March 23, 2011 -- Longmont, CO – Digital Data Services, Inc. (DDS), a leading provider of geospatial information management solutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of David L. Drake to the position of Director of Business Development. Mr. Drake has over 25 years experience in marketing, sales, and business development for high technology companies. In his new role at DDS, he will focus on developing strategic business relationships, identifying new market opportunities, and introducing new products and services to meet the needs of public agencies and private companies for accurate and cost-effective digital imaging and information management systems. Prior to joining DDS, Mr. Drake spent several years in venture capital and new business creation as an entrepreneur and advisor to small business owners seeking to develop and commercialize technology. In Colorado, Mr. Drake has worked with numerous state and local agencies in addition to serving as Executive Director of University License Equity Holdings Inc., a non-profit affiliate of the University of Colorado in charge of creating spin-out companies from the university’s research enterprise. Mr. Drake received a Bachelor of Arts from Colgate University and a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard University.
“We’re excited to be bringing Dave on board to help us deliver total solutions to our growing client base which consists of some of the larger public and private agencies in the U.S.” said Scott C. Carter, President of DDS. “Dave’s focus on new product development and commercialization will help us effectively manage business units experiencing exceptionally fast growth, such as increased demand for high quality data conversion work in the fields of alternative energy site placement, telecommunications, environmental engineering, water resource management, and with our business partners such as the U.S. Geological Survey.
He added, “As we expand into new areas, we will incorporate the new technologies into our DDS platform, thereby strengthening our overall ability to meet the evolving needs of our clients for the most up-to-date, accurate data conversion and management services available.”
About Digital Data Services, Inc.
Digital Data Services, Inc. (DDS) combines state of the art technology, proprietary processes, and a highly trained staff to deliver geospatial information management solutions for our clients in the public and private sectors. With offices in Longmont and Lakewood, Colorado, DDS is strategically located close to the National Archives, the Earth Science Information Center, and the USGS Map Library, one of the largest repositories of historic topographic maps and geologic reports in the country, ensuring fast turnaround of virtually any digital mapping request.