DLT Solutions Names Emerging Technology Industry Icon and Entrepreneur Chris Lynch to Board of Directors
Herndon, VA – January 24, 2015 - DLT Solutions, a leading value-added reseller in government information technology (IT) software and services, today announced that Chris Lynch will join the company’s Board of Directors, effective immediately. Lynch, partner at FKA, is widely revered by the tech community for his passion for emerging technology, most notably enterprise, big data and data analytics solutions. Lynch’s appointment brings decades of entrepreneurial and technology expertise to guide DLT Solutions’ emerging technology offerings.
“Coming off a record year in 2014, with continued success across all of our divisions, most notably within the cloud business and expansion of major contract vehicles, we are positioned for aggressive growth,” explained Alan Smith, president and CEO, DLT Solutions. “Chris and I have a successful relationship that spans almost 20 years—he is a dynamic technology and business powerhouse. As a member of our Board of Directors, he will provide DLT Solutions with industry knowledge, guidance and the entrepreneurial energy to propel our strategy in key market areas including the cloud, big data and cyber. His appointment also underscores the company’s focus on identifying and partnering with leading edge technology companies to bring our customers the solutions they need to not only solve today’s public sector IT challenges but those of tomorrow.”
“DLT Solutions has the vision and organizational ability to help their customers adopt emerging technologies. I’m excited to join Alan and DLT Solutions to help accelerate that across their vast customer base,” said Chris Lynch. “We’re on a mission to bring the latest in cyber security and predictive analytics to the mass market. Cyber attacks represent the biggest threat to our society’s well-being and our nation’s way of life.”
At FKA, Chris is responsible for investments in Captricity, Data Robot, Nutonian, Sqrrl and Threat Stack, all of which he seeded, as well as Recorded Future, and Reddo Mobility. Chris also led the investment in Hadapt, where he served as chairman prior to the company’s sale to Teradata (NYSE: TDC), and Lagoa where he was instrumental in its sale to Autodesk (NASDAQ: ADSK). He previously served as chairman of Azuki Systems before its sale to Ericsson in 2014. Prior to joining Atlas Venture in 2012, Lynch was CEO of Vertica Systems, the number one ranked big data company in the market, and led its acquisition by HP in March of 2011. Before that, Lynch also led global sales and marketing for Arrowpoint Communications, and saw the company through its IPO and $5.7 billion acquisition by Cisco.
FKA is the technology practice that was formerly part of Atlas Venture. FKA invests in tech entrepreneurs and creates companies at the earliest stages of development. For more information, visit www.atlasventure.com.
About DLT Solutions
For more than twenty years, DLT Solutions has been the IT software and solutions provider of choice for federal, state, local government and education customers. By hand selecting its manufacturer partners including Amazon Web Services, Autodesk, Google, NetApp, Oracle, Dell Software, Red Hat, Solarwinds and Symantec, DLT fulfills its mission to be a value-added reseller of only the best software and hardware products and services, as well as a premier provider of technical support, through its many government contracts. The company specializes in carefully-selected solution areas — Cloud Computing, Data Center Consolidation, Geospatial Data Systems and Computer-Aided Design for transportation, utilities and manufacturing. For more information or to place an order, contact DLT Solutions at 800-262-4358; email firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit www.dlt.com. Also, on LinkedIn and Twitter (@DLTSolutions).