Andrew Skafel leads Edgewater Wireless, a high performance wireless chip designer and solution provider based in Ottawa, Ontario. Skafel leverages a broad strategic perspective stemming from his work with both multinational equipment vendors and start-up network operators. Skafel has significant multinational experience having been based in Asia with Newbridge Networks/Alcatel; Silicon Valley-based InterWAVE Communications, and the Commercial Division of the Canadian High Commission (Malaysia). Skafel’s roles included international business development, marketing and business planning. A proven telecom innovator and leader, Andrew founded an innovative GSM operator in Brazil, taking the project from concept to fundraising, license acquisition and launch phases. Skafel holds an MBA from INSEEC (Paris), a graduate diploma from the McRae Institute of International Management (Vancouver), and a BA in Economics & Politics from the University of Western Ontario.