Andrew McDonald, G.R. S.M (Honors), L. R. A. M.
President and CEO
Andrew’s career began as a musician in London, England. After graduating from The Royal Academy of Music with teaching, academic and performing arts degrees, he spent ten years performing around the world with the finest orchestras and ensembles including:
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
The Royal Opera House Covent Garden
The Orchestra of the Bolshoi Ballet
The BBC Symphony Orchestra
In 1993, Andrew made a bold change and arrived in Atlanta with five suitcases and no job!
After 9 years of engulfing himself in the Atlanta events industry moving from Entertainment Consultant, Production Sales Rep, to VP of Sales for an Atlanta production house, Andrew made another bold move. In 2004, Andrew founded what is now PPi and has since lead the way for this company to grow into the creative power house that it is.
And now the real Andrew…
“I would divide it in thirds. One third for my family to set them up, one third for a foundation I will set up, one third for a big ass party keeping my colleagues in the industry busy for one day! Now do I get my $2m?”
“CAVU – ceiling and visibility unlimited”
“My first pair of drum sticks because they led to the most remarkable first part of my professional life”
“Because I couldn’t work for anyone again so I have to work for myself!”
“Margaret Thatcher, perseverence, perseverence perseverence”
“Because everyone drinks wine…..and so do I!”