Andrew Nickerson is CarrierX’s CEO. As the company’s leader, he manages a diverse portfolio of businesses including HD Carrier, an authorized VoIP Provider; FreeConferenceCall.com, the popular conference calling service, Bullhorn.fm, a content creation and podcasting platform and StartMeeting, an enterprise collaboration and video calling application.
Before his appointment as CEO, Andy spearheaded carrier partnerships and business development initiatives at Skype and Microsoft. He has twenty-plus years of experience working with the wholesale business units of AT&T, Sprint, Vodafone and Telefonica. Mr. Nickerson has also worked within KPMG’s audit practice and performed financial modeling and data analytics across several industries. With a background in financial and credit risk management, Mr. Nickerson created a platform for the telecom industry to identify, evaluate, and advise on telecom investment opportunities, with millions raised in venture capital. Throughout his career, Andy has been a strong advocate for fair competition policies in Washington, DC.
Mr. Nickerson graduated from Santa Clara University with a business degree in accounting and holds an MBA in finance and entrepreneurship from the Wharton School of Business. He lives in Manhattan Beach, California with his two children Tate and Paige, and their dogs Beau and Ollie.
Mr. Trenkamp brings over 25 years of finance, accounting, treasury, management consulting and capital markets experience to CarrierX.
He has direct experience raising growth capital, including a successful IPO valued at over $1B, and closing corporate transactions such as the $8B divestiture and sale of ILFC from AIG to Aercap. He also brings extensive M&A and capital markets experience to CarrierX.
Mr. Trenkamp holds an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, speaks multiple languages, and has worked directly in Europe, Asia, and the United States. He has worked directly or advised leading firms such as JP Morgan Chase, AIG, AerCap, PWC, ILFC, Air France, PIMCO, CDB Aviation, Thomson Reuters and BSQUARE. Currently living in Southern California with his family, he actively volunteers in youth sports as a soccer referee and serves on the Board of a recreational basketball league in Manhattan Beach, CA.