Andrew Michalik, an Interactive Technology Specialist, brings over 20 years of professional accomplishments to his current entrepreneurial interests. His credentials and experience include sophisticated systems design, problem solving, business management and extensive, high-level programming. Because of this multifaceted background, he is able to approach today’s high technology projects with an understanding that reaches into multiple levels, and to develop creative, sophisticated systems based on a solid understanding of functional technology.
With www.AndrewM.com, he has established a consulting business that specifically addresses a relevant, growing professional niche: assessing and building solid architecture and strong systems design that will steadfastly support the growing needs for e-business. Using his strong programming knowledge and organizational skills, he is able to save decision makers time and money by “knowing where to tap”, when approaching problem solving for networked systems design.
Prior to establishing www.AndrewM.com, Michalik founded Voice Information Systems, Inc., (VISI) where he successfully sold his own award-winning commercial products, which included a graphical audio editor, batch-processing tools for digitized sound, and English language text-to-speech engine and a DPMI multi-threaded computer telephony hardware driver library. He was recognized by CT Magazine for Product of the Year and CT Expo Best of Show in 1998. Prior to that, he received CT Magazine’s People of the Year Award in 1996 and Product of the Year in 1995. In 1992, he was the recipient of the Editor’s Choice Award. VISI continues as one of the few companies that provides tools to the computer telephony industry throughout the world.
Prior to founding VISI, Michalik held positions with several companies, among them TRW Space Division, Tektronix CAE Systems Division, and Raytheon Electromagnetic Systems Division. Among his responsibilities in these positions were project leadership, interactive database and networked systems design, hardware design, technical management and programming.
Andrew Michalik holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University. In 1982, he was the recipient of the TRW Fellowship award. His extensive programming background and knowledge dates spans over 25 years and includes some unusual mini, mainframe & legacy hardware and software systems.
Andrew was a Founder of the Internet Professional Network in Southern California and prior Advisory Board Member of the Association of Internet Professionals. A resident of Santa Monica, California, he is an avid reader and enjoys philosophy and real surfing. He is active in martial arts and aspires to earning his black belt in Danzan Ru JuJitsu.