Mr. Phipps has over 22 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. He currently serves as Vice President and Partner of QSI Consulting, Inc. Mr. Phipps provides expert/technical consulting services to QSI’s clients, including: litigation and regulatory support, expert testimony, economic analysis and modeling, rate analysis, negotiation and arbitration assistance, witness training, case and discovery management, tariff management, and regulatory compliance. He has testified on telecommunications matters on numerous occasions before state regulatory commissions and in Federal district court, has co-authored expert reports filed in proceedings before the Federal Communications Commission and Canadian Radio-Television Telecommunications Commission, and has assisted other QSI consultants and client witnesses prepare expert testimony for dozens of regulatory and court proceedings across the United States and Puerto Rico. He has also participated in numerous mediations and arbitrations.
Mr. Phipps has advised a wide variety of telecommunications industry stakeholders, including nationwide telecommunications firms, state regulatory commissions, consumer advocate organizations, state attorneys general, and the U.S. General Services Administration and U.S. Department of Defense. Mr. Phipps also founded and managed a telecommunications service provider, 3L Communications, and was responsible for management of the company, including: network monitoring, billing, and regulatory/revenue reporting.
Mr. Phipps began his career at the Illinois Commerce Commission, where he served as a Rate Analyst in the Telecommunications Division and as a Policy Advisor to a Commissioner. In these roles, he provided expert testimony on telecommunications costs and rates, mergers and acquisitions, alternative regulation, and intercarrier compensation, as well as provided expert advice and analysis on policy and procedural matters related to the regulation of public utilities.
Master of Arts, Economics
- University of Illinois
Bachelor of Science, Economics
- Illinois College