Andy Beal is the first Vice President of Interactive Product at Strategic Financial Solutions. Beal is an internet pioneer launching his first commercial websites in 1996. He later founded Waveshift, Inc., an early SaaS company that catered to US-based newspapers and radio networks. In the years immediately prior to joining Strategic, Beal founded MaxPreps in 2002 and developed it into one of the leading sports domains in the United States. Through MaxPreps, Beal built a distributed digital publishing network that connected tens of millions of fans to their local high school sports teams. In 2007, MaxPreps was acquired by CBS Interactive where Andy stayed on as president until joining Strategic in mid-2020. He is a graduate of California State University-Northridge with a degree in Political Science.