Andrew Klingel

Brief Introduction:
Andrew Klingel

Andrew Klingel is an entrepreneur, investor, advisor and currently teaching at the Okanagan School of Business specializing in the areas of marketing and management. His true passion is entrepreneurship. He has been involved with many new ventures as an operator, investor and advisor. Andrew lives in Vernon with his wife and three daughters. links to external site

Professional Credentials and Education:

  • Queen’s University – Masters of Business Administration
    Received a scholarship based on work experience and undergraduate academic achievement
  • Queen’s University – Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
    Graduated with First Class distinction

  • Vancouver Community College – Provincial Instructors Diploma (In Progress)


Industry Experience:

Prior to joining Okanagan College, Andrew consulted to major corporations such as Telus, TD Canada Trust and General Motors. . As an example, he was an early member at a software start up that grew from $0 to $100 million a year in revenue and went public on the TSX. He also developed and launched a line of consumer products that is now sold in over 10,000 retail locations across North America, including Home Depot, Lowe’s and Canadian Tire. He is most proud of co-founding, the Framework Foundation (, a non-profit that has raised nearly 150,000 volunteer hours and invested over $1,000,000 in local artists.

Past and Current Courses Taught:

  • BUAD 123 - Management Principles
  • BUAD 176 - Professional Sales
  • BUAD 266 - Advertising & Marketing Communication
  • BUAD 293 - Entrepreneurship
  • BUAD 305 - Logistics & Supply Chain Management 


Research and Community Involvement:
  • Faculty Advisor, Enactus
  • Enterprize Challenge, Organizing Committee Member & Mentor
  • Shuswap Launch-a-preneur, Organizing Committee Member & Judge
  • North Okanagan Youth Soccer Association, Coach
  • Entrepreneur-In-Residence
  • Business Accelerator
  • Salmon Arm Innovation Centre
  • Queen's University Alumni Humanitarian Award
  • A.T. Kearney Great Client Work Award
  • United Way Employee Campaign Award (100-250 employees)
  • United Way First-Time Employee and Corporate Giving Award