New hire is a networking and security expert with Cisco CCDE, Cisco CCIE and CISSP®-ISSAP® Certifications

Des Moines, IA, September 5, 2012 – LightEdge is pleased to announce that the company has hired David Flagel as a Consulting Network Architect as part of a recent expansion of the company’s IT Consulting Department.  David’s wealth of experience, skillsets and certifications will help to expand the scope and capabilities of the LightEdge consulting team to better service customers.

David’s background includes high-level networking and security positions with Wells Fargo, Wellmark, AT&T and Cisco. His networking credentials include Cisco Certified Design Expert (CCDE), Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) and Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (CISSP®-ISSAP®).  Most recently David has utilized his talents in IT consulting focused positions with BMC Software and EMC Corporation.

“The consulting team is excited to have someone of David’s caliber join the company,” said Chad Gustafson, director of consulting. “David’s background will certainly elevate the networking and security capabilities for the team and raise the bar for the consulting department as a whole.”

In addition to his technical knowledgebase, David is also certified in Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL).  Simply put, ITIL is an industry model for managing IT services and operations based on widely accepted and dynamically changing best practices.  LightEdge Solutions has strategically migrated support and operational practices to ITIL-based standards over the past two years to better support its customer base.

For more information about LightEdge Consulting Services, see /technology-consulting/.

About LightEdge Solutions

LightEdge Solutions is a customer-centric cloud computing and consulting company devoted to solving the IT issues of businesses nationwide. By utilizing our economies of scale, connections with world-class vendors and our own internal passion for engineering, LightEdge allows its customers to “plug in” to enterprise-grade IT solutions that maximize uptime and performance, yet fit into their budget. For more information, visit www.lightedge.com.

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