SDI Announces Key Executive Appointments
January 29, 2013
CHICAGO, July 23, 2012 — SDI (System Development.Integration, LLC), a leading systems integrator specializing in advanced security technologies and infrastructure, today announced executive management changes that are designed to position the company’s leadership team for global growth.
SDI founder David A. Gupta remains CEO of the firm, and will focus on new markets, business development and strategic global alliances. “Our US customers and their international counterparts are looking to extend their technology environment to better protect their critical infrastructure – integrating layers of applications, devices and sensors, and analytics,” states Gupta. “SDI has an established track record of delivering complex systems that produce the operation efficiencies and heightened security benefits that are expected. I am excited about this next chapter in SDI’s evolution, and the initial response already generated from early outreach to Latin America, Europe, Middle East and Asia targets.”
Since founding SDI in 1991, Mr. Gupta has been particularly involved in client development activities and has developed an extensive network of relationships within the aviation industry. Mr. Gupta was previously a Senior Vice President in the Electrical Engineering Group at Environmental Systems Design, where he was responsible for the design of power and data systems for more than 10,000,000 square feet of commercial real estate. Mr. Gupta sits on several Boards including alma maters University of Chicago Graham School’s Board of Advisors and the University of Colorado Civil and Architectural Engineering Program Advisory Board.
Executive Vice President of Market Operations Brian Diver has been named to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer. During his previous seven-year tenure at SDI, Mr. Diver directed the firm’s business development efforts, solution offerings, and client delivery functions, while expanding the firm’s operations at a national level. In his new position, Mr. Diver will be responsible for the strategic direction and daily operations of the company.
Bringing over 25 years of professional technology services leadership to SDI, Mr. Diver has previously held notable key executive positions, including Managing Executive of Whittman-Hart’s professional services group which consisted of approximately 2,800 professionals serving over 400 customers and generating over $400 million dollars in annual revenue, and Principal of Ernst & Young’s Information Technology practice. Mr. Diver received his Bachelors Degree in Finance and Computer Science & Applied Data from Northern Illinois University.
SDI recently closed an additional investment with private equity firms LLR Partners and Monument Capital Group to fund the firm’s continued growth in the public sector technology market through acquisitions and expansion of its footprint globally. Focused on the state and local government market, SDI has specific expertise in public safety and homeland security solutions, with deep experience in designing, building and operating state-of-the-art command centers, Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) systems, video surveillance systems, and various other technologies. 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.
SDI is a leading systems integrator that delivers advanced technology systems and infrastructure for organizations with public-facing, critical operations, specializing in public safety and homeland security solutions. With more than 20 years of public sector experience, SDI provides vendor-independent advisory services, technology delivery and SmartSourcingSM long-term support to our nation’s critical environments to achieve a higher level of security, increase productivity and reduce operating costs. SDI offers complex technical knowledge coupled with deep operations experience, and an unmatched reputation of committing to our projects until our clients are successful. Visit us at www.sdienterprises.com.
Dawn Nash Pfeiffer, SVP of Marketing and Diversity Programs