Mr John Andrew
John F. Andrews has over 30 years of senior leadership experience in telecom and technology companies, both public and private. He has been CEO of several public companies as well as started and founded companies from ground zero. His experience includes leading three (3) companies to strategic exits (two (2) private and one (1) public), raising over one hundred (100) million dollars of public and private capital, managing numerous mergers and acquisitions, leading companies through explosive growth as well as rightsizing, and being recruited to turn around stalled companies. A seasoned executive, his experience also includes being Chairman and EVP of ShipXpress which GE acquired, being CEO of Giga (NASDAQ GIGA) where he led the company’s sale to Forrester Research (NASDAQ FORR) and being the CEO of e-Medsoft of which went public. His fortune 300 corporate experience includes being CIO and SVP of CSX Transportation at CSX (NASDAQ CSX) corporation managing thousands of employees. During his tenure at CSX, he was credited in achieving over five hundred (500) million dollars in operating expense reductions through his visionary and portfolio technology projects and was named CIO of the year by Computerworld. Andrews has an MBA from the University of Puget-Sound, Seattle WA, and a BA, Business Administration and Finance from Whitworth University, Spokane WA.
One of Andrews’s achievements is as a consultant to Sun Microsystems NASDAQ SUNW, being one of the architects and developer of the JAVA operating system.