Fast 15: Andrew Brewer

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Andrew Brewer went to the University of Arkansas for a degree in industrial engineering, and he got it in 2011. But that wasn’t enough. The Fayetteville native also taught himself one of the world’s most sought after tech skills — code writing.

The extra education paid off. Brewer recently landed a position as a Web development manager at Field Agent, a leading innovator in the collection and dissemination of real-time business information.

His job is to develop the software that collects and processes the massive volume of data that pours in from crowdsourcing agents in the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia.

And he has no plans to stop anytime soon.

“I love what I get to do here and can’t wait to become even more involved in the company,” he said. “I want to dig into what Field Agent’s doing and help them go to the next level.”

Brewer started his post-college career at DaySpring, a card and gift company based in Siloam Springs, where he worked as a business systems analyst.

“I learned how to handle data with integrity and they taught me how to serve customers in an IT role,” he said.

But before he finished college, Brewer was already making things happen. He helped launch Mama Carmen’s Espresso Café, which supports an orphanage in Guatemala, and Potter’s House Thrift, both in Fayetteville.

“I was interested in building the gap between my faith and my work,” he said. “As Christians, that’s what we’re called to do — serve and love others.”

His proudest accomplishment was creating the Potter’s House Academy, an after-school tutoring program with over 120 students. The academy was an outgrowth of a tutoring business he’d already started.

These days, Brewer is focused on his work at Field Agent and raising his two children with wife and high-school sweetheart, Jayne. But later on down the line, Brewer said he and his wife plan on returning to the world of service and charity.

“It’s in our heart to get more involved again,” he said.