Andrew Penny



Chair – Economic Development at Ottawa Chamber of Commerce

Where to play and how to win

Andrew is an expert in getting products and services quickly and efficiently to market.  His ability to identify innovative approaches and new opportunities along with international experience and channel development abilities make him a highly sought-after business advisor.

He formed Kingsford Consulting in 1997 to help small and medium-sized business and over the last 20 years he has worked with hundreds of companies in almost every market sector from photon pumps to sewage pumps, app developers to health care and everything in between. Clients include manufacturers, knowledge-based firms, service providers, retailers, developers, distributors, dealers, re-sellers and VARs. They are start-ups in the midst of technology commercialization, growth stage, late stage, local, national and international organizations. He has teamed with organizations such as The Business Development Bank, the National Research Council, the Apple Specialists and Industry Canada.

Andrew is the Chair of the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Development Committee and is a mentor to the University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management’s EMBA and MBA programs.  He holds a BA (Hon) from Concordia University in Montreal and an MBA from the University of Ottawa. He was presented with Scouts Canada’s Order of the Caribou and is fluent in English and French.

Andrew loves a challenge and is always looking for new projects and business leaders to work with.