About Advantage Engineers

Engineering - Telecommunications

Advantage provides comprehensive telecommunication engineering and consulting services.

We are driven to bring creativity, experience, and value to every project from start to finish. Our full range of capabilities and substantial resources guide projects through the entire design to deployment process – from site acquisition, zoning coordination, civil and structural engineering to construction permitting, and construction management.

At Advantage Engineers, we are passionate problem solvers with a breadth of experience across disciplines and believe that our collaborative approach ensures the right team, and ultimately, the right solution for each project. Our program and project execution plan lays out details of the services, tools, and approach to ensure our clients’ telecommunication network and sites are properly constructed, implemented, and managed.

Our responsiveness to client needs and determination to stay ahead of industry trends, has positioned us as a top-ranked engineering firm.

Our Experts Your Advantage -

The Advantage Engineers Way

We live by our core values and the Advantage Engineers Way, which are 30 fundamentals that describe the practices and principles that form the foundation of our unique culture. These fundamentals outline the way we treat our clients, our company, and most importantly each other. From ‘Bring It Every Day’ to ‘Focus on the Solution’ and ‘Safety is Paramount’, we apply these fundamentals to our projects day in and day out.

Leadership Team

John McGrath


Under John’s leadership, Advantage Engineers has developed into a motivated team providing expert and innovative civil, geotechnical, and environmental engineering services and solutions. As a telecom industry leader, he can see the incredible advances that will come with 5G and beyond. So he has prepared Advantage to successfully implement next-generation infrastructure that will move us all forward

Matt Prather

VP of Engineering

Matt has extensive experience in Civil/Structural engineering along with over 25 years in the Telecom industry.  Through his two successful wireless infrastructure companies, he has partnered with customers across the US and provided leadership in best-in-class services with a focus on quality, speed to market and customer satisfaction.  Matt and his team of highly experienced professionals are looking forward to helping you with your next engineering project.

Iris Troiano

VP of Telecom East

Executive professional with 20 years experience and a proven successful track record in wireless network deployments and product development. Iris is passionate about the dynamic, fast-paced, and transformative world of wireless telecommunications. She has experience in site development, growing and building successful start-up companies, and product development enabling 5G networks.

Walter Callejas

VP, Southwest Region

Walter Callejas started in the Wireless industry in 1997. In 2004, he co-founded Synergy Development Services, an all-inclusive telecommunications engineering and consulting firm serving customers on the west coast. Synergy merged with Advantage Engineers in 2017. Today, Walter oversees the daily operations of the Southwest region, leading the Site Acquisition, Construction Management, and Fiber Engineering teams. Walter’s ability to juggle priorities, extensive telecom background and deep knowledge in the Public ROW allows him to keep pace and tackle challenging issues affecting small cell deployment, local government negotiations, utility rules and regulations, and community outreach.

Sean Maddox

VP, Northwest Region

Sean is a telecom professional with over ten years of experience. Upon graduating from Willamette University College of Law in 2011, Sean began his Telecom career as a Land Use Professional, first learning the ropes and then building a Land Use team.  Sean enjoys and has extensive experience building and mentoring internal teams. He strongly believes that success in wireless deployments comes down to two sets of people- coworkers and clients. Supporting and empowering coworkers is the best way to meet and exceed client goals and serve the customer. Sean is also a dedicated industry volunteer serving on the California Wireless Association and Northwest Wireless Association boards of directors.

Join a winning team of professionals.