Tom Edrington, Partner, General Management, Interim CEO

Mr. Edrington is a seasoned CEO and Board member experienced with management, engineering, strategy and operations ranging from start-ups to large companies in the communications industry.

  • CEO responsibilities in large, venture and small company environments
  • Experienced in startup, growth, turnaround and shutdown
  • Extensive engineering organization management
  • Product knowledge in telecommunication, networking, Internet
  • Excellent international relationships and US network
  • Continually active consulting and advisory relationships

Mr. Edrington was a member of the Board of Directors of the USTA and CEO of a US top 20 size full service (local, long distance, yellow pages, wireless) communications company. He retired from Pacific Bell as Vice President responsible for technology planning, product introduction standards, and network strategy. While at Pacific Bell Mr. Edrington lead the design and trails of Project Victoria, the first operational voice and data digital loop service for information access. As Vice President of Engineering for Raynet Mr. Edrington produced the first large customer deployed fiber optic PON system for the loop. Examples of Acting CEO start-up roles include a company designing and building a 1.6 terabit fiber optic transmission system and a mid-call service company producing a voice-actuated trigger technology system for on the fly mid-call contextual data acquisition from a wireline or wireless call voice call.

Recent Board of Directors positions have been in the following areas;

  • An integrated network edge platform
  • Equipment for extending high bandwidth within buildings to the desktop
  • Submarine cables and landing stations, US and overseas
  • Product introduction and consulting in Japan

Mr. Edrington is a graduate of UCLA, the Stanford Executive Program, and the BSCTE ECE program