Philadelphia, PA., May 22, 2017, J. F. Smith & Associates (JFSA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Andrus as the firm's Sr. Vice President: Consulting Services.


Mr. Andrus is an entrepreneurial leader with more than 31 years of executive management experience specializing in technology, business development, talent acquisition, regulatory compliance and security. He has a proven ability to analyze and identify market and growth opportunities.

Mr. Andrus was the founder of several emerging technology companies and has been building long lasting relationships during his mission to provide successful technology solutions and "piece of mind" for companies of all sizes. Mr. Andrus currently serves on the board of the Philadelphia Israel Chamber of Commerce, a non-profit based in Philadelphia. He is an advisor for Temple University's Fox School of Business. Mr. Andrus was the past Chairman for the regulatory committee for BIO2005 and was voted Top "101 CEO's by the Philadelphia Inquirer".

"Mike Andrus is a welcome addition to our team," said JFSA President & CEO Joel F. Smith.  "Although our firm has been growing steadily over the past 8 years, I was looking for the right person to help us take J. F. Smith & Associates to the next level.  Having watched Mike successfully build businesses over the past 20 years, I knew he would be the right person to make that happen.  He is a true entrepreneur."


"I am excited to work with Joel Smith and his team. I have an extensive network of clients and resources that fit well into the robust model that Mr. Smith has built," said Mr. Andrus." My goal is to identify new business and along with our team introduce strategic solutions to our customers that help improve their performance, sales, net profits and their ability to be charitable. "I feel I can bring a new dimension of business development to J. F. Smith & Associates. I look forward to really making a difference."

Mr. Andrus earned a B.A. in business from Temple University and has been a mentor for young entrepreneurs at the Fox School of Business. He is an author and has been a guest speaker for over 20 graduation commencements at career colleges over his career.

Mr. Andrus has provided technology management solutions including talent acquisition and deployment for contract, contract to hire and full time placements for over 25 years. He has been responsible for global business development and the "go to market strategy" for multiple companies.  His vision is to create and achieve market share. In addition, He is a subject matter expert in business development, relationship selling, talent acquisition, and business process smart sourcing. 

A strategic advisory firm, J.F. Smith & Associates has been helping the Greater Philadelphia Region's small to midsized for profit and nonprofit companies improve their businesses and grow since 2008. The firm's associates empower clients to realize their full potential by providing targeted consulting and advisory assistance in management and business, and in the functional areas most affected by growth, transition, and uncertainty: Finance, Information Technology, Marketing, Human Resources, and Talent Management.