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Mr. Andre McQuade

 
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Current Employer:
ARM Procurement Advisors LLC
Title:
Principal
Location:
Webster, New York, United States
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Knowledge Summary

Andy has spent over two decades working with real estate owners, developers, investors and managers across the United States and Canada.

Having personally impacted millions of square feet of commercial space and over one-hundred and fifty thousand living spaces across twenty-nine states and three countries as a trusted advisor, he has saved his clients millions of dollars on product, labor and overhead during his career. Andy currently works exclusively in the real estate industry to streamline and optimize procurement processes and improve return on investment from MRO and capital improvement spend.

His expertise ranges from residential new construction and remodeling to light commercial multifamily development, including capital improvement, rehab, renovation, and MRO procurement. Having spent spent the first 22 years of his career in building materials supply, his experience comes from holding multiple senior leadership positions in retail, wholesale and manufacturing.

Andy has been trusted on hundreds of projects impacting multifamily portfolios, mixed-use renovations, Fortune 100 commercial spaces and single family homes of all sizes. He’s served in various roles from store management to building and leading international sales teams for some of the largest and most respected companies in the industry. He brings unique insights and market intelligence to his clients, helping them optimize their procurement operations and deliver the highest value for their organization.

Since 2019, he’s provided his expertise to four of the top five multinational consulting firms, a global appliance and electronics manufacturer, and over a dozen global investment banking firms.

He shares his knowledge and opinions on various social media outlets as well as on his blog, at Medium, BiggerPockets and as a Quora Partner.

Experience

Current Employer:
ARM Procurement Advisors LLC
Title:
Principal
Dates:
Mar 2019 - Present
Description:

Exited the building materials supply industry to address a need in the real estate industry underserved by existing offerings.
• Works primarily with real estate developers, owners, investors and property managers to streamline and optimize their


Past Experience:
Pioneer Millworks, Inc.
Title:
Director of Sales
Dates:
May 2018 - May 2019
Description:

Recruited to rebuild, develop and enable a world-class sales organization covering the US, Canada and Japan selling to customers servicing the hospitality, retail, higher education, workspace and high-end residential verticals.
• Implemented


Past Experience:
The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD)
Title:
Territory Commercial Sales Manager
Dates:
Feb 2015 - May 2018
Description:

Supported a team of over seventy inside and outside sales associates across 18 stores, charged with growing a $192M+ B2B retail sales volume. Managed an outside sales portfolio of 43 key accounts exceeding $21M in annual volume while developing


Past Experience:
The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD)
Title:
District Commercial Sales Manager
Dates:
Feb 2010 - Feb 2015
Description:

Supported a team of over thirty inside and outside sales associates across 9 stores, handling B2B commercial sales. Responsible for an outside sales portfolio of 30 key accounts exceeding $11M in annual volume while developing another $5M portfolio


Past Experience:
The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD)
Title:
District Pro Sales Manager
Dates:
Sep 2007 - Feb 2010
Description:

Recruited to supervise a team of over twenty inside and outside sales associates across 7 stores in the Greater Rochester, NY Market, growing B2B commercial sales. Directly accountable for creating a portfolio of key accounts to grow the Home


Past Experience:
84 Lumber Company
Title:
Outside Sales
Dates:
Jun 2004 - Sep 2007
Description:

Tripled sales volume dealing with High-End Residential new construction developers and remodelers in the upscale suburbs around Rochester NY.


Past Experience:
84 Lumber Company
Title:
Outside Sales Manager
Dates:
Jun 2003 - Jun 2004
Description:

Managed a team of 5 outside salespeople selling to light commercial and residential remodeling and construction firms in the Greater Rochester NY area.


Past Experience:
84 Lumber Company
Title:
Store Manager
Dates:
May 2002 - Jun 2003
Description:

Increased operational profit from a budgeted loss of $100k in 2002 to a net profit of over $330k in 2003 by correcting operational and personnel issues and establishing new standards in the Auburn NY location


Past Experience:
84 Lumber Company
Title:
Store Co-Manager
Dates:
Jan 2001 - May 2002
Past Experience:
84 Lumber Company
Title:
Manager Trainee
Dates:
Nov 2000 - Feb 2001
Past Experience:
84 Lumber Company
Title:
Part-Time Manager Trainee
Dates:
May 1997 - Nov 2000

Knowledge, Keywords & Publications

I am a subject matter expert on procurement and process involved in real estate development and redevelopment projects.

I consult on Sustainability, Zero Waste, Green Building, Green Up Programs, Aging-in-Place, Remodeling, Construction, Renovation, Purchasing, Change Management, MRO Maintenance Repair Operations, Supply Chain, Supplier Diversity, Supply Chain Streamlining, Vendor Reduction, Pricing, Estimating, Big Box Retail Building Materials, and more.

Education & Languages

Le Moyne College

1997 - 2000

BS

Business Administration

Certifications & Licenses

Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS), NAHB

Certified Graduate Associate (CGA), NAHB

Certified Green Professional (CGP), NAHB

Sustainability Specialist, NKBA

Total Resource Use and Efficiency Zero Waste Advisor (TRUE Advisor), GBCI