Andrew Grainey is a senior human resources associate on Arabella’s Managed Organizations team. He provides HR consultation services for a variety of philanthropic projects that Arabella manages. His work includes guiding employees through their day-to-day personnel needs, as well as conducting strategic process and systems improvements to help increase project efficiency and, ultimately, social impact.
Andrew works with a spectrum of clients, from executives to assistants, all of whom work for one of the many projects hosted or sponsored by Arabella’s managed nonprofits, such as the New Venture Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity. He primarily plans and implements process and systems improvements that reduce the administrative burdens on employees. In his time with Arabella, Andrew has worked to increase employee efficiency and improve client relationships by implementing a new timekeeping system. Additionally, he is leading the effort to find and implement a new human resources information system. Andrew’s work also includes payroll and benefits administration, legal and policy compliance, employee relations, and new-hire management.
Prior to joining Arabella, Andrew worked in labor relations and data management and analytics for a chemical manufacturing company. He has also done work in culture building, diversity, inclusion, and engagement for a major foodservice distribution company.
Andrew holds a BA in sociology and government from the University of Texas and an MBA with a concentration in strategic management and data analytics from the University of Houston.