Andrew Machota is the CEO and Founder of New Town Connections (NTC), which is an exclusive social club for young professionals in the Tampa Bay area. Previously he was a CPA and recruiter working in the finance and accounting field. After attending countless networking events as a recruiter from 2013 to 2014, he continued to hear the same story from people he met: “It’s hard to make friends as an adult.” He got to thinking about how he could address this challenge—one that he had faced as well—and the idea for New Town Connections came to him. He quit his job in 2015 to start the business and has never looked back.
The youngest of two children, Andrew was born to an entrepreneurial family. His father, Gene, ran his own sewer and septic business. From a very young age, Andrew worked for his dad, learning the ins and outs of running a business. When his father passed away in 2008, Andrew knew that he had to do something with his life to leave a legacy and to make his father proud.