SDI Welcomes Mark Raffel as VP of Corporate Development

CHICAGO, March 30, 2007 — SDI (System Development.Integration, LLC), a public sector systems integrator specializing in command environment systems, infrastructure and operations, announced today that Mark Raffel has joined the firm’s senior management team as Vice President of Corporate Development. Mr. Raffel will direct overall corporate development and integration activities of future acquisitions at SDI, which grew 57% in 2006 revenues to finish the year at $26MM.

“SDI has identified strategic acquisition targets that are critical in SDI’s growth plan and in further servicing our customers,” said David Gupta, President of SDI. “Mark’s proven track record with top-tier consulting firms and specific acquisition experience makes him a perfect leader to guide SDI through key acquisitions.”

“I’m pleased to join the growing SDI team. I look forward to bring my knowledge and experience of integrations and improving corporate applications to keep pace with the company’s growth in 2007,” said Mr. Raffel.

Mr. Raffel has over 22 years of management consulting experience with deep expertise in integrating organizations and improving corporate processes and applications. Prior to joining SDI, Mr. Raffel was the Director of Operations for WHITTMANHART. He was responsible for managing and delivering the key metrics and profitability reports that allowed the company to make the appropriate operations decisions. In addition, Mr. Raffel was responsible for managing internal application development and process improvements projects that simplify the non-client delivery activities of the consultants.

Mr. Raffel has a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems from the University of Colorado and has completed the Systems Engineer Development Program with EDS.

About SDI

SDI is a systems integrator that fuses information technology, security, operations and facility management to support critical organization systems and data by providing advisory services, technology delivery and SmartSourcingSM long-term support. With substantial private and public sector experience, SDI provides vendor-independent services and support to our nation’s critical environments to achieve a higher level of security, increase productivity and reduce operating costs. SDI embodies the technical breadth, depth of talent, and complex systems experience of a national, top-tier systems integrator – with a reputation of sticking with our projects until our obligations are met and our clients are successful. For more than 19 years, we’ve been there for our clients, and people are taking notice. Visit us at


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