John Ratigan, President of iDirect Government started the federal arm of iDirect Technologies in 2003. The rapid growth of the federal group led to the establishment of iDirect Government as a wholly owned subsidiary in April 2007.
Mr. Ratigan is responsible for the overall direction of iDirect Government and under his leadership it has deployed thousands of terminals in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, as well as many additional federal, state and local government networks.
Ratigan brings over 30 years of experience in the satellite communications arena. Prior to joining iDirect Government, Ratigan ran the East Coast operations for both Fairchild Data and EFDATA. In addition to starting his own company, he held the position of Senior Vice President of North and South American sales for Broadlogic.
Ratigan began his career in the United States Senate working for Senator Bill Armstrong (R-Colorado) and eventually joined the legal sales team at the Xerox Corporation.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from the University of Maryland