Government IT, Security Sales Executive Michael Sutherland Joins SDI Presence

CHICAGO, February 2, 2017 – SDI (SDI Presence LLC), the mission-critical IT systems integrator, announces that government IT and security industry executive Michael Sutherland has joined the firm as its Vice President of Sales.  Sutherland comes with more than 25 years of experience within the public sector technology market, having held sales positions at IBM, Siemens, and Cisco Systems.

“Mike’s wealth of experience and relationships in the Chicagoland market makes him a key addition to our team,” states Jack Hartman, SDI’s President and Chief Operating Officer. “He brings a solid understanding of innovative, digital technologies and proven channel partners to allow us to help our clients build their IT environment for tomorrow, starting today.”

As Client Services Representative for Global Technology Services Infrastructure Services at IBM, Sutherland was charged with closing highly complex information technology solutions for Public Sector and Life Sciences clients. Sutherland interfaced with senior client executives to identify and develop integrating products and services required to meet their business needs. Sutherland led multi-disciplined teams to win advanced cloud, cyber security, mobility and data center solution deployments at various government agencies in the State of Illinois and leading healthcare organizations. Prior to IBM, Sutherland held the position of Director of Sales for Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) vendor VidSys, where he drove the selection of the centralized command and control solution at the City of Chicago’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications, Monsanto, and the Kansas City National Nuclear Security Administration. Prior, Sutherland was a Sales Senior Executive at Siemens, where he led integrated network infrastructure design and optimization and video management systems implementations at clients that included Metra, the Chicago Transit Authority, and the Chicago Housing Authority.

““I am very excited to be part of this dynamic team and to play a part in the outstanding solution delivery that I have observed for years,” states Sutherland. “SDI has a reputation of providing a trusted advisory presence for its clients and their technology environments, and I look forward to offering additional innovative technologies as part of these efforts.”

Michael Sutherland can be reached at and 312.961.7479

About SDI (SDI Presence LLC)

Mission-critical systems integrator SDI delivers intelligent technology solutions to ensure client operational performance, security and revenue generation. With a 25-year corporate resume, SDI addresses the higher IT demands of critical environments to deliver zero downtime, enhanced security and risk mitigation strategies. SDI is a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), with a portfolio of clients includes some of the nation’s largest airports, commercial real estate portfolios and national banks and financial services organizations. SDI delivers deep technical expertise with an agile delivery model focused on complete customer satisfaction. Visit us at and follow us on LinkedIn: SDI Presence and Twitter: @SDIPresence

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