Andrew is the founder and chairman of ooma, one of Silicon Valleyâ€™s fastest growing companies in terms of revenue growth. Andrew had a vision for a phone company of the future and created ooma when he was 24 years of age. As CEO for the first four years, he built a team of talented engineers and drove the creation and subsequent launch of the product, in the process raising 50 million dollars in venture capital, and assembling a high-powered executive team. Ã‚ oomaâ€™s product is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon with over 400 reviews, and has been written up in Techcrunch, The Wall St Journal, New York Times, USA Today, Fortune and other global publications. Andrew led oomaâ€™s initial national distribution deals with US retailers, and ultimately hired a high-growth CEO to and take the company to the next level. Ooma is available nationally at Best Buy, Radioshack, Fryâ€™s and Radio Shack stores, and on the web at Amazon.com, Costco.com, and many others.
Andrew relocated to Silicon Valley at age 17 to join Cisco Systems, where as part of their Global Center of Expertise, he traveled globally to work with customers on large-scale, complex networking issues.
Prior to being recruited by Cisco Systems, Andrew eschewed traditional education in favor of hands-on, real world experience, resigning from high school in 10th grade to build and run an ISP (Internet Service Provider), which later became the largest in Las Vegas.
In March 2007, Andrew was named one of the top entrepreneurs under the age of 30 most likely to shape the worldâ€™s digital future by the editors of Businessweek in a story titled, â€œTechâ€™s Best Young Entrepreneurs, Techâ€™s Next Gen: The Best and Brightest.â€
Andrew is now hard at work on future projects, details will emerge later this year.
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