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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 civilian career at Level 3 assessing intercity route diversity of installed dark fiber and lit services for major clients following successive acquisitions. From there he led the IT projects for Service Delivery that consolidated 7 acquired companies’ business processes and inventory systems. Next he led the transport design function, simultaneously eliminating 90% of defects and reducing cycle time by 90%.

After Level 3, Frank constructed cellular networks riding microwave backbones. Later he joined Cologix, where he was responsible for all operational processes and project financial accounting. Frank founded Azimuth LLC in 2006, 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, and a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt from Villanova. He separated from the US Air Force as a Captain in the Space & Missile career field.

 
 

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

VP Business Development & 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 with Arcanum, 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 from Princeton, a BS in Physics and Chemistry from Georgetown, and 8 issued/10 pending domestic and international patents in electronic materials, metallurgy, and business processes.