Andre Smith and his brother Fred created Guesthouse Hospitality – the Atlanta-based restaurant, hospitality and entertainment group — to establish a social scene for young professionals unprecedented in the southeast. Combined with his passion for top quality service, Andre uses his experience in project and brand management, financial planning and consultation, contract negotiation and sales to oversee Guesthouse Hospitality’s investor relationships, site selection of new properties as well as the day-to-day operations of the company.
Andre also serves as Regional Pricing Manager for General Electric where he is responsible for the estimation and bidding of large-scale construction projects in the southeastern United States. He also served as Account Manager for the Atlanta sales office and was an integral member of GE’s Commercial Leadership Program.
In 2006, Andre co-founded Tropical Connection – a tourism group specializing in student Spring Break packages – with his brother, Fred. Through Tropical Connection, Andre secured large partnerships with commercial airliners, major resorts and substantial restaurants and night clubs for promotional events.
His experience also includes positions with 325 Media Group, Harris Corporation and Exclusive Holiday of Elegance. Andre is a graduate of The University of Florida where he received his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering with a concentration in Entrepreneurship.