SDI Adds Critical Infrastructure Expertise with Veteran Security Industry Hire, Opens Dallas Office in Continued Expansion
CHICAGO, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ SDI(System Development Integration, LLC), a leading systems integrator of mission-critical technologies and infrastructure, announces the appointment ofindustry veteran Jeremy Howardto the role of Senior Vice President, Vertical Markets. Mr. Howard will be responsible for expanding SDI's presence to the Texas market, with a heavy emphasis on local government, transportation, Fortune 1000 and petro-chemical verticals.
"With the addition ofJeremy Howard, SDI will leverage our success in the critical infrastructure markets and expand into additional markets where SDI can provide a true exchange of value with our end-user customers," states Brian Diver, President and COO of SDI.
With approximately 20 years of security industry experience,Jeremy Howardwill be responsible for overseeing a national vertically-focused sales program to include critical infrastructure, petro-chemical, government, banking and finance, healthcare and education markets. Before joiningSDI, Mr. Howard was Vice President, Global Business Development at Avigilon, where he helped build a global business development program for the fast-growing CCTV manufacturer. Prior to Avigilon, Mr. Howard held the position Director of Strategic Accounts for Verint, a global leader in enterprise and security intelligence. He has also served in senior positions at HoneywellSecurity and SEMCO, a Florida based integration firm.
SDI specializes in complex technology systems and infrastructure for critical infrastructure-intensive environments, and boasts a client roster that includes some of the nation's largest airport systems, water utilities, toll authorities, public school systems, 911 centers, and public transit systems. SDI is capitalized by LLR Partners, a private investment firm with more than $2 billion under management, to fund its continued growth. SDI recently added security integrators i-sys, Corp and X7 as portfolio companies, establishing SDI as a $70M systems integrator with over 200 clients throughout the US.
"As we continue to expand as a national integration firm through both organic growth and strategic acquisition, SDI has identified Texas as a market that will be key to our success," stated Paul Garver, SDI's Senior Vice President of Sales. "Jeremy Howard understands the increasing complexity of technology, information systems, and regulatory compliance in the critical infrastructure market, having served as a trusted advisor for enterprise security deployments with government transportation agencies and international oil companies in Texas in recent years."