Tom Mateer

Lead Consultant, Billing

“There is no substitute for the experience one gains from going through a process multiple times, just as there is no substitute for the knowledge of how systems and processes work together within a specific company.”Tom Mateer

Experience

Tom has more than 30 years of experience in the communications industry, working both as a consultant to – and employee of – service providers. He has held executive positions involving strategic development, new product development, market positioning, sales, customer service, and business unit management.

As a consultant, Tom has worked with a number of start-up service providers as well as mature companies, leveraging his deep experience across multiple business functions. In these roles Tom participated in the design and execution of business functions that were integral to finance, accounting and billing, as well as fundamental to the Quote-to-Cash process.

Tom works with the Missoula Solution Center (MSC) as a senior consultant, where he has executed a series of projects documenting system architectures and workflows for Lead to Cash processes; developing billing system requirements; and planning billing system conversions.

Career Highlights

  • At E&Y’s Telecommunications Consulting Group, Tom used his operational, technical and analytical skills to pioneer the development of new tools to model complex cost allocation processes.
  • As Sprint’s strategic champion for wireless, Tom was a key contributor to the creation and start-up of Sprint PCS.
  • As a senior advisor to Public Mobile in Toronto, Canada, Tom worked across all departments to plan and execute the launch of their business. Tom’s work included leading workstreams to select and implement IT consulting resources and post-paid and pre-paid billing systems.
  • Through a series of client engagements at ATG, Tom has helped to define ATG’s documentation and billing system implementation methodologies.

Viewpoint

“When a project is big, complex and mission-critical, it demands both functional- and company-specific expertise. There is no substitute for the experience one gains from going through a process multiple times, just as there is no substitute for the knowledge of how systems and processes work together within a specific company.

Every project has its own unique challenges, but you can mitigate project risk by having the right mix of expertise (functional and company-specific) who know how to apply their expertise when new challenges emerge (as they always do).”