Andre Phinnessee is a Tennessee native, Engineer, Consultant, and Entrepreneur, who currently lives in Atlanta, GA.
Andre is an Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning Franchisee, with two territories that service the cities of Atlanta and Decatur, GA. Oxi Fresh is a revolutionary carpet cleaning company that is ranked in Entrepreneur Magazine's "Franchise 500", featured in Inc Magazine's "Inc 500", and is committed to being green. In addition, in 2016, Andre founded Phinnessee Photography, which provides a variety of photography services and photo art to customers and businesses nationwide. His most recent photographic artwork has been featured with Atlanta Photography Group's "On the Verge" exhibition and also in the main Atrium of Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Conjointly, he runs AP Strategy Group LLC which is a consulting firm that specializes in business strategy and process improvement.
Alongside his ongoing entrepreneurship journey, Andre started his career as an Industrial Engineer within the automotive industry where he led process improvement initiatives, production facility & equipment planning, and operations management training. From there he became a project manager setting up Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) throughout facilities across the United States. He currently serves as a Sr. MES Analyst in the Bedding manufacturing industry.
Andre believes that it is his duty and privilege to educate his community and to provide his expertise as guidance to future generations. Throughout his career, he's learned many lessons and is passionate about sharing his knowledge; especially to help youth gain the skills and confidence they need to venture out on their own. In 2015 he began serving as the VP of Strategic Planning & Operations for MAFDET, Inc., a nonprofit organization whose mission is to give youth the necessary tools to overcome barriers to education and employment. He is also an alumnus of the United Way of Greater Atlanta's Volunteer Involvement Program (VIP).
Andre Phinnessee received his B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Tennessee, where he joined Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. In his free time, he enjoys traveling and photography, and is a member of the Professional Photographers of America and the Atlanta Photography Group.