Why WaveSmith

Trusted advisors and partners that make your life simpler.

Your Trusted Data Center Advisor

Understaffed? Overworked? Let WaveSmith take some of the load off of your shoulders. WaveSmith does the due diligence necessary for your cloud, colocation and carrier service needs. We compare vendors, manage installation and allow you to focus your energy and resources elsewhere. You’re busy. You need someone to figure out all of the logistical information necessary to bring in carriers and WaveSmith fills that role.

What can you expect from WaveSmith? Incredible value. Services include sourcing, advisory, vendor asset management and project coordination. Keeping your systems on-site is expensive. Let WaveSmith help you find the right space to host your systems – be it in the cloud, in colocation or a data center. Seeking new MPLS and Internet carriers? WaveSmith works hard to find the best telecom solutions for your business.

WaveSmith’s sales average 100% annual growth each year, and was awarded Growth Partner of the Year in 2008 by Level (3) Communications, a leading U.S. and international provider of fiber-based communications.

Our Process


The right fit is important in both life and business. In our initial discovery phase, we research solutions that are likely to work for you.

By taking a deep dive into your company’s strengths and weaknesses, we focus on designing sound solutions that serve your customer base and maximize efficiency. We examine your current market position and supporting process, desired growth trajectory, timeline and budgetary realities.


We boast a vast network of trusted vendors. As data center and telecom experts, we comprehensively match your performance, security and pricing needs with the vendor that offers the best solution.

We can provide everything from hybrid cloud and colocation solutions services to complex global MPLS solutions to voice and wireless services, business continuity planning and more.


Slow and steady wins the race! The true challenge of any deployment is the slow introduction of new processes and technology without overwhelming your team.

We like to see you through every aspect of this transition. That’s why we create timelines to pace implementation and to take the headache out of IT solutions by minimizing any hiccups you are experiencing.


Emerging technologies, applications and service providers keep us on our toes, as do account relations and asset management.

Not only do we negotiate rates and terms for you, we also work with the provider to assure you are receiving the best possible customer support.

Our services are designed to help you accelerate your business by anticipating future needs. We take ownership of our long-term solutions and deliver a powerful prescription for your continued success.

With offices in San Diego, California and Portland, Oregon, WaveSmith has established a proven and trusted reputation for over a decade.

Our Team

Cameron Larson

Cameron Larson


Cameron is the Principal and Founder of WaveSmith. With over 16 years of experience in the telecom industry and over 35 years of management and sales experience specializing in cloud, data center and carrier services. Some of his clients include Hightail, Amazon, KPMG, Bank of Cascades, Sony, and Ragingwire. Larson’s leadership skills include identifying and solving customer issues with an exceptional customer service track record and the ability to manage complex projects to provide top notch solutions to our clients.
Larson spends his free time mountain biking, surfing, snowboarding, hiking and practicing yoga.

Dawn Ohlendorf

Dawn Ohlendorf


Dawn is an accomplished Information Technology project management professional with 20 years of industry experience working with a wide range of clients and applications. She has a superior command of both the technical and business needs of her clients. This combination of expertise and acumen enables Dawn to provide superior service to our clients.

Dawn serves on the boards of several nonprofit organizations and spends her free time with her family in San Diego.

Brian Patrick

Brian Patrick


Brian brings over 25 years of experience in the information technology sector to Wavesmith. He is responsible for managing and overseeing the design of new technologies to meet the current and future needs of our customers. He resides in San Clemente, California and spends his free time mountain biking, surfing with family and friends, and serving in various capacities in nonprofit organizations.

Dirk Larson

Dirk Larson


Dirk Larson has been the Vice President of Sales at WaveSmith for 11 years and has spent the last 25 years in sales. Dirk got his start in telecommunications while working for Telepacific where he was a consistent, company-wide top performer.
A Portland native, Dirk moved back to the Pacific Northwest from San Diego in 2008 to run the Portland sales office. Dirk is a well-known figure in the community and is a vital team member at WaveSmith.
When you can pry Dirk’s droid from his palms, you will find him biking, skiing, practicing yoga or drinking a pint at one of Portland’s many fine brewpubs.

Andrea Wasilew Larson

Andrea Wasilew Larson


Andrea is an award-winning public relations professional. She prides herself on her strong relationships with the media, creating innovative public relations and social media campaigns, and securing top media placement for clients. Andrea is extremely passionate about what she does for clients and it shows! Her clients have been featured in some of the top media outlets in the country, including Los Angeles Times, NPR, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Today Show, Outside Magazine, & many more. In her free time, she embraces the outdoor playground in Central Oregon running trails, hiking, skiing, and spending time with her two daughters, husband, and Labrador.

Albert Barajas

Albert Barajas


Albert brings 25 years of information technology and management experience to WaveSmith. Some of Albert’s past projects included building the Qualcomm compute infrastructure during the crazy growth phase from a small company of 1000 employees to over 12000. He founded an early cloud company S4R, was a founding investor and advisor at Skratch Labs, and Director/Technologist at Novartis Research.
He loves to cycle, camp, travel and spend time with his wife and kids.