NEW YORK, March 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Blackbird Group, a global leader in directory-focused disaster recovery and access management solutions, today announced that industry veteran Edwin Grogan, former senior vice president and chief technology officer at JP Morgan Chase, has joined its Advisory Board. As a member of the Advisory Board, Grogan will help shape the company's strategy in addressing the information technology challenges that organizations face when managing, protecting, and leveraging their directory services. Grogan will also serve on the Advisory Board of the Blackbird Group's strategic investment arm, Blackbird Ventures. A veteran senior executive, Grogan brings more than 25 years of direct experience in building and managing complex information-technology environments for Fortune 100 companies including JP Morgan Chase and AOL Time Warner. Grogan currently serves as Chief Technology Officer at RampRate Sourcing Advisors and Research, a leading authority on Information Technology Outsourcing Services. At RampRate, Grogan drives the vision and strategy for the RampRate's market intelligence system, called the Service Provider Index or known by the SPY Index. Grogan also heads up the Client Engagement function at RampRate which provides the delivery capability for sourcing, advisory, benchmarking and research services to RampRate clients. Prior to RampRate, Grogan co-founded and served as managing partner for New London Associates, a New York-based software development and consulting boutique. Grogan previously was senior vice president and Chief Technology Officer for JP Morgan Chase's retail banking operations where he was responsible for all facets of technology management, including technical infrastructure, application integration, and service delivery. Prior to his role at JP Morgan Chase, Grogan was head of IT Service Delivery at Time Warner Inc. There, he was responsible for IT operations, technical architecture, and engineering for Time Warner's corporate and global shared services. While at Time Warner, Grogan oversaw the integration of AOL and Time Warner's financial and HR systems. "Edwin brings unmatched industry experience and insight into the real-world IT needs of some of the largest financial services and entertainment & media companies," said Christian Ehrenthal, CEO at the Blackbird Group. "We are honored that he will contribute his thought leadership to our team and help shape our product development." About Blackbird Group, Inc. The Blackbird Group is a global leader for directory focused solutions that help organizations better manage, protect and leverage their directory services to ensure the integrity and continuous availability of the applications tied into the directory. Since it was founded in 2002, the company has delivered innovative solutions to help businesses address their needs in the areas of disaster recovery and access management. Headquartered in Manhattan, New York, Blackbird Group is a privately-held company with offices located in the United States and Europe. For more information, visit www.blackbird-group.com. DeTroubler is a registered trademark of Blackbird Development, Inc. All other trade, product, or service names referenced in this release may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
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