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Andrew McKelvey

Born: 1934-??-?? - Died: 2008-11-27
Cause of Death:
Pancreatic Cancer

Death Summary: Andrew McKelvey died of pancreatic cancer in his Manhattan home in New York. He was 74.

Who was Andrew McKelvey : McKelvey was an American entrepreneur who is best known for founding Monster.com, which is the leading job recruitment site on the Internet.

McKelvey had a knack for succeeding in business. His first company called Telephone Marketing Programs became the nation's largest Yellow Pages advertising agency, handling almost a third of the American Yellow Pages advertising.

In the 1990s McKelvey wanted to buy Adion, a Boston area ad agency ran by Jeffrey Taylor. Upon their meeting McKelvey became extremely interested in a side project, the Monster Board.

To help promote Monster McKelvey bought commercial air time during the Super Bowl, which made it the first choice for online job hunting/seeking.

In 2006 McKelvey had his business reputation tarnished by a stock-options investigation. He was accused of having a role in the backdating of employee stock options.
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  1. Terrence Sampson Says:

    To Mr. Andrew Mckelvey’s family, Thank you for lending him to us. He will not be forgotten, because of lessons learned from him, and jobs sought and found, because of him. My family’s prayers go out to the Mekelvey family.

  2. Linda McKinney Says:

    We are so blessed that our daughter is a McKelvey Scholar…he was such a gracious man. His family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Mark O Brown Says:

    One great guy. I owe my retirement at 49 to him. I miss knowing he is still out there.

  4. Jane Munro Says:

    My heart is filled with sorrow for the McKelvey family. I had the opportunity to know Andy as a brother-in-law and employer. Andy was married to my dear sister Judy who predeceased him 15 years ago. I worked in the Miami TMP, Inc. office for 8 years, in the 80’s. Andy gave me an opportunity to make something of myself and I will be forever grateful. Much love and prayers, Aunt Jane

  5. nadia staley Says:

    Andrew Mckelvey was a good friend and will be missed by those that knew him and cared about him.Rest in peace my friend~Nadia

  6. L. Wagner Says:

    Hey Kiddo-You were an amazing man and it was my extreme good fortune to have known you. I will miss you every day and remember important lessons you passed on. Your little grandson will carry your initials and the legacy.The other family menbers are so special too, just like you were and the Andrew McKelvey foundation wil live on.
    NOT BAD!

  7. nadia staley Says:

    u are missed!! the world lost an amazing human being!!! wish u were still here!!!

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  9. nadia staley Says:

    I still can’t believe u are gone…such an amazing person and personal friend…rest in peace my friend!!

  10. P Buono Says:

    It was an amazing scholarship that my son was awarded may 2009.10000.00 a yr for 4 yrs. then notified ten days before his first day of college aug of 2009 that due to the passing of the founder the money was held up in probate. Of the 40,000.00 his school has been paid aprox 3000.00 in the last 3 plus yrs. and school and life has truly been a struggle trying to pay his way. He will leave school one semester shy of graduating this December because there is no money to pay for his current fall and final spring semester. It just doesnt seem like this would have been mr mckelveys vision of how things would be handled.

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