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CentralSquare Names New CEO, Who Sits on FirstNet Board

David Zolet, who sits on the board of FirstNet and is the former CEO of Logistics Management Institute with experience at several technology companies, will lead an executive team largely appointed last spring.

by / April 7, 2020

It’s been about a year since CentralSquare filled seven executive positions around its chief executive officer, and today it named a new one of those too.

CentralSquare will now be led by David Zolet, the former president and CEO of Logistics Management Institute (LMI), a management consulting firm that has been serving the federal government for decades.

Zolet also sits on the board of FirstNet, the nationwide communications network for public safety agencies.

“I’m thrilled to be leading CentralSquare at a time when there is so much opportunity for public-sector technology,” Zolet said in a statement. “I look forward to further building and strengthening the company’s momentum in helping our clients deliver on their commitment to citizens.”

Zolet is replacing Simon Angove, who had been CEO since September 2018, and before that was CEO of Superion, one of CentralSquare’s subsidiaries. The announcement did not mention Angove's status following the change.

A news release from CentralSquare credited Zolet with overseeing a 50-percent growth in revenue at LMI, and working with government through various technology companies over the past 30 years. According to Zolet’s LinkedIn, before working at LMI he was a regional vice president for CSC, a vice president of systems integration for IBM and an employee of Northrop Grumman IT. He got his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Johns Hopkins University.

According to its news release, CentralSquare serves more than 7,650 organizations across North America, making software for public safety, public administration, hospitals and clinicians. The company formed in July 2018 from the merger of Superion, TriTech and Aptean’s public-sector and health-care divisions.

The year and a half since then have been a time of apparent growth and transformation for the company: In January 2019, CentralSquare acquired asset-management company Lucity; in February 2019, it announced it was hiring 400 new employees; in March 2019, it closed its only California office and announced the hire of a new leadership team, including a chief financial officer, chief operating officer, a senior VP, an executive VP, a chief technology officer, a chief marketing officer and a chief revenue officer; in May 2019, it acquired Tellus Safety Solutions.

In February 2020, having incorporated Tellus’ CAD-to-CAD software into its public safety platform, the company announced a $74.9-million contract to become Chicago’s CAD provider.

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