Optigo Networks is excited to welcome Andrew Mooney as our new Sales Director.
Andrew joins Optigo with more than 20 years in security, to assist the explosive growth in the smart building industry. Andrew’s experience in developing channels, distribution, end users, and partners will assist Optigo Networks in shaping the future of the commercial Internet of Things.
We sat down with Andrew to learn more about his experience and what he’ll bring to the company.
Monica McMahen (MM): Welcome to the team, Andrew! We’re very happy to have you. So, what drew you to the industry?
Andrew Mooney (AM): Thanks Monica! I’m happy to be here. IoT and smart buildings have always been an interest of mine, as I've dealt with it extensively over my career. I wanted to get ahead of the pack, as all these technologies converge.
MM: You’ve certainly worked with many different technologies! Can you tell us a bit more about your background?
AM: I’ve spent over 20 years in the security industry with experience in IP video, networking, software, access control, biometrics, analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and storage solutions.
MM: Wow, that’s a lot of experience! What did you do in your last role?
AM: I managed an A-player team of sales professionals who took care of Western Canada. This consisted of high-profile end users, channel partners, and key architect and engineering (A&E) firms. We grew our sales numbers from a six-figure territory to an eight-figure territory in less than five years.
MM: With all that experience, what insights and knowledge are you bringing to the Optigo team?
AM: I know what it takes to grow a small company to the next level. I can roll up my sleeves and do what it takes in the immediate future and then expand into the role to make the company as effective as possible. My contact list is extensive, and I hope to leverage this.
MM: What excites you about working for Optigo Networks?
AM: I love solving problems and Optigo brings a solution to the market that few have answers for. I'm excited about where Optigo is positioned in the IoT industry, as I see major convergences coming in the smart building world. It will be great to be the OT network solution of choice.
MM: Why did you choose Optigo? You have tons of experience and amazing skills, and any company would be lucky to have you. Why us?
AM: I'll take that compliment humbly, it's a bit embellished! When you talk to the employees at Optigo and they all have the same message and passion, it shows good leadership and direction. The cultural fit makes sense for me. I know a good thing when I see it and I want to get on that train!
MM: What do you like to do outside of work?
AM: I'm always trying to learn something new. As an amateur investor (very amateur) I recently taught myself technical analysis in order to make better decisions. I'm into ancient civilizations and what technology was used far, far in the past (yes, slightly geeky). I also have the worst sweet tooth imaginable, you can tempt me with anything chocolate.
MM: With those interests, you’ll fit right in. Welcome to Optigo, Andrew!