ObjectFX Appoints Bill Pardue Chief Executive Officer

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Bill Pardue to lead geospatial intelligence solutions provider, ObjectFX.

ObjectFX, a leading provider of geospatial intelligence solutions, today announced that Bill Pardue has been named Chief Executive Officer.

Bill brings more than 25 years of general management, product development and marketing experience to ObjectFX in the information-technology and publishing sectors, ranging from multi-billion-dollar global enterprises to startups. He also is a partner in TransVoyant LLC, the Alexandria-based private equity firm that purchased ObjectFX earlier this summer.

In his new role, Mr. Pardue will lead the company in identifying market needs in the defense, intelligence, security and transportation logistics sectors, and decide how ObjectFX solutions can best fill those needs through the advancement of new and enhanced technologies, partnerships and through acquisitions.

“Bill brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in building outstanding decision-support information products,” said Tim Fleischer, Chairman of ObjectFX. “His strong leadership, business management background and market knowledge will help both accelerate ObjectFX’s growth and support our customers in delivering on their missions.”

A graduate of Harvard Law School, Pardue previously was President & CEO of LexisNexis for its corporate and federal markets in the United States and also the Chief Global Product Officer for LexisNexis worldwide. He organized and launched the LexisNexis Risk Solutions business unit and also LexisNexis Special Services Inc.

In 2005, Pardue founded Qbase LLC, which delivers data-analytics solutions to the U.S. intelligence community, military services and federal agencies. Bill also served previously as president of Gartner Intelligence, a unit of global IT market research firm Gartner Inc., and was director of marketing for The Washington Post. He formerly practiced law in Washington, D.C.
“It’s great to join ObjectFX at such a strategic time in its development,” said Pardue. “The company has a fantastic track record in delivering unique tools to integrate, dynamically analyze, and make sense out of massive volumes of geospatial data. I look forward to working with Tim and the rest of the team as we invest in ObjectFX solutions and advance the company to its next phase of growth.”

Pardue is a member of the Trust Committee of the Miriam Rosenthal Memorial Trust Fund and of the American Bar Association and District of Columbia Bar Association. He is a magna cum laude graduate of McNeese State University. Mr. Pardue previously served on the founding Executive Board for the Institute for Development and Commercialization of Advanced Sensor Technology and on the Board of Directors of Congressional Information Service Inc.

About ObjectFX LLC

ObjectFX LLC delivers geospatial solutions to leverage the value of dynamic spatial and temporal data in gathering intelligence, managing risk, and monitoring and improving operations. In 2010, ObjectFX won the prestigious Industry Achievement Award from the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation for the development of SpatialRULES®, a Complex Event Processing engine for geospatial data. ObjectFX products and services are a foundation or complementary technology for a wide range of applications used across multiple vertical industries and organizations. Representative customers include Boeing, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, SAIC, the United States Army, Union Pacific and United Airlines. ObjectFX is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business with offices in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Alexandria, Virginia.

For more information on ObjectFX LLC, please visit http://www.ObjectFX.com

About TransVoyant LLC

TransVoyant is a private equity and advisory firm that invests in and actively supports early to mid-stage companies to achieve profitable growth. TransVoyant helps portfolio companies innovate and invent, whether in changing business models, pursuing new markets, capitalizing on emerging technologies or attracting superb talent. TransVoyant professionals deploy relationship capital, intellectual capital, and innovative processes to achieve the targeted results. Our investments concentrate on the intersection where public sector and private sector converge to solve critical national economic and security problems. We leverage a proven investment approach and corporate-development methodology to help each of our portfolio companies succeed. TransVoyant delivers exceptional returns for our investors and advanced information-technology solutions for our world. Our offices are located in Alexandria, Virginia.

For more information on TransVoyant LLC, please visit http://www.TransVoyant.com

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