Andy Santos
Director of People and Culture at SpotHero
Expertise: People Management and Recruiting
Education: Northeastern Illinois University

Andy Santos is director of people and culture at SpotHero. Previously Santos served as the director of talent, diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging at Q-Centrix and the director of people analytics and programs at Backstop Solutions Group. Santos has worked in people management, recruiting and employee engagement since 2012. He received his bachelor’s in marketing from Northeastern Illinois University. Santos heads the Out in Tech Chicago chapter. Santos was recognized as part of Crain’s Chicago Business’s most notable HR and DEI executives in 2022.

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