Andrew started his business career in Franchise Development with Rita’s Water Ice Franchise Company as an intern. After working for Rita’s and graduating from Drexel University in 2009 he moved over to Franchise Development with Franchise Dynamics, an outside Franchise sales organization Andrew aided in the development of 5 franchise systems while at Franchise Dynamics. After Franchise Dynamics, Andrew worked as a Marketing Representative with Rockwood Programs, a Professional Liability Wholesaler based in Wilmington, DE. Even though Andrew enjoyed the insurance industry, he missed the Franchise Industry. With his new passion for Insurance and his ongoing passion for the franchise industry, Andrew decided to start A.J. Lawrie & Associates, an Insurance Agency/Brokerage Specializing in the Franchise Industry. In May of 2013 Andrew decided to merge with Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., the 3rd largest insurance broker in the nation. Andrew worked as a Program Manager for 3 years with AJG, but wanted to get back onto the franchise side of things. Andrew worked as Director of Franchising for Little Nest Portraits an Emerging brand in the Philadelphia market for 6 months before joining Murphy Business and Financial. From 2009-Current Andrew also owns and runs his own Athletic Training Facility, Supreme Power Fitness in Kennett Square, PA. Andrew also is Co-Founder and on the Board of the Philadelphia Franchise Association.
Franchising has always been a part of Andrew's family. Andrew's Great Uncle, William Rosenberg, founded Dunkin Donuts in 1950 as well as the International Franchising Association in 1960. Andrew's grandfather, Leonard Swartz, has been in the Franchise Industry for 49 years and continues to work in the industry today. Andrew has always been interested in the franchise industry and this was increased even further by attending several conventions and meetings with Leonard and increasing his knowledge of the franchise industry. Andrew is a Certified Franchise Executive through the IFA.