About Founder and Principal

Andrew D. Lewis is the founder and principal of Hatch Ventures LLC.  Andrew was born and raised in Somers, New York, 50 miles north of New York City.  In 1989, he graduated magna cum laude from Colorado College, where he majored in cultural anthropol­ogy and minored in urban studies. He earned a master’s degree in public policy and administration from Columbia University in 1995, con­centrating in advanced management and policy analysis.

From 1989 to 2006, he held a number of progressively responsible direct service, administrative and managerial positions in New York City government, including the Departments of Probation, Correction, Criminal Justice Coordination, Health and Mental Hygiene, and Police.  During this period, Andrew performed strategic planning and program needs assessments; developed, implemented and evaluated health, education, social service, community outreach and conflict resolution programs; designed and executed critical incident response protocols; coordinated with city, state and federal government and non-profit agencies; instituted performance management accountability systems; managed and trained personnel; and conducted extensive individual and group behavior modification counseling.

Since 1999, Andrew has become a certified mediator with the Columbia University School of Law and the Safe Horizon Center for Mediation, a certified coach with the Coaches Training Institute, and a pre-certified organization coach with the Center for Right Relationship.  Further, he has completed intensive certificate training in small business development with the State University of New York’s Levin Graduate Institute of International Relations and Commerce and the Workshop in Business Opportunities (WIBO).  During this period, Andrew has gained significant coaching and conflict resolution experience with individuals in employment transition, aspiring and established entrepreneurs, business partners, and non-profit and corporate teams.

In addition to his role as Founder and Principal of Hatch Ventures LLC, Andrew currently serves as Mediation Coordinator for the Civil Court of the City of New York and maintains a private coaching and conflict resolution practice, Andrew D. Lewis Coaching and Mediation LLC (visit www.coachingandmediation.com).  He is also an active member of the New York State Dispute Resolution Association, the New York City Chapter of the International Coach Federation and Business Networking International’s (BNI) Manhattan Chapter 19.  When he is not busy incubating new business products and services, coaching and mediating, Andrew enjoys motorcycling, jewelry design, silversmithing and cooking for friends and family.