Since March 2013, Gordon has been the head of the Alpharetta-based communications solutions company.
He is the 14th member appointed to the network board.
Gordon, who has lived in Alpharetta for more than 10 years, said he is honored and flattered by the appointment.
“As Alpharetta is continuing to grow and move, we feel that it’s a great, opportune time to create this organization,” he said.
Founded in 1984, the company has served the north Fulton area for three decades.
Previously, Gordon served as vice president of sales for InterCall and held several leadership positions at AT&T, EMC Corp. and Nortel Networks Corp.
“Up until now, there hasn’t been a local organization to serve these technology companies,” said network President and founder Karen Cashion.
“Our focus is to bring a community of collaboration … by providing thought leadership events, educational events and networking events.”
The board is comprised of tech industry executives and representatives from both educational institutions and tech industry supporting companies.
Cashion said Gordon’s years of experience in telecommunications will be a tremendous asset. “We felt that he could bring some special and particular insights into what the technology community might be looking for,” she said.
“His niche in telecommunications brings an area of expertise and insights to our board that we haven’t necessarily had previously.”
The network, Gordon said, will allow north Fulton technology companies to work together better. “We really want to try to capture not just the companies, but the networks of people that live up in this area who are heavily involved in the technology community,” he said.
Over the last 18 months, Gordon said, almost 4,500 new, high-paying tech jobs have come to the Alpharetta area.
Gordon said he believes the network can assist both tech and non-tech businesses in the area, turning the corridor into a “mini-Silicon Valley of the Southeast.”
“By bringing all these local tech communities together, we can kind of build a new synergy and awareness,” Gordon said.
“And attract even more tech businesses to the area.” Gordon said his top priority is expanding the association’s visibility. The ultimate goal, he said, was to increase local venture capital funding, attract new companies and bring more jobs to north Georgia.