After graduating from Vanderblit University in 1998, Andrew Fischer headed west to pursue a career in finance at Merrill Lynch in San Francisco. Just two weeks later, he ditched global investment banking for ad tech, or as he says without irony, "I followed where the money was going."
After bouncing around several startups, he eventually co-founded Choozle with internet entrepreneur Jeffrey Finch. The Denver-based ad tech company has carved itself a slice of the $73 billion digital ad market with a self-serve platform that allows agencies to purchase digital ads online. It's also carved itself a reputation as a great employer, earning Choozle the No. 1 slot on Ad Age's Best Places to Work list.