Introduction

andreabioAndrea Kastner is Managing Principal at Simply Consulting Group, a business and management consultancy specializing in supporting emerging women-owned businesses, Fortune 500 / 1000 companies, public and small private start-up environments within the retail product and service industry.

Simply Consulting Group includes retail, marketing, and brand expertise which brings business ingenuity and expertise together to help businesses drive performance, accelerate innovation and strengthen customer experience while increasing client profitability. Providing excellent organization and analytical skills; ability to implement programs, manage details, to develop, revise, and implement procedures and systems; and manage multiple projects and set priorities accordingly.

Prior to Simply Consulting Group, Andrea served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for AAA Northern California, Nevada, and Utah (NCNU) where Andrea conceived and launched a groundbreaking new sales distribution channel within a co-branded environment.

Andrea has worked and led teams within diverse industries and has held senior management positions including Vice President of Sales and Marketing, National Sales Director, Director of Retail Stores and Operations, Executive Vice President as well as advisory roles.

With 20 plus years of experience in consumer products and services sector, Andrea also serves as a mentor and contributing member within a variety of women’s associations and nonprofit organizations; as well as other entrepreneurial ventures, nationally and internationally. Andrea has a passion for helping others succeed in their businesses so that they won’t get lost in an already overcrowded products and services business environment.

Andrea holds a bachelor’s degree in Natural Health Science and resides in Southern California with her husband and two dogs. When not working, Andrea is an ardent reader and continuous learner who enjoys gardening, music and the performing arts.

Industry Experience

  • Clear Home Solutions
  • Viralocity Software, LLC developers of heyoo™
  • EvolMotion
  • Priscilla’s Pet Products
  • Distractive Media
  • Illano Design
  • AAA Northern California, Nevada, Utah
  • The Hungry Heart, LLC
  • Destination Maternity Corp.
  • PureBeauty, Inc.
  • The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf