John Ratigan – President

John Ratigan – President

Ratigan started the federal group for iDirect Technologies in 2003 and then established iDirect Government as a wholly owned subsidiary in 2007. He was integral in the September 2019 acquisition of Glowlink Communications Technologies and worked to combine the firm's solutions for mitigating satellite interference and improve the quality of satellite communications intandem with iDirectGov's solutions. 

Ratigan brings more than 25 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 1990s and provided the baseline knowledge and expertise that would later benefit Ratigan's role with iDirect Government and the migration of technology into TDMA. 

He has a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Greg Walker - Senior Vice President

Greg Walker - Senior Vice President

Walker joined iDirect Government in 2004, bringing more than 25 years of experience in the satellite industry.

Prior to joining iDirect Government, Walker spent nine years as general manager of North and South America for Codan USA. He founded the U.S.-based organization as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Australian parent company and developed it into a highly successful business. He was also responsible for opening European and Russian markets for the parent company.

Walker has a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing and management from James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.

Karl Fuchs – Vice President of Technology

Karl Fuchs – Senior Vice President of Technology

Fuchs joined iDirect Government in 2004 as the director of sales engineering, just as the satellite-based IP communications company was expanding its very small aperture satellite (VSAT) market presence into the federal government and international Internet Protocol (IP) networking world.

With more than 25 years of experience in technology and with the federal government, Fuchs leads iDirect Government’s team of federal systems engineers and serves as chief architect for new product integration.

Active in the satellite industry for more than 20 years, Fuchs has contributed editorial to publications including Federal Computer Week, Institute for Defense and Government Advancement, COTS Journal, Military Information Technology, Via Satellite, MILSATMagazine and Satellite Evolution Global.

Fuchs holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from George Mason University, Fairfax, Va., and an MBA from Averett University, Danville, Va.

Jim Hanlon – Vice President of Operations and Finance

Jim Hanlon – Senior Vice President of Operations and Finance

Hanlon joined iDirect Government in 2007, directly from active duty in the Army where he served 22 years culminating in his role as chief of plans and operations for the Joint Force Headquarters in the National Capital Region.

At iDirect Government, Hanlon is responsible for day-to-day operations, project planning and program security.

Hanlon’s military career includes assignments throughout Southwest Asia. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star with V-Device (Valor), Purple Heart, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal and 5-Meritorious Service Medals, Combat Action Badge, Ranger Tab and Airborne and Air Assault Badges.