Andrea Arena, an Atlanta resident, is the proud Founder of TimeSquared Concierge. With 24+ years of experience providing concierge services as a benefit to employees of large corporations through North America, Andrea decided to return to her passion and started TimeSquared. She is thrilled to be back doing what she loves – building a company that helps millions of people. In her words, “Who gets a do-over?” So, she is taking this opportunity to build a company that fills real needs in the industry.
TimeSquared brings state of the art technology to the concierge industry, the most robust reporting and, of course, the best service providers in the industry since that is what her companies are always known for. TimeSquared has a strong errand running component with errand runners, known as “Time Travelers”, located throughout North America. The experienced folks at TimeSquared have a few more tricks up their sleeve. Check them out at http://TimeSquaredConcierge.com.
Mentor and Coach
In addition to inspiring others through her speaking engagements, Andrea also mentors and coaches entrepreneurs. Known for her “tough love” approach, Andrea has worked with a wide range of startups in a variety of industries including social networking, mortgage brokerage, and custom clothiers to name just a few. She thrives on challenging others to reach limits they didn’t think possible and helps them grow professionally as they grow their businesses.
Andrea has deep roots in the Atlanta community and actively serves.
• Member of Entrepreneurs Organization’s Atlanta Chapter
• Member of Downtown Atlanta Rotary Club
• Member of National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)
• Member of Greater Women’s Business Council (GWBC)
• Served on the Advisory Board for Georgia Tech’s Business School
• Funded the Young Artists’ Scholarship for the Atlanta Lyric Theatre for three years
• Member of the Atlanta Lyric Theatre’s Board of Directors.
• Completed MIT and Inc. Magazine’s three-year Birthing of Giants Program for advanced entrepreneurial learning
Her Inspiration. While working her way through school at Georgia Tech as a concierge at the Hyatt Regency, Andrea realized that busy professionals would benefit most from their own concierge. After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Management in 1989, Andrea knew she wanted to develop a company that made a positive impact on people’s everyday lives. With her life savings of $5000 and a dream, she started 2 Places At 1 Time which she grew into a national multimillion dollar concierge service.
Her First Company. As President and CEO of 2 Places At 1 Time, Inc., Andrea grew her company making it the nation’s first provider of employer-subsidized, corporate concierge services. Since founding the company in 1991, Andrea expanded the Atlanta-based firm to locations throughout the US and Canada and garnered the honor of being named to Inc. Magazine’s 500 fastest growing privately held companies in the US for two consecutive years. In addition, she selected as one of Catalyst Magazine’s Top 50 Entrepreneurs for 2002 and top five for 2000, a regional finalist for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year competition and nominated as a 2002 “Georgia Tech Woman of Distinction”. Andrea was also featured in the first issue of Catalyst Magazine as one the “5 Professionals Changing the Way We Do Business In Atlanta” and named “An Outstanding Georgia Citizen” by Secretary of State, Cathy Cox. Andrea sold this company in September of 2011.