SDI Appoints Security Industry Executive David Sullivan as CEO

Founder David Gupta Focuses on Strategic Growth as Vice Chairman of Board

CHICAGO, May 9, 2014 – SDI (System Development Integration, LLC), a national systems integrator specializing in advanced technologies for security and critical infrastructure, announces the appointment of security industry executive David Sullivan as its Chief Executive Officer. Founder David A. Gupta, SDI’s previous CEO, will continue with the company as Vice Chairman of its Board of Directors.

“SDI has doubled its size in the past year, establishing itself as a $70M systems integrator in a rapidly growing and increasingly IT-centric market,” states David Stienes, SDI Board Chairman and Partner at LLR Partners. “As we continue to build out SDI’s unique hybrid IT and security services platform, we are pleased to add the security market expertise and leadership of David Sullivan to drive the firm’s growth.”

As CEO, Sullivan will manage the company’s national day-to-day operations with assistance from SDI’s existing senior leadership team. Sullivan brings 30 years of management experience in the security industry in both manufacturing and systems integration. His previous positions include executive leadership roles at Ingersoll Rand (security products manufacturer), Destron Fearing (manufacturer of animal identification products), and Fargo Electronics (desktop printer manufacturer). David has also held senior level positions with HID Global (security identity solutions) and Identification Technology Group (RFID and card manufacturer).

Sullivan’s experience complements SDI’s blended IT and security solutions, which are in high demand from its growing commercial and government client base in order to run their enterprises safely and at maximum performance – from integrated digital video and access control, to command centers leveraging converged infrastructure, to transformative, cloud-based managed services programs. SDI’s client portfolio includes some of the nation’s largest airport systems, water utilities, toll authorities, public school systems, 911 centers and public transit systems.

”I am confident that Dave brings the right mix of domain experience and leadership to grow SDI into the preeminent integrator for tomorrow’s IT-centric security programs,” states David Gupta. In his Vice Chair role, Gupta will continue to focus on key clients, as well as strategic deals and market initiatives that impact the growth of the company.

“As organizations more aggressively optimize their enterprise security platforms, SDI will be there to meet their most challenging technology requirements,” states Sullivan. “I look forward to guiding our customers’ through the IT evolution that’s happening throughout the security marketplace.”

SDI is capitalized by LLR Partners, a private investment firm with more than $2.0 billion raised across four funds. In 2013, SDI added security integrators i-sys, Corp and X7 as portfolio companies, and together serve over 1,100 clients throughout the U.S. SDI remains committed to its Chicago headquarters location as it builds out a national presence.

About SDI (System Development.Integration, LLC)

Systems integrator SDI and its companies (i-sys and X7) deliver advanced technology systems and services for critical infrastructure and campus environments. For more than 20 years, SDI provides vendor-independent advisory services, technology delivery and SmartSourcingSM managed services to critical environments to achieve higher levels of security, improved performance and lower operating costs. From 911 centers to airports to transportation agencies, SDI delivers the deep technical expertise and complex systems’ past performance of a national, top-tier systems integrator, with an agile, local delivery model focused on complete customer satisfaction. Visit us at and follow us on LinkedIn: SDI (System Development.Integration, LLC) and Twitter: @SDIisTHERE.

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