QSI Consulting, Inc.

Michael Starkey, President

Mr. Starkey currently serves as the President and Founding Partner of QSI Consulting, Inc. ("QSI"). QSI is a management consultancy focused on network industries. QSI assists its clients with regulatory policy, business strategy, financial and econometric analysis and inter-carrier issues including compensation. Prior to founding QSI Mr. Starkey served as the Senior Vice President of Telecommunications Services at Competitive Strategies Group, Ltd. in Chicago, Illinois.

Mr. Starkey's consulting career began in 1996 shortly before the passage of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. Since that time, Mr. Starkey has advised some of the world's largest communications stakeholders (e.g., AT&T, Charter Spectrum, Comcast, Google, SiriusXM Radio, T-Mobile, the United States General Services Administration, and the U.S. Department of Defense). Mr. Starkey's experience spans the landscape of competitive communications including interconnection, mergers and acquisitions, and strategies aimed at maximizing new technology. Mr. Starkey's experience is often called upon as an expert witness. Mr. Starkey has since 1991 provided testimony in greater than 150 proceedings before approximately 40 state and foreign utility regulatory authorities, arbitration panels, the Federal Communications Commission, the U.S. Patent Office, as well as legislatures and courts of varying jurisdiction.

Mr. Starkey's expertise with communications and utility issues is rooted in his previous employment. Mr. Starkey has served as an executive and economist for the Missouri, Illinois and Maryland public utility authorities, including his most recent position as Director of the Maryland Commission's Telecommunications Division (and as Senior Policy Analyst for the Illinois Commission's Office of Policy and Planning and Senior Economist with the Missouri Public Service Commission)


Bachelor of Science, Economics, International Marketing

  • Missouri State University
  • Cum Laude Honor Graduate


  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certificate #95088