Gaggle Expands, Launches New Division

Gaggle has created a new division called Authority, which will focus on the company's expansion into new markets. Authority will provide cloud-based products to government, higher education and commercial customers.

"Our experience working with school districts provides us a great opportunity to offer cost-effective solutions to organizations that lack a lot of technical resources," said Gaggle CEO and founder Jeff Patterson.

"That same experience has allowed us to speak with 'authority' regarding cloud-based solutions, including archiving and backup services, website hosting and more."

Patterson will serve as the CEO of both Gaggle and Authority. A key leadership change includes naming Tom Petit, who served as Vice President of Sales at Gaggle for the past five years, to the same position at Authority. Petit is a former attorney and has held sales management positions with BearingPoint and JobDirect.com.

Chris Wheedleton replaces Petit as Vice President of Sales at Gaggle. Wheedleton was most recently Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, at Educate Online and EdisonLearning.

While GaggleMail.com now redirects to Authority3.com, existing archiving customers can login to the new Authority website the same way they have in the past.

Existing archiving customers will be migrated to a new Authority application within the next couple of months.

The foundation of Authority is built on three important value propositions that are offered to every Gaggle and Authority archiving customer.