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Comtech Hires Former iDirect Gov Exec John Ratigan as Chief Corporate Development Officer

By Rachel Jewett | December 7, 2023

      John Ratigan

      Comtech has hired former iDirect Government executive John Ratigan as the company’s first chief corporate development officer (CCDO). In this role, Ratigan will oversee new business initiatives aligned with Comtech’s strategic pursuits. Comtech announced the appointment on Wednesday. 

      Ratigan is the former CEO and president of iDirect Government and was on the executive committee of ST Engineering iDirect. He is credited with establishing iDirect Government and growing the company from a startup to $100 million in annual revenue. He also previously worked for Fairchild Data and EF DATA, which is now Comtech.

      Comtech CEO and President Ken Peterman said Ratigan’s expertise will be valuable to accelerate Comtech’s new technology trajectories. “John will be instrumental in identifying new opportunities, strategic partnerships, and technology synergies that will help Comtech democratize access to communications technologies, bridge the digital divide, and empower a truly connected planet,” Peterman said.