Andrew Hartinger began learning the inner workings of business as a teenager.
While in high school in Waterford, Wis., he logged 40-hour work weekends at a caterer. In between his duties at the stoves, ovens and dishwashers, Andrew took note of the caterer’s project management, scheduling, human resource management, finances and operations. One of his observations: Business is about relationships.
“I did like the idea that your job is to build relationships and impact people to make them better at what they’re doing,” Andrew says.
Andrew entered college as a music performance major (He has played the saxophone since he was 10.) but eventually graduated with a business degree. In fact, Andrew attained a four-year, full-tuition scholarship named for the namesake of the Sheldon P. Lubar School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He stayed an extra year to earn a master’s in professional accounting.
Beginning with an internship halfway through college, Andrew worked his way up in various accounting roles at a Fortune 500 financial firm. Then he worked at a global audit and tax consulting company assisting a wide range of businesses.
A Certified Public Account, Andrew says he sees himself more as a problem solver than a numbers guy. He says he appreciates being able to use his curiosity and experience to help Landaas & Company find the best ways to deploy the firm’s resources.
Andrew and his wife, Lauren, have a daughter and two dogs. They live in Wauwatosa. Andrew and Lauren both enjoy running and so far have completed four marathons together.