In the wake of record growth in sales and revenues, GDT, a multi-vendor technology integrator and Cisco Gold Partner, brings on board John J. Roger as its first-ever Chief Operating Officer. According to owner and CEO JW Roberts, he and Roger will be working closely to coordinate the efforts of company leaders in their support of the growing team of GDT associates and to oversee the entire GDT sales and services operation.
“I cannot begin to tell you how truly excited I am that John is a part of the GDT team,” said Roberts. “His knowledge of technology sales, solutions and services, his business acumen, and his demonstrated ability to lead organizations during periods of strategic growth are a perfect complement to my vision of sustained growth without compromise to the exceptional solutions and services we offer our customers.”
Roger comes to GDT with more than 25 years’ experience leading a variety of operations and business unit organizations. Formerly with Pivot Technology Solutions, ProSys Information Systems, Consonus Technologies, and GE and GE Capital Services for more than twenty years, his expertise lies in P&L management, strategic growth, consulting and advisory services, sales, operations, sourcing, and six sigma quality. Roger has successfully lead business units in the information technology solutions and services, data center operations and managed services market space. Under his leadership, organizations have achieved significant operational cost and performance improvements while introducing new products, services, and capabilities.
“I am excited, as well, to join JW and the GDT team on their journey,” said Roger. “GDT’s reputation for exceptional growth, business agility and superior customer satisfaction is highly regarded in our industry. I am looking forward to working with the entire GDT team in the days ahead.”
Over the past two years, GDT has experienced a 58% year-to-year growth in the sales of service provider technologies, a 35% growth in personnel, and has expanded operations to include GDT Manufacturing, for the manufacture of layer one custom fiber optic and copper cable assemblies, and GDT Labs, for innovation, quality assurance, and talent creation and development. GDT has also expanded practice proficiencies and now offers staff augmentation and full EF&I and managed services expertise in the Internet of Things and big data analytics; orchestration, virtualization, and cloud; mobility; collaboration; information security; and data center and network solutions that include the full spectrum of solutions and services scaled to fit the needs of service providers.
GDT is an award-winning technology integration partner with revenue nearing a billion dollars annually. GDT is a Cisco Gold Reseller with triple master specializations and an impressive list of awards that includes Cisco Architectural Excellence US: SP Architectures and Cisco Enterprise Partner of the Year for four consecutive years. With headquarters in Dallas, Texas, GDT maintains offices in the Northeast and on the West Coast of the US, as well as an international presence in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, and the UK. GDT translates the latest ideas and technologies into inventive solutions that accelerate outcomes and realize the goals of IT and the vision of business leaders.