Ratigan started the federal group for iDirect Technologies in 2003 and then established iDirect Government as a wholly owned subsidiary in 2007.
Ratigan brings more than 20 years of experience in the satellite communications arena. Prior to joining iDirect Government, Ratigan ran the East Coast operations for both Fairchild Data and EFDATA, and eventually partnered in his own company that helped EFDATA grow from $20 million to $120 million in revenue and as many as 700 employees in 2000. EFDATA became the preeminent leader in SCPC satellite technology in the late 1990’s and provided the baseline knowledge and expertise that would later benefit Ratigan’s role with iDirect Government and the migration of technology into TDMA.
In addition to starting his own company, Ratigan was senior vice president of North and South American sales for the start-up, Broadlogic, as companies started to run IP directly over satellite.
He has a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from the University of Maryland, College Park.