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About Asset Recovery Management

ARM’s mission is to dramatically improve clients’ operational and financial performance through comprehensive and robust solutions to data integrity challenges. We operate self-contained, multidisciplinary teams of specialists bundled with our proprietary system cARMa™. ARM’s specialty is to recover NETEX, CAPEX, and unbilled revenue by eliminating inventory defects without impacting clients' revenue-bearing operations. ARM teams consist of telecommunications industry experts experienced in constructing and operating advanced networks and data centers. ARM is a Delaware corporation headquartered in Denver, Colorado.


ARM Management Team

 
 

Frank McDermott

Chief Executive Officer

Frank is an industry veteran experienced in the construction, operation and management of fiber, microwave, and cellular networks, as well as neutral colocation data centers, and news & sports content delivery via desktop and mobile clients. He began his career in cancer research, then took an ROTC commission in the United States Air Force, where he won Best Missile Combat Crew Commander for the nation's ground based component of the nuclear triad. After leaving the Air Force, he joined Level 3 and was responsible for high speed transport design. Frank moved to the wireless world next, where he constructed cellular networks riding microwave backbones. Later he joined Cologix where he was responsible for all operations processes and project financial accounting for green field and incremental data center construction. Frank founded Azimuth LLC, a consulting firm advising cable, wireless, data center, news & media, and telecom clients on their operations, finance, and information technology strategy. Frank earned a BS in Biology from Georgetown, an MS in Project Management from George Washington, a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, and is an instrument-rated, private pilot.

 
 

Andrew Metcalfe

President

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.

 
 

Joseph McDermott

Chief Financial Officer

Joe’s previous experience spans startups, technology development, government R&D, and finance. After a brief stint in management consulting with McKinsey, Joe cofounded Arcanum Alloys - an advanced materials company that reengineered semiconductor processes for steel industry scale production of engineered surface alloys. At various times over six years, he led technology development (inventor or coinventor of all key patents), new product implementation/scale up (full scale production equipment with international vendors), finance ($20M+ in top-tier venture capital and debt), business development, and strategy.  Previously, as an Air Force Captain, he led the AF Research Laboratory Material Directorate's nanotechnology program, with diverse applications spanning communications, airframes, fuels, munitions, and energy. During graduate school Joe’s research focused on novel organic electronic materials and devices such as OLEDs and thin-film transistors for uses in optical applications.  Joe holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, a PhD in Materials Science and Chemistry from Princeton, a BS in Chemistry and Physics from Georgetown, and 8 issued/10 pending patents

 
 

Michael Murphy

Strategic Advisor

Mike has over 30 years of telecommunications carrier, data center, software and systems integration, and technology industry experience.  He has led over 200 engagements related to start-ups, M&A diligences, merger integrations, divestitures, business transformations and restructurings.  Mike specializes in software development life-cycle methodologies, program management and governance, order-to-cash software development and integration planning and execution for complex transactions.  His expertise also encompasses services for system development andmigrations of software and databases for all areas across the order-to-cash cycle.  Mr. Murphy has negotiated and administered hundreds of large master service agreements and intellectual property licenses. During his career, Mike was a senior managing director at FTI Consulting, Inc. where he founded and co-led its merger integration practice and led the operational transformation and IT services.  Mr. Murphy was the CEO of a European software and services company focusing on advanced wireless and terrestrial telecommunication carriers in the U.S. and EMEA and was a partner at Arthur Andersen.  Prior to Andersen he was the general manager and VP of American Management Systems U.S. and Asia Pacific Wireless Practice and previously a VP at U.S. West.