AUGUSTA, GA– October 25, 2016— Veteran Southeastern marketing and business development professional Sam Patrick has joined the leadership team at EDTS, a leading information technology consulting firm that provides managed I.T. services, network security and advanced infrastructure solutions to Southeastern organizations, as Chief Revenue Officer.
At EDTS, Mr. Patrick will direct the organization’s strategic revenue growth initiatives including sales, marketing, communications, community relations and sales support functions, while optimizing integration and alignment between the client-facing teams and internal resources. He will report to Chief Executive Officer Charles Johnson, and will work with members of the EDTS management team to help the company continue its rapid growth across the organization’s Southeastern footprint.
A New York native, Mr. Patrick joins EDTS after most recently serving 12 years as President and CEO of Patrick Marketing & Communications, Inc., a marketing strategy consultancy based in Greenville, South Carolina that helps emerging Southeastern businesses accelerate their profitable growth.
His marketing career includes work with some of America’s best-known brands in consumer goods, technology, retail, financial and professional services, serving with national ad agencies and on corporate teams. Mr. Patrick has directed strategic communications for such organizations as DOW Brands, Publix Super Markets, SouthTrust Corporation/Wachovia, Datastream Systems, Ryland Homes, Club Corporation of America, South Carolina Tourism, and Elliott Davis CPAs and Consultants.
Mr. Patrick holds a B.A. degree in Journalism from the University of Georgia, and is active in numerous business and civic organizations. His involvements include active membership and current or past Board positions with Senior Action, the Association for Accounting Marketing, the American Advertising Federation, the Silver Crescent Foundation for Manufacturing Education, Business Black Box Advisory Board, and the South Carolina Association of CPAs. A graduate of both Leadership Greenville and Leadership Hilton Head Island, he is married with two children.
“With his experience, strategic ability and Southeastern connections, Sam is a great addition to the EDTS team as we maintain focus on delivering exceptional people, proven processes and leading technologies to customers,” said Charles Johnson, CEO of EDTS. “Our focus is on helping customers achieve the highest level of efficiency, productivity and security possible from their technology investment, and Sam’s business acumen and passion for customer service and insight will complement our leadership team strengths nicely. We’re pleased to have him as part of EDTS.”
The 75-person EDTS organization serves the information technology needs of customers from offices in Columbia and Greenville, South Carolina, Asheville, North Carolina and its headquarters in Augusta, Georgia. EDTS was recently named to the Inc. 5000 list of Fastest-Growing Companies in America for the seventh consecutive year and has been honored for excellence on numerous other national and Southeastern lists.
Founded in 1999, EDTS has over 75 professionals serving clients 24/7/365 across the Southeast from offices in Augusta, GA; Columbia and Greenville, SC; and Asheville, NC. A full service technology consulting firm, EDTS helps clients increase system uptime, ensure data security and remove the everyday burden of supporting I.T. so clients can concentrate on their business. Learn more by calling 855.411.EDTS or visit EDTSolutions.com.