Executive Vice President, Innovation & Venture Development Arizona Commerce Authority
Ecosystems and Economic Development
Andy Lombard is an Entrepreneur and EVP, Innovation + Venture Development @ACA At age 19, Andy interned at Motorola, then went on to lead Motorola Asia and later became a corporate VC @ MOT Ventures. He then led M&A for Silicon Valley based Adaptive Broadband (NASDAQ: ADAP) and was instrumental in the stock price increase from $6 to $205 in 24 months. In 2000, he founded airBand, a VC-backed company (Battery, SevinRosen, Cisco) and built it to over $400M exit valuation. Andy’s awards include: E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist; CEO World Award 2014; Executive of the Year 2013; President George W. Bush High-Tech CEO Forum; Red Herring Top 10 Wireless Startups 2002. Andy helped create ACA’s Arizona Innovation Challenge and Venture Ready Accelerator. In his down time, Andy is a volunteer Ski Patrol @Brighton Ski Resort, Utah.