Andrea is the Chief Innovation Officer, Executive Vice President for Global Kompass Strategies, a US-based management consulting firm. Andrea advises organizations in the private and public sectors on a broad range of initiatives involving blockchain and other emerging technologies, including creating strategic partnerships; developing new products and services; entering new and untapped markets; and identifying breakthrough opportunities.
In 2014, Andrea was recruited to start the Division of Corporate and International Development, for the State of Delaware. Soon after, she launched Global Delaware, the State’s first international brand.
Andrea conceived and was the founding director of the Delaware Blockchain Initiative which gave rise to the “Blockchain Amendments” to Delaware’s General Corporation Law. These amendments expressly authorize corporations to maintain their corporate records, including stock ledgers, on a blockchain.
Andrea writes about the world of blockchain as a contributor to Forbes.com. She is also an advisory board member of the Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware.
In 2017, MarketsMedia awarded Andrea its “Women in Finance Award” for Excellence in Blockchain.
Prior to joining the State of Delaware Andrea was Vice President Business Development and Assistant General Counsel of Corporation Service Company (CSC), where she developed new products and services, including the popular, “Delaware Laws Governing Business Entities” book series. She also managed litigation, advised senior managers, and developed legal policies for the company.
Before CSC, Andrea was a litigation attorney in the Wilmington office of Pepper Hamilton and, prior to that, a law clerk to William B. Chandler III, former Chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery. Andrea graduated magna cum laude from Delaware Law School, formerly Widener University School of Law.
Before attending law school, Andrea was a marketing director for Thomson Financial Services. Andrea received her undergraduate degree in economics from Brown University. Follow her @AndreaTinianow.