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Andrew Metcalfe


Andrew has a proven track record in designing and building telecommunications networks and companies. First he began as a microwave and RF engineer for Boeing Defense and Space in 1987. Then in 1993, Andrew moved to Cellular One as Director of Technical Operations, where he was responsible for designing, engineering, and supervising the construction of their communications infrastructure.

He founded Northwest Telephone, Inc. (NTI) in 1999 and organically grew it to an 1800-mile fiber network providing SONET, IP, and Ethernet wholesale services over a DWDM backbone in the Pacific Northwest, eventually selling the business to the Zayo Group in 2008. In 2009, Andrew founded CATTCOMM to address the need for trained telecom field technicians. The same year he also joined FTI Consulting working on vital projects involving large-scale network deployment and analysis projects. Most recently, he founded Native Network Inc. in 2016 to focus on solving broadband connectivity issues on Native American lands. 

Andrew holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Southern Illinois University, is a graduate of the Naval Engineering School, and a graduate of the Boeing Manufacturing Engineering School. Andrew was honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps in 1987.