Andrés Echeverri is a leader guided by purpose. A firm believer money doesn’t buy happiness, Andrés measures success by his ability to give back — including donating 15% of profits to local charities. “I have the perspective of coming from a very poor country,” he shares.
Arriving in the U.S. with just $200, Andrés founded ACSI in 2011, driven to help others conquer language barriers. In 2020, he pivoted to also found PPE Response. “Now is the time to be a hero for your employees and customers,” he says.
Andrés’ leadership tips:
- Be clear what your values are.
- Don’t do to others what you don’t want done to you.
- Employees are your most important customers.
- Stay grounded with a coach.
- Find work/life balance.