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VidSys Names Michael P. Jackson Chairman and CEOEntrepreneur and Business Leader Brings Deep Experience in Security, Transportation and Technology, With Service in Both the Public and Private Sectors (January 13, 2012)
VIENNA, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/13/12 -- VidSys, the leading provider of Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software that allows organizations to resolve business and security situations in real time, today announced that Michael P. Jackson has been named its new Chairman and Chief Executive. An active, independent board member since 2009, Jackson assumed leadership duties of VidSys effective January 11, 2012.
"VidSys has established itself as the leader in the PSIM market. As both the company and market continue to mature, I look forward to being part of this outstanding team, and continuing to innovate and support the security management needs of our public and private sector clients," said Michael P. Jackson, chairman and CEO of VidSys. "VidSys' powerful PSIM technology is used at some of the most respected organizations worldwide, putting the right information in the hands of the people who need it to make decisions. As organizations seek to manage the increasing flood of information streaming in to their command centers, VidSys fuses and focuses the vast data to provide our customers with timely operational and actionable information for effective situation management."
Jackson is an entrepreneur and business leader who is deeply experienced in security, transportation and technology, with service in both the public and private sectors. Over the past three years, Jackson has provided valuable insight and guidance to the company from both product development and sales perspectives, and, in his new role, will increase such contributions. His past positions include Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (2005-2007), Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation (2001-2003) Senior Vice President of AECOM Technology Corporation, a global family of design and engineering firms, and Chief Operating Officer of Lockheed Martin IMS's Transportation Systems and Services. At Lockheed Martin, Jackson managed market changing technology services such as electronic toll collection nationwide.
VidSys is the leading provider of Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software that enables organizations to reduce operational costs and improve situation response times while reducing risks and increasing safety, security, and asset protection. Its award-winning Open PSIM Platform and multi-vendor video and situation management software, VidShield and RiskShield respectively, are running in numerous command centers including three of the top four cities in North America and a number of Fortune 100 global companies. Named winner of the PSIM System category in the 2010 GSN: Government Security News Homeland Security Awards, VidSys is also the founding member of PSIM Trends, a thought leadership site dedicated to discussing the PSIM industry. Privately funded by Atlanta Equity, Cisco, Flybridge Capital Partners, JVax Investment Group and Motorola Solutions, the headquarters is located in Vienna, VA with additional offices in Massachusetts, the United Kingdom and the Middle East. For more information, please visit http://www.vidsys.com/.
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