Andrew Bukuras

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I’m a leader who likes to get his hands dirty and has fun doing it.

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Andrew Bukuras

Ever since I was a kid i’ve always been creating something. Whether that be story books in the first grade, drawing and painting through middle school, my music stint through high-school, or my first iPhone app during college, creating something and seeing the joy someone gets from it is an awesome feeling.

Although my creative side was a huge part of my life, sports led the charge in priority throughout my younger years. Becoming a college baseball-player instilled valuable work-ethic and leadership skills that I use today.

During my later college years (UMass Boston, Bridgewater State ‘16) I decided to focus on building my career skills as I geared up to enter the workforce. I stopped playing baseball and got multiple internships, one being at the MIT Media Lab. It was here that I learned the power of technology and that I wanted to build products. The years I spent creating and designing culminated to me building my first real product, Tap. An iPhone app that helped you and your friends make plans together. These experiences made me grow and learn skills I never knew a thing about.

My last internship before entering the workforce was a year-long journey with a company called Brightcove. Here I worked under the Director of Product Marketing, learning competitive analysis, copywriting (lots of it), data analysis and running a product launch. This is where my love for all things product grew deeper.

When I walked across the stage at graduation (side-note: I never went to my graduation lol) I walked right off to a job with CGI Interactive as their Marketing Specialist focusing on marketing, design and video for two busy and exciting years.

After this I was off to where I am now, PTC. An incredible technology company located in the heart of the Seaport District in Boston, Massachusetts. In the 2 years I have been here I’ve had the opportunity to move back into Product! I am now a Product Manager, where I am focused on building a next-gen customer education platform that will change the way our customers learn!

On top of this I have begun a new venture, Carry Your Cross - a faith-based clothing brand focused on the relationship between suffering and strength. It’s a passion project that I get a lot from. It helps me put my Catholic faith together with my love for building businesses and creating.

I’m a big believer in the idea that you can do whatever you set your mind to. Don’t be afraid to jump into something you have no experience with. It brings to mind one of my favorite quotes by the great Richard Branson.

“If someone offers you an amazing opportunity and you’re not sure if you can do it. Just say yes - then learn how to do it later.”

- Richard Branson