SOURCE: Command Information, Inc.

January 22, 2008 08:30 ET

Command Information Names New Chief Executive Officer

Taps Experienced Telecommunications Executive to Help Position Company for Growth

HERNDON, VA--(Marketwire - January 22, 2008) - Command Information, the premier provider of next generation network services, today announced it has named industry-renowned telecommunications executive Jerry Edgerton to the post of Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

As CEO, Mr. Edgerton assumes responsibility for the management and growth of Command Information's operations, including its Federal and Commercial units. He will align the company's core offerings to meet today's business needs, providing both the education and solutions needed for a smooth transition to the next generation of Internet services.

"Command Information has used its extensive experience in network engineering management and solutions development to create a compelling vision for the next generation Internet," said Mr. Edgerton. "Our go-forward strategy is to take the roadmap and toolset we've developed to migrate business and Federal agency networks, as well as create edge applications and solutions that leverage the transition to new internet standards. The company is well-positioned to help its clients understand and take advantage of these changes, and I am excited to be joining Command Information at such a critical point."

Mr. Edgerton is a widely known and well-respected leader in the government telecommunications market. For the past 20 years, Mr. Edgerton led the MCI Federal Government business unit and served as President of Verizon Federal after the companies' merger in 2006. In these roles, he was responsible for building the Federal unit into a $3 billion enterprise. Prior to joining MCI, Mr. Edgerton directed the Federal operations of Tymnet/McDonnell Douglas Network Systems.

"The use of next generation Internet capabilities solves many of the issues of today's Internet, including security and address limitations, while at the same time creating an entirely new class of services," said Charlie Moore, Managing Director of The Carlyle Group and a Member of Command Information's Board of Directors. "These capabilities also enable new and exciting business and consumer applications. It's our job to educate customers on the complexity of tomorrow's networks and to help them realize the vision in a timely and orderly fashion. Mr. Edgerton's in-depth knowledge and understanding of today's evolving network technology makes him the perfect choice to lead Command Information and its growing customer base into the future," Moore added.

Mr. Edgerton was earlier recruited to Command Information's Board of Directors by the company's founder and former CEO, Tom Patterson, who has since left the company to pursue other interests. Mr. Edgerton remains a member of the Command Information Board of Directors.

About Command Information

Herndon, VA-based Command Information is the premier provider of next generation networking services to Fortune 1000 and government entities. The company provides the services, training, and tools necessary to migrate networks, as well as to enhance and enable edge applications to take advantage of next generation Internet capabilities. Command Information is backed by investment from global private equity firm The Carlyle Group, Paladin Capital, and Novak Biddle. For more information on Command Information, please visit www.commandinformation.com.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    A.J. Guenther
    ConnellyWorks, Inc.
    703-742-7184
    Email Contact