Interaction Associates Strengthens its Client Solutions Staff with Appointment of Andy Cole in Boston

Boston, MA. April 23, 2014 – Interaction Associates, the global consulting and training innovator that helps people work better together for strong business results, announced today it has hired Andy Cole as Client Solutions Director in its Boston, MA office.

“Andy brings a strong track record of results-driven business development,” said Linda Stewart, president and CEO of Interaction Associates. “His wide-ranging sales and marketing background will contribute quite a bit to the IA team, especially when combined with his outstanding initiative and enthusiasm. As we continue to expand, Andy will enhance our team’s ability to pursue our ambitious growth strategy,” Stewart added.

Before joining IA, Andy co-created two successful businesses in the innovation and technology marketplace. His background also includes product development in aerospace with Google, non-emissive fuels with the EPA, neuroscience with the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and Technology, energy efficiency with the Environmental Defense Fund, and renewable energy with Vestas Wind Systems.

Cole received his MBA in Entrepreneurial Leadership from Babson College, a BA in Liberal Arts from Kalamazoo College, and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan.

Interaction Associates is a 44-year innovator of advanced methods for building collaborative cultures to achieve excellence in a new measure of ROI — Return on Involvement — where employees go “beyond engagement” to share responsibility for business results. The firm develops leaders at all levels through consulting, learning and coaching with a focus on building leaders’ proficiency in collaboration, strategic thinking, and self-awareness. With offices in Boston and San Francisco, IA client services include organization-wide consulting, learning solutions, and coaching. For more info: