LEE, MA--(Marketwired - Apr 14, 2014) - Wave Systems Corp. (
Mr. Fitzgerald was most recently Defense CTO and Federal Cloud Strategist for Dell, where he was instrumental in shaping Dell's strategy around Cloud Computing in the Federal space.
"We are pleased to welcome John Fitzgerald to Tom Conte's team as CTO for North America," said Wave CEO Bill Solms. "John is the latest example of the highly talented folks who are joining the company today -- individuals who share my belief in Wave's future."
In the newly created position, Fitzgerald will assist the North American Sales team with large, technically complex deals. He will be responsible for pursuing product certifications in conjunction with the CTO office, and help prepare the company's strategic technology roadmaps.
Prior to his most recent role at Dell, he served as a Director of Dell's Advanced Systems Group, responsible for the Army and Air Force Systems technical team supporting Dell's enterprise product line.
From 2003 to 2011, he served as an IT executive at several pharmaceutical Contract Research Organizations, which help pharmaceutical and medical device developers bring their products from clinical development to market. Most recently, he was Vice President, Global Corporate Services as well as Vice President Global Information Technology of London-based Premier Research Group. Previously, he was Vice President, Operations, of Data Capture International, and Vice President, Information Technology at PharmData Inc.
"John fills a critical role as Wave works to expand its presence in the commercial and public business," said Tom Conte, VP North American Sales. "His rich industry experience and track record of technology innovation helps Wave uniquely build customer security solutions tuned for compliance minded enterprise deployments."
Before joining the private sector, Mr. Fitzgerald served in the Pentagon, working directly for the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the United States Army and interning for the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Nuclear Arms Control Division and the Central and Eastern Europe Division. He served in the U.S. Army from 1989 to 2007. He holds a B.S. degree in Chemistry from Davidson College.
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