GTL Announces Plan for Management Change
CEO Brian Oliver to retire and assume advisory role to the GTL board
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Reston, Virginia – January 24, 2018 – GTL, today announced that CEO Brian Oliver will retire and remain with the company as an advisor to the GTL Board of Directors. Oliver will continue in his present role as CEO and work with the GTL board and leadership team to plan and execute a transition to his replacement.
“This is the right time to ‘hand over the reins’ to the company’s new set of leaders,” Oliver said. “Because we have worked hard to build out a strong management team, I am confident that GTL is well-equipped to succeed. The best years for the company are in the future, and it is time for the next generation of leaders to take GTL forward.”
GTL’s CEO since 2004, Oliver has led the company through many successes – including consistent customer and revenue growth, a leadership role in the development of patented and patent-pending technologies, and recognition as a best-in-class provider of secure communications solutions. Oliver has also guided the company to many firsts in the industry, including the first web-based inmate telephone platform and the first wireless tablet designed specifically for the corrections environment.
Oliver led the GTL acquisition of San Francisco-based Telmate in August 2017, extending GTL’s leading role as a provider of wireless tablets to correctional communications, promoting operational efficiency, and bringing a world of connections and educational offerings to inmates. Prior to that, Oliver enhanced GTL’s education solutions through the acquisition of Nashville-based IDS in January 2017, which added education professionals, content, and methodology to help prepare inmates for re-entry and reduce recidivism.
“I am very grateful to the many GTL colleagues who helped us realize significant achievements during my time as their leader,” said Oliver. “They have helped guide this company through a period of tremendous growth and transformation. I am confident the management team is well-positioned to execute our plans to take GTL to greater heights in new domains.”
As a part of the executive transition plan, GTL announced that President Jeff Haidinger will also retire from the company. Haidinger’s responsibilities will be transitioned to other members of the GTL executive team.
GTL leads the fields of correctional technology, education, and government payment services with visionary solutions and customized products that integrate seamlessly to deliver security, financial value, and operational efficiencies while aiding inmate rehabilitation and reducing recidivism rates. With the recent acquisition of Telmate, GTL has strengthened its suite of solutions for the corrections industry and expanded its community corrections portfolio with Telmate Guardian, a smartphone-based GPS monitoring solution. As a trusted industry leader, GTL provides services to over 2 million inmates in more than 2,500 correctional facilities in the United States and Canada, including 33 U.S. departments of corrections, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and many large city/county/provincial facilities. GTL is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, with an employee presence throughout North America. To learn more about GTL, please visit www.gtl.net or our social media sites on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.
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