Vice President, Consumer Software Engineering, ESPN
Mike Andrews is Vice President, Consumer Software Engineering in ESPN’s Technology division. He has been in the role since September 2014, and is responsible for the development of all consumer-facing software products at ESPN, reporting to Aaron LaBerge, ESPN’s head of technology.
In the role, Andrews leads a team of more than 140 people who handle all technology and software development for native applications for mobile devices and emerging platforms (across all operating systems – iOS, Android, Windows, etc.), real-time graphics systems (ex: ESPN BottomLine), the WatchESPN products and the company’s other streaming products worldwide, ESPN’s industry-leading fantasy games, personalization, as well as software development for all domestic and international browser-based products for desktop and mobile web platforms, including: ESPN.com, ESPNFC.com, ESPNcricinfo.com, ESPNdeportes.com, the company’s international multisport sites including ESPN.co.uk, and ESPN.com.br, and all of ESPN’s affinity digital products (including X Games, SEC Network, Grantland, FiveThirtyEight, espnW) and more.
Andrews also works closely with the leadership across the rest of the Technology, Digital and Print Media, Affiliate Sales and Marketing and Production groups to help guide strategic planning and development of cross-platform consumer software development and integration.
Prior to this role, Andrews most recently served as Sr. Director, Technology and Product Development – Consumer Devices, and previously led technology and development for WatchESPN and several other ESPN digital products. Andrews first joined ESPN in 2005, rising to Sr. Director of Sports Development for ESPN Digital Media, before leaving to spend three years (2008-10) as the head of technology at beRecruited.com. He also previously held technology and product roles at CSTV (collegesports.com) and FansOnly.com.
Andrews, a native of Manchester, NH, studied Computer Science and Television, Film and New Media Production at San Diego State University. He lives in Connecticut.