Brian Hedstrom

Brian Hedstrom

Co-Founder & CEO

Brian has over 20 years of experience in telecom software architecture, design and development….

As Co-founder and CEO of Cataworx, Brian supports all aspects of the operations of the company while driving the marketing and sales strategy execution. Brian has 25 years of experience in telecom software architecture, design and development. He’s spent more than 15 years focusing on communication network and service management, including leading and participating in standards development groups within CableLabs, SCTE, MEF, TM Forum, Open-O/ONAP, ONUG and IETF.

Brian has over 10 years experience in architecture and design of network and service management for both residential and business services for cable operators. Through his eight years of involvement in the MEF, Brian was instrumental in driving management and operations for Carrier Ethernet services, including technical leadership for the launch and growth of the Operations Committee. He was a significant contributor and project lead for many of the MEF projects focused on Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO).

He’s currently the Denver Open Source Networking Users Group coordinator with a mission to promote awareness and adoption of Linux Foundation Open Source Networking projects.

Through his work, Brian has lead or contributed to the development of many telecommunication and cable network standards. His passion and determination for driving business, service and network automation has led to many significant contributions to the communications industry. Brian holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical/computer engineering from the University of Wyoming and a master’s degree in telecommunications from the University of Colorado-Boulder. His master degree focus was on next-generation configuration management of DOCSIS cable networks.