An electrical engineer by training, IEEE Member Eileen Healy always has had a knack for solving problems. So when she saw gaps that needed to be filled in the telecom industry, she started a company to address them. In fact, she founded a pair of ventures to meet the growing needs of the mobile phone market.
In the mid-1990s, Healy was working at an AT&T affiliate, developing a strategy for launching a mobile network. “There were gaping holes in the telecom industry’s knowledge of how to quickly build a mobile network and to scale engineering and operations processes,” she says. When she could not find anyone to help with those needs, she decided to create the go-to company.