Andrew Harper

Chief Executive Officer

Andrew Harper, a Glasgow, Scotland native, is co-founder and CEO of Gaeltek, LLC, an award winning managed services provider located in Manassas, Virginia.  Gaeltek monitors, manages and maintains the network technology of small to mid-sized businesses in the Washington, DC area and is dedicated to providing its clients with cost-effective, state of the art solutions.

Prior to co-founding Gaeltek in 2004, Andrew served over sixteen years as a Weapons Engineer Officer in the Royal Navy.  His service included assignments on Her Majesty’s submarines and surface vessels as well as teaching positions, including at Royal Naval Strategic Systems School.  His final Navy posting was to the British Embassy in Washington, DC as the Technical Liaison Officer and Head of the Technical Department for Strategic Programs, Royal Navy.  Upon completion of his service in the Royal Navy, he joined the British Embassy in Washington, DC as the IT systems manager for the British Council, the international educational and cultural arm of the British Embassy.

Andrew and the Gaeltek team have earned many honors including the Prince William Chamber of Commerce 2013 Business of the Year; Next-Gen 250, one of the 250 IT companies nationwide honored for utilizing a smart and different approach to IT services and integration while providing exceptional service; and one of the 40 most innovative IT companies in the United States and Canada by industry publication CRN for ingenuity and success in developing unique ways to utilize technology to help customers solve business problems.  Andrew has been named to the MSP Mentor 250 list, an industry honor that identifies the top 250 leading IT executives, entrepreneurs, and experts worldwide as well as the SMB Nation Top 150 list of the most influential people in the small to mid-sized IT channel globally.  Andrew has been featured in such publications as Channel Pro magazine, Prince William LivingBe Better at Business, and Executive Leaders Radio, the number one business weekly radio show in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States.  He also has served on numerous industry advisory boards and the ITT Tech Program Advisory Committee.

Andrew is co-author of best seller Under Attack:  How to Protect Your Business & Your Bank Account From Fast-Growing, Ultra-Motivated and Highly Dangerous CyberCrime Rings (published in 2016) as well as Business IT 101:  A Business Owner's Guide For Finding Hassle-Free Computer Support with Amanda Harper.

Andrew is profiled in Volume 5 of Profiles in Success: Inspiration From Executive Leaders in the Washington, DC Area.  You can read Andrew's profile here.

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