Today Boston Magazine’s 21 Most Powerful People in Boston Business was released. And it includes none other than Allen & Gerritsen’s own Andrew Graff.
Andrew is featured on the Power List alongside names like Jim Davis (chairman of New Balance), Amy Latimer (president of TD Garden), John Henry (principal owner of The Boston Globe and the Boston Red Sox), Abigail Johnson (CEO of Fidelity) and Robert Kraft (owner of the New England Patriots). NBD.
The full text of Andrew’s profile is below, and you can check it out on the Boston Magazine website here.
Andrew Graff’s official title on Allen & Gerritsen’s website is chief executive officer, but his more important role might be the one mentioned directly below it: “challenger of the status quo.” That’s exactly the way Graff sees his independent ad agency positioned in a sea of nationally and internationally owned companies operating today in Boston. Since taking the helm at A & G in 2005, Graff has steadily grown the firm, moving operations from Watertown to the Seaport and acquiring Philadelphia’s Neiman Group in 2013. Today, Allen & Gerritsen, with 200 employees in Boston and Philadelphia, has a client list most agencies only dream of: GE, Sunoco, Dietz & Watson, Yuengling, Comcast, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, and the Boston Celtics, among others. Graff’s ambitious goal for Allen & Gerritsen moving forward? Doubling its size within five years. How many other local ad agencies can say that?