Santa Clara University

Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

CIE Advisory Board Profile

 Drew Wahl

Andrew D. Wahl
Managing Director
IG Partners

Drew Wahl is a founder of IG Partners, one of the top 25 San Francisco Bay Area management firms focusing on helping companies achieve milestones for explosive growth. A senior operating executive with 30 years of experience in delivering bottom-line results in companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100. He managed the explosive growth of the 7th fastest growing company in the U.S. between 1995 and 2000 by consistently applying innovative, profitable solutions to complex problems. IGP trains client personnel in all facets of career development.

Drew started, grew and sold two businesses; successfully managed structural and organizational changes in start up, growth, mature, acquisition, divestiture and privatization environments and continues as a member of advisory and corporate boards.

Internationally, he established and directed worldwide operations including research, engineering, production and distribution in Asia, Europe, and North America. Drew also developed an intellectual property program with 600 licensees.

Drew raised over $300 million on three continents from private investors, VCs, multi-national funds as well as IPOs and secondary offerings on four public exchanges. His success is based on clearly translating complex technologies into concise, understandable business strategies.

He received his BA degree from Villanova University, an MBA from Rutgers University and completed Stanford's Advanced Management College.

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