Sagent Names Bill Tart CEO
Coppell, TX – February 6, 2023. Sagent LLC, a global provider of network equipment, repair and maintenance services, has appointed Bill Tart as its Chief Executive Officer replacing longtime CEO, Gordon Smith, who will remain with the Company as Vice Chairman.
Mr. Tart will oversee day-to-day operations of the Company and drive the strategic vision and implementation of Sagent’s offerings domestically and internationally. With over 30 years of experience in the Private Sector and US Military, Mr. Tart has designed, implemented and overseen both manufacturing and service offerings across a wide range of technologies.
Prior to joining Sagent, Mr. Tart served in various executive roles at DynCorp International and ASRC Federal, and most recently, was President and COO of Draken International. Prior to these roles, Mr Tart completed a 25-year US Air Force career spanning flying duties as an electronic warfare officer and later a UAV pilot, to staff duties including legislative affairs, Secretary of the Air Force speechwriter, and campaign strategist. He commanded hundreds of Airmen flying in combat and pioneered the way the US and her Allies approach the use of unmanned aircraft.
“I’m humbled to join the team of pioneers and doers that have made Sagent synonymous with engineering and operational excellence in our space. Linx Partners, Sagent’s Board, and the leadership team have given me a fantastic opportunity to lead this group into the next phase driving even bigger and better results for current partners, introducing new capabilities/solutions to our market, and aggressively exploring new areas for impactful growth” said Mr Tart.
Mr. Smith will turn his attention to business development and implementation of new customer programs and global offerings. With 30 years in the telecommunications industry, he will continue to support the vision and growth of Sagent.
“We are thrilled to welcome Bill Tart as our next CEO of Sagent. He brings a depth and breadth of knowledge coupled with passion and leadership experience which will enable Sagent to continue delivering quality, innovative network services and equipment to its customers. We also are excited to have Gordon Smith in his new strategic business development role and thank him for his years of leadership service at Sagent. The Board and I look forward to continuing to support the business in this next chapter of growth” said Giny Mullins, Chairman of Sagent.
About Sagent, LLC
Sagent helps customers lower the total cost of network ownership and risk of downtime. When there is a need to repair, reuse, replace, or resell network equipment, network operators get the advanced business analytics and network support services required to make the best decisions possible. Sagent takes a nothing-to-hide approach—no hidden data, no hidden risks, and no hidden agenda—so customers finally know what their network knows. That’s why companies in over 80 countries have turned to Sagent since 2001. Today we serve thousands of tier-one telcos, cable MSOs, Fortune 500s, and even the OEMs themselves, and our 130,000-square-foot facility ships more than two million parts per year. For more information about Sagent please visit Sagent.net.