Stratix Corporation (“Stratix”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Louis M. Alterman as President, CEO and member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Alterman assumes his new responsibilities on December 1, 2019.
Mr. Alterman brings over 20 years of experience in the technology services space and most recently served as the CFO of Rackspace, a global leader in managed applications, data, clouds and security. Prior to Rackspace, he spent 14 years at Earthlink, a nationwide provider of cloud-connected network services to over 750,000 businesses and consumers, in operational, financial and customer-facing roles, most recently serving as CFO. Mr. Alterman earned a BBA (Finance) from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia, where he was a Presidential Scholar, and an MBA from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University.
“I am thrilled to join the talented Stratix team and lead this innovative company,” Alterman said. “Over the last several years, Tailwind and Stratix have made strategic investments to build the largest pure play managed mobility service provider in North America. I am eager to build on their momentum as we deliver value for our customers and lead Stratix through its next phase of growth.”
“Louis brings extensive experience in driving growth with a focus on managed services and a well-deserved reputation for customer advocacy. He is the ideal leader for Stratix and I am very pleased to welcome him to the team,” said Paul Lidsky, Stratix Chairman.
Gina Gallo is stepping down from the day-to-day duties of CEO to pursue other opportunities outside the company. Ms. Gallo originally joined Stratix as a Senior Vice President of Sales in 2004, and has served as CEO since 2011.
Gina Gallo commented, “It has been a privilege to work with such a hard-working and dedicated group of individuals. I want to thank the Stratix management team, Board of Directors and employee base. I look forward to seeing the company continue its growth trajectory.”
“We want to thank Gina for her contributions and leadership over the last 15 years. Under her leadership, the company grew to establish itself as a premier provider of managed mobile services to many of the most well-known enterprises in the United States,” said Lidsky.
As the largest pure-play enterprise mobility specialist in the U.S., Stratix is dedicated to guaranteeing nonstop mobility. The company leverages 35+ years of expertise and experience to accelerate and inspire business mobility transformation for some of the world’s most iconic brands. Their SmartMobile programs ensure each client has the right technology, tools and support programs in place to stay ahead. For additional information, visit www.stratixcorp.com.
About Tailwind Capital
Tailwind Capital is a middle market private equity firm focused on growth-oriented investments in targeted sectors within healthcare, business services, and industrial services. Tailwind partners with experienced management teams and entrepreneurs to transform businesses through organic growth initiatives, acquisitions, and operational and strategic investments. Since inception, Tailwind has managed $3.6 billion of committed equity capital, and has invested in 43 portfolio companies and over 105 add-on acquisitions. For more information, please visit https://tailwind.com/.