CarterBaldwin Places IT Leader Mike McClaskey in Chief Information Officer Role for DISH Network Corporation

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Atlanta Executive Search Firm CarterBaldwin Fills DISH Network's CIO Vacancy

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Theirs is a large, complex environment and the candidate we were looking for had to have significant hands-on technology transformation leadership experience.

CarterBaldwin Executive Search, a leading provider of retained executive search services in Atlanta, announced this week that its search to fill the CIO position for DISH Network Corporation has ended in the selection of Mike McClaskey, formerly of Perot Systems Corporation. As the senior information technology leader, McClaskey's role will be to develop the overall information technology mission, the company's strategic objectives and supporting tactical plans. As CIO for DISH Network, he will also manage a 900+ person IT staff consisting of internal and outside resources.

McClaskey's most recent background includes 12 years with Perot Systems, where he served as Group Director for New Business Development of Global Infrastructure Services before becoming CIO and senior leader for Infrastructure Solutions in 2002. To his new tenure with DISH Network, he will bring broad experience in enterprise IT operations and governance, technology strategy, outsourcing and globalization.

CarterBaldwin partner Margaret A. (Maggie) Bellville led the Atlanta-based executive search efforts for DISH Network.
"This was a critical position for DISH Network," said Bellville. "Theirs is a large, complex environment and the candidate we were looking for had to have significant hands-on technology transformation leadership experience."

Bellville, who joined CarterBaldwin in 2005 to establish a specialty practice area in Telecommunications and Broadband, employed her own hands-on experience in the search, from the creation of the search profile through presentation of relevant findings to DISH Network.

"Mike McClaskey is a perfect fit for DISH Network," continued Bellville. "He is both innovative and award winning; his experience includes 20 years of senior level technology experience. He fully understands that after 10 years of explosive growth, DISH Network is ready for a deliberate strategic plan--a sound strategy for assessing the objectives and priorities for going forward into the next stage."

DISH Network Corporation, formerly known as EchoStar Communications and listed by Fortune as the nation's 252nd largest company, is among the sizable share (40 percent) of the CarterBaldwin client roster that comes from the Fortune 500. Others include Dover Corporation, Newell Rubbermaid, Unisource Worldwide, Husqvarna, InterContinental Hotels Group, and General Dynamics. The company places "C" Suite executives, officers, and board directors in industries such as healthcare, finance, biotech, energy, telecom and non-profit sectors. The firm, headquartered just north of Atlanta, was recently named for the second year running to the prestigious Inc. 500 list of America's fastest growing privately held companies.

About CarterBaldwin:
CarterBaldwin is a retained executive search firm in Atlanta managed by a partnership team with more than 50 years of combined experience. Through extensive industry knowledge and comprehensive understanding of the intangibles required to create strong management teams, CarterBaldwin has secured top industry leaders for dynamic companies throughout the United States. The company is headquartered just north of Atlanta. Additional information is available at

About DISH Network Corporation:
DISH Network Corporation (Nasdaq: DISH) provides more than 13.78 million satellite TV customers with industry-leading customer satisfaction, which has surpassed major cable companies for seven years running. DISH Network customers also enjoy access to a premier line of award-winning Digital Video Recorders (DVRs), hundreds of video and audio channels, the most International channels in the U.S., industry-leading Interactive TV applications, Latino programming, and the best sports and movies in HD. DISH Network offers a variety of package and price options including the lowest all-digital price in America, the DishDVR Advantage Package, high-speed Internet service, and a free upgrade to the best HD DVR in the industry. DISH Network is included in the Nasdaq-100 Index (NDX) and is a Fortune 300 company. Visit or call 1-800-333-DISH (3474) for more information.


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