About Andrea Zurek
Andrea Zurek is an angel investor who generally invests $25K-$100K in young, emerging companies with a focus on the internet, search, mobile, video, and gaming arenas. Andrea prefers to invest at the seed to early stage and aims to assist portfolio companies through efforts and expertise focused on strong relationships and networks in Silicon Valley. Zurek also tries to help portfolio companies via expertise in investing and sales/marketing relationships in search, advertising, and marketing/technology areas.<br />Andrea most recently worked at Google, as a Regional Sales Manager and as an Agency Training Program Manager, within the direct sales organization. She has over 16 years of sales experience in both the print and Internet advertising industries. She founded and managed a group of national trainers who were responsible for educating the top advertising agencies, and their Fortune 500 clients from Madison Avenue to the local San Francisco market. She had been with Google for over 7 years, joining in early 2000, and was one of the original sales people hired to sell Google advertising. She built and managed the West Coast sales region, leading over 30 sales people with annual bookings of $100M+. She was responsible for inking over 200+ deals of new business, across multiple verticals, including building original partnerships with eBay, Wal-Mart, E*Trade, CNet, and Sun Microsystems. Prior to joining Google, she worked at Computerworld, an IDG publication, selling print advertising to high tech, enterprise companies. Andrea received both her BA in English, as well as an MBA in Marketing from Santa Clara University. Andrea is also a member of the Board of Directors at Sand Hill Angels. She has a passion for Italian automobiles, cooking, and competes in the Skip Barber regional race series. She most recently was profiled in the 2009 Top 40 Under 40 in the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal.
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