Andrew “Andy” Wilson is a Retired US Army Sergeant Major with a distinguished 20-year Special Operations military career.
Upon retiring in 2009, Mr. Wilson leveraged his executive leadership skills to cultivate a portfolio of thriving small businesses through innovative startups and strategic acquisitions. His entrepreneurial journey saw a significant milestone in 2013 when he founded Quiet Professionals, LLC, marking his second venture into the realm of defense contracting.
Mr. Wilson currently holds a multifaceted leadership role across various enterprises. He is the Founder, President, and CEO of Quiet Professionals, and serves as the Managing Member for both Echo Analytics Group, and Scion Analytics. As a dynamic business leader in the Greater Tampa Bay Area, he fosters a deep-seated passion for regional growth and development. His vision is to transform the region into the most renowned government contracting (GOVCON) technology ecosystem of the future.
He is an accomplished inventor holding a US utility patent since 2006 for innovative navigation technology. In 2022, Mr. Wilson officially became an Executive Producer through the co-funding and coordination of the full-length movie production “115 Grains”. Based on a true story, the creation of this film was an effort to shine a national spotlight and bring awareness to PTSD within the law enforcement community.
Andy is a staunch supporter of both veterans and law enforcement officers and their families, donating significant time and resources to several veteran oriented not-for-profits in both Tampa Bay and the State of Florida. He is a proud Ambassador for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF). SOWF’s mission is to ensure every child of fallen Special Operations Personnel and Medal of Honor recipients receives a college education.
In September 2021, Andy and his team resonated with a profound “call to action” when the U.S. military unexpectedly withdrew its forces from Afghanistan. They promptly aligned themselves with a global “grey space” initiative, a movement comprised of operational professionals who banded together to aid in the evacuation of abandoned Americans and Afghan allies. Throughout this crisis and beyond, Andy’s consistent networking led him to establish a strong connection with Bryan Stern from Project DYNAMO. In 2023, Andy took his commitment a step further by joining their Board of Advisors. Project DYNAMO stands as a testament to the power of collaboration and compassion. It’s a veteran-led, donor-supported international non-profit organization, recognized under section 501(c)(3). The organization is committed to search, rescue, aid, and assistance efforts, advocating for those in need across the globe.
Elected to a director role standing up the Tampa Satellite Chapter of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), Andy served in the position from 2017-2021. He is an active member of various local Tampa organizations including the CEO Council of Tampa Bay, National Defense Industry Association – Tampa Chapter, and the Florida Defense Contractor Association and recently served as the Co-Chair of the Military Council for The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business and Information Technology.