The driving force behind Redshift Development is Jim McAndrew. After earning more than a decade of experience with both blue chip companies and small start-ups, Jim decided to launch his own technology consultancy to help young organizations realize their potential and established companies reinvent themselves.
Jim McAndrew was the Co-Founder and CTO of Hangar Technology, an Austin based tech start-up creating the world's first robots-as-a-service platform.
Previously, Jim was the Founder of Autoflight Logic. Autoflight Logic released Autopilot for DJI, an iOS app that provides "follow me" and other autopilot capabilities for DJI UAVs. Jim is also the creator of Sync Solver for Fitbit — the popular iPhone app that links Fitbit data into Apple's Health app.
Prior to founding Autoflight Logic, Jim was the Director of Machine Learning and a Principal Software Engineer at Advanced Search Labs, a Dallas-based start-up that is revolutionizing the internet search space.
Prior to joining Advanced Search Labs, Jim was the Co-Founder and Director of Engineering for San Francisco-based start-up VisualizeROI, formerly eRealInvestor. As a proponent of The Lean Startup movement, Jim was instrumental in the company’s critical business pivot from real estate to B2B sales. The result of this shift is a dynamic new software product that empowers sales professionals to present compelling value propositions to clients. In the start-up’s previous iteration as eRealInvestor, Jim was the architect of the company’s breakthrough real estate investment analysis platform. eRealInvestor also purchased tREnd, the real estate valuation prediction engine that Jim created while managing several real estate development projects in Austin, Texas.
Prior to co-founding VisualizeROI, Jim worked as a software engineer for high-tech powerhouse National Instruments (NI). As a member of the TestStand group, Jim worked on NI’s industry standard test management software that enables teams to deploy automated validation systems faster and more efficiently. After being selected for the company’s prestigious Engineering Leadership Program, Jim’s tenure at NI included stints in research and development and customer education.
Jim has also worked as a software developer for B2B start-up bTrade and defense contractor ScenPro. While at ScenPro, he held a security clearance due to his work on several sensitive projects for the U.S. Navy. Jim holds a bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering (2004) and a master’s degree in Computer Science (2006) from The University of Texas at Dallas. His graduate studies focused on machine learning, artificial intelligence, and data mining.