president & ceo
Andrea M. Robel has more than 40 years of experience in financing and working with rural telephone and cellular companies and long-distance fiber networks and private businesses of all sizes throughout the United States. Growing up in a family-owned business, she has experienced firsthand the challenges of a small business. As a business consultant, Andrea has successfully worked with start-ups to mega-corporations in many industries to develop strategic plans, financing options, and perform overall management consulting and business turn-arounds. Working for a start-up private lender, Andrea designed, developed and implemented full life cycle loan processing procedures for lending to the independent telecommunications industry to ensure adequate loan security and financial viability. She has developed, written, presented, negotiated and closed loan proposals to telephone companies, cable television companies, long distance fiber carriers, cellular telephone companies and other businesses. Along with undergraduate studies at University of Maryland in Administration and Management and post graduate studies in economics, Andrea has completed many professional seminars in Management, Real Estate, Finance, Contract Law and Telecommunications Engineering. Currently, she owns a North Carolina HUB certified telecommunications company that helps businesses enhance communications between their employees and their customers.
Gregory M. Robel
Gregory M. Robel has a wide knowledge of telecommunications and networking. He has planned and designed wireless networks for deployment. With his understanding of the products and services of our partner companies, Greg can design telecom and network solutions for Vistanet’s clients. He has more than 15 years of experience in working with clients and determining their needs so that an overall plan can be put in place. Greg’s educational experience in finance and economics earned at Mars Hill University along with his management experience have enabled him to understand how businesses work. This enables him to best advise clients regarding their telecom needs and to improve their overall efficiencies and bottom line.