Andrew Gonzales

Chief Operating Officer

Andrew Gonzales is the Chief Operating Officer at Thrive HR, Inc., where he leverages over a decade of expertise in human resources and organizational development. His extensive experience includes roles such as Director of Human Resources at Louisville Geek, where he honed his skills in payroll administration and HR system implementation. Andrew's strategic vision and leadership have been pivotal in driving Thrive HR's growth and success.

At Thrive HR, Andrew focuses on creating efficient workflows and providing HR guidance to clients. His innovative approach to employee onboarding and company culture development has led to significant improvements in talent attraction and retention. Andrew's dedication to continuous learning ensures that he stays at the forefront of HR best practices.

Andrew holds an Associate of Arts degree from Long Beach City College and is committed to professional growth and development. He is passionate about meeting new people and embracing new ideas, which drives his enthusiasm for the HR field. Andrew's ability to develop empathetic and forward-thinking HR practices makes him a key asset to Thrive HR.

Outside of his professional life, Andrew is an active volunteer with Far Reaching Ministries, participating in humanitarian outreach events across various regions. His dedication to both his career and community service underscores his holistic approach to leadership. Andrew's blend of professional excellence and community involvement makes him a respected leader at Thrive HR.

Experience

Chief Operating Officer
Thrive HR, Inc.
Nov 2022 – Present · 1 years 7 months
Louisville, Kentucky

Founding Partner
Essence Games, LLC
Jan 2022 – Present · 2 years 5 months
Louisville, Kentucky

Director of Human Resources
Louisville Geek
Aug 2016 – Nov 2022 · 6 years 4 months
Louisville, Kentucky

Founder/Owner
Kent and Peter, LLC
Jan 2014 – Dec 2019 · 6 years
Long Beach, California

Product Design and Development
Technicolor Ventures
Jan 2013 – Dec 2014 · 2 years
Burbank, California

Head of International Relations (Iraq)
Far Reaching Ministries
Jan 2009 – Dec 2012 · 3 years 8 months
Burbank, California

Volunteering

Board Member
EXODUS Family Ministries
2024 – Present

Humanitarian Aid Worker
Far Reaching Ministries
Jan 2007 – Jan 2009 · 2 years 1 month