and their son, Lenny. He also enjoys getting out and about in nature. An avid hiker and bike rider, he feels most alive and at peace when there’s sky overhead.
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