Tech Industry Veteran Paul Lidsky Joins Diversified Board of Directors as Chairman
KENILWORTH, NJ—Diversified, a leading global technology solutions provider, announced today it has appointed Paul Lidsky as Chairman of its Board of Directors.
Lidsky currently serves as the executive chairman at Core BTS, a former Tailwind portfolio company and leading IT consulting firm and managed services provider. Prior to his role of executive chairman, Lidsky served as chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of Core BTS, driving organizational growth, building market shares and increasing profitability overall. All of which resulted in the acquisition of Core BTS by Nomura Research Institute in 2022 – the leading global provider of consulting services and system solutions. Additionally, Lidsky served as chairman at Stratix until it was sold to LLR Partners in September 2022.
“Paul’s long history of leadership, coupled with his skills and experience in the technology industry, makes him an ideal person for an advisory role during this stage of Diversified’s growth and continued business transformation,” said Eric Hutto, CEO of Diversified. “I look forward to working closely with Paul to ensure Diversified makes a positive impact for all stakeholders, starting with our global clientele and workforce.”
Before Core BTS and Stratix, he served as president and CEO of Datalink Corporation – an IT solutions and services company focused on data center, collaboration, security, and enterprise networking, as well as technical support, consulting, and managed services – until their acquisition by Insight in 2017. He has also held executive leadership roles at Calabrio, Inc. and Spanlink Communications, Inc., among others. Lidsky is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and currently resides in Sarasota, Florida.
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