Andrew will be reporting to Amir Banifatemi, Chief Innovation and Growth Officer and is responsible for running the Partnership Department. He and his team will focus primarily on establishing strategic relationships with third parties to advance the goals of both XPRIZE and those third parties, aligning XPRIZE among a system of partners globally such that each entity is able to contribute their best work in a harmonious fashion. This role will be key in building and maintaining a robust ecosystem of partners to support the Foundation’s ability to scale the impact of XPRIZE’s core work. Andrew will also support the XPRIZE Pandemic Response Alliance by recruiting partners to join the alliance.
Andrew Tauhert comes to XPRIZE with over 25 years of experience driving successful results in large enterprises and startups operating throughout high tech, telecom/networking, data and AI. Andrew is the former COO of Prodea Systems a leader in Internet of Things Solutions as well as Founder and Managing Director of VaticX Inc., a global accelerator with best practices to optimize value creation for growth stage AI, DLT, IoT, and Edge Computing companies.