DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SSP Innovations, the leading provider of utility and telecommunications GIS and work management services and solutions, announced today the hiring of veteran industry leader Darrell Rhodes. Rhodes joins SSP on the Executive Leadership Team as Executive Vice President. He will lead SSP in building out the company’s acquisition integration activities as well as providing input into the overall strategic direction of the company.
“As SSP continues to expand, strategic acquisitions will continue to be key to our future growth,” SSP CEO Skye Perry said. “Darrell’s experience in building and growing companies in the space will be invaluable to ensuring our ongoing growth activities are targeted appropriately and executed successfully.”
Rhodes will help guide SSP’s strategic investments to ensure the continued focus on offering clients the benefits and value SSP has traditionally provided across a wider portfolio of product and service offerings.
“My goal is to help continue and improve SSP’s exceptional customer service reputation while growing the overall reach of the organization,” Rhodes said. “As utilities deal with a number of industry changes, it’s key to position SSP as the leader in the space to help guide our customers through this historic time successfully.”
SSP brought Rhodes on board because of his extensive experience in providing vision for companies in the spatial industry, combined with expertise in operations, finance and business development.
“Darrell’s experience in running large organizations will provide valuable input as SSP continues to scale up its operations to meet customer demand,” Perry said.
Rhodes selected SSP because of its reputation in the industry, the strong cultural fit and the opportunity to help propel the organization to its next level of growth.
“Having previously partnered with SSP on a number of key initiatives, I knew it was going to be the right cultural fit when I decided to select the next challenge in my career,” Rhodes said. “There are a number of major changes occurring in both the technology and business fronts for our clients, and to be able to look ahead and prepare SSP to lead customers through these changes is very exciting.”
ABOUT DARRELL RHODES
Darrell was Senior Vice President of RAMTeCH Software Solutions, Inc, leading the North American geospatial business through multiple years of successful growth. He was responsible for leading all aspects of the geospatial business in the US market and successfully achieved continued growth throughout his tenure. Darrell joined RAMTeCH via the acquisition of his company, Tier 3, Inc, which developed an industry leading solution for the conflation of GIS data. Prior to starting Tier 3, Darrell was Vice President at Analytical Surveys, Inc.
ABOUT SSP INNOVATIONS
SSP, headquartered in Centennial, Colorado, is a leading services and solutions company focused on serving utility, telecommunications, and pipeline operators with GIS and workforce management solutions.