Department of Economics

Andy Doyel

  • Graduated: 1984
  • Field: Technology

Andy Doyel(opens in new window), who graduated in 1984 with a BA in Economics, is a realtor with Intero, a Berkshire Hatchway Affiliate, in Lost Altos, California.  He started his Silicon Valley high-tech career at Coherent Laser(opens in new window) where he spent more than eight years in the areas of order administration, cost accounting and financial analysis. Subsequent to this, Andy worked at Acuson Ultrasound(opens in new window) doing both cost accounting and financial analysis for the next three years. During this time, he also earned a Masters of Business Administration at Notre Dame de Namur University(opens in new window) with an emphasis on Organizational Studies, earning honors.

With more than ten years in the scientific/medical device industry, Andy moved into software at Brio(opens in new window) where his responsibilities were in financial analysis, executive dash boarding and strategic planning. After Hyperion(opens in new window) acquired Brio, he moved into pricing at Amdocs(opens in new window) where he structured and approved enterprise deals for Fortune 500 clients.  

Continuing his work in pricing, Andy joined Apple(opens in new window) in 2005. During his four years at Apple, he was responsible for deal structuring and pricing approval of US K12 and higher education deals in the Education Division where he approved over $2.5 billion in revenue and 2 million units. During his last 2 years, he was responsible for pricing approval of all US new acquisition accounts.

Andy left Apple in 2010 to attend to a parent's declining health while managing his personal real estate investments in Los Altos, California with his wife and two teenage children.  In 2017 he joined Intero where he is currently working as a real estate agent. 

“I give a lot of credit to Dr. Perelman and Dr. Orr, who trained me on a graduate level. I thoroughly enjoyed the many classes and independent studies I had with them,” Andy stated in a recent email.

“Dr. Perelman was a great teacher and we both had the same concern about capital becoming increasingly short-term. I had two independent study classes with him: Theory of Capitalist Investment, and Marxian Economic Theory and Application and loved both. Quite a guy!”

"My degree in Economics at Chico State was vital to my success in Silicon Valley high-tech. It taught me to look beyond the basic analytics and analysis to see the big picture and allowed me to not only see where we needed to go, but gave me great insight on how to get there.  This was particularly true of my time at Apple, where I approved in excess of 80,000 deals, a volume that didn't allow me the luxury of any analysis. Decisions were often split second, involving millions of dollars, and were determined with little more that gut feel and business sense. My training and research at Chico St. allowed me the ability to succeed in such a fast-paced and stressful environment."  (Last Updated 9/20/18)