AT GTS TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, WE BELIEVE IT’S OUR JOB TO HELP YOU BE MORE PRODUCTIVE.

We start by thoroughly understanding your needs and meeting them with the right solution, service, or staff. That’s what we’ve been doing since 1984 for hundreds of organizations across every vertical.

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OUR MISSION

Our mission is simple, and every GTS employee takes it to heart:
“To provide customized IT solutions with honesty, integrity, and pride. We take responsibility for delivering the highest level of customer satisfaction and will continually grow our reputation by exceeding the expectations of our customers, partners, and employees.”

GET TO KNOW OUR EXECUTIVE TEAM


LAURA GRANT

CEO and Owner

Laura Grant is a native Texan, born and raised in Houston. After graduating from Texas A&M with a degree in Communications and Business Administration, Laura soon began her career in the public sector. Laura worked under Speaker of the House Tom Craddick. During her years at the Texas Capital, Laura gained a vast knowledge in legislation and policy. With her background, Laura was able to move into the private sector and call on Texas Cities, Counties, and State Government, helping communities with quality economic and population growth through education, planning policies, and effective ordinances. Laura is a pride-filled Texan and a Daughter of the Republic of Texas. She brings a family-first philosophy to GTS and is the proud mother of two girls with her husband, Ryan.

RYAN GRANT

President

Ryan Grant began his career with GTS in 2004. Ryan has taken on many roles within the organization throughout the years and is currently serving the organization as President. He brings a new outlook to a mature business model, and with a strong management team in place, plans to explore new market sectors and move GTS outside of the Texas border. Ryan has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas Tech University. He has combined his strategic ability, team building mentality, and natural people skills to create long-term relationships with customers, partners, and coworkers.

BRITTA BUTLER

VP - Sales and Staffing

As Vice President of Sales and Staffing, Britta manages GTS’s sales strategy and sales team. She is also responsible for GTS’s staffing division that places contract, contract-to-hire, and permanent IT positions. Britta joined GTS in January of 2011 and has over 15 years of experience in the K-12 and higher education space. She has been on both sides of classroom – starting her career as a teacher, moving into an Instructional Technology Director for Georgetown Independent School District, and finally influencing and helping administrators and teachers by selling technology solutions at Dell and GTS. Britta’s passion for helping customers succeed shines through in every interaction. She works with the Sales and Staffing teams to find the right technology provider and solution for their customers’ goals and objectives. Whether it be technology hardware, software, or IT personnel, her expertise and commitment to providing technology to Education entities, Government agencies, or private companies has enabled GTS to expand its impact in both technology solutions and staffing in Texas.

NATHAN TART

VP - Professional Services

As Vice President of Professional Services, Nathan leads the Client and Enterprise Services teams to provide technology solutions and services of the highest quality in terms of reliability, accuracy, and timeliness to GTS’s customers. With GTS since 2008, his knowledge of technology products, commitment to customer service, and positive attitude have earned him kudos and prestige with his GTS coworkers, partners, and customers. Nathan graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance. His parents raised him and his sister to bring energy and excitement to everything they do, and Nathan practices this in both work and play. His downtime is spent paddling the Texas rivers, and he has completed The Texas Water Safari, also known as the World’s Toughest Canoe Race, five times. He hopes to pass the love of the outdoors down to his two children.

EFREN GARCIA

General Counsel

As General Counsel for GTS, Efren oversees all legal matters between GTS and its partners and customers. He has over 10 years of experience practicing law, specializing in intellectual property litigation and commercial and technology transactions. Efren previously worked at the law firms of Vinson & Elkins LLP and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC. While at these firms, he represented companies involved in disputes concerning e-commerce, wireless broadband technology, flash memory design, optical-character-recognition software, telecommunications technology, and push technology. Efren graduated from Rice University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and received his J.D. from Columbia Law School. In his free time, he enjoys exploring all Austin has to offer with his wife and two children.

LINDSEY MCKANN

Controller

As Controller of GTS, Lindsey McKann is responsible for the accounting team and the financial planning, analysis, and reporting activities. She joined GTS in May of 2014 and has over 10 years of accounting experience in multiple industries, including SAAS technology, insurance, and public accounting/auditing. Lindsey graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance, and she is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Lindsey was born and raised in Texas and has resided in Austin for 28 years. When not working, Lindsey loves traveling as much as possible with her husband.

GET TO KNOW OUR LEADERSHIP


SCOTT SIZEMORE

VP - Rugged Mobility Solutions

As Vice President of Rugged Mobility Solutions, Scott is responsible for the overall strategy, partnerships, and relationships for GTS’s Mobility practice. He has helped design and implement solutions that help first responders protect the public in Texas and across the Southeast. Scott joined GTS in January of 2006 and has over 15 years of experience in sales and consulting solutions. Scott grew up in Tyler, Texas, and graduated from Texas A&M University in 1995 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. Scott has lived in Austin for over 10 years after living in Dallas and Los Angeles. An avid golfer, Scott enjoys spending time with his wife and two dogs.

KRISTIN HUNNINGHAKE

VP - Strategic Partnerships

Kristin joined GTS in 2007 as an Account Executive. She brings with her 19 years of sales experience, including public sector and industry experience with Dell, Lexmark, and Unisys. Kristin is currently responsible for strategic partnerships, market and competitive analysis, account and territory management, new market development, and team performance development. Through her customer and partner relationships, she has brought many multi-million-dollar and multi-year contracts to GTS. During her time at GTS, Kristin also completed her Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Phoenix.

AMY RATHBUN

VP - Education and Local

Amy is a public sector veteran with more than 20 years of experience servicing K-12, higher education, state and local government, health care, and corporate customers. She has worked on statewide projects to improve connectivity to the classroom and has a real passion for making sure students and teachers have the technology to become 21st-century learners and producers. Amy spent 14 years at Dell and 10 years in the cyber and end point security sector, helping public sector customers protect students’ and organizations’ data and privacy.

JULI PRIMEAUX

Director of Inside Sales

As Director of Inside Sales, Juli is responsible for leading and motivating the team, providing an experience that leaves customers feeling valued and appreciated, and continuously evaluating our quoting and sales process, keeping seamless customer interaction as her goal. She brings 14 years of sales and management experience to the table. A member of the GTS team since 2014, Juli previously worked for AT&T and Office Depot. A native of New Jersey, she lived in South Louisiana for 9 years before moving to Austin in 2012. When not working, Juli loves spending time with her husband, daughter, and two dogs.

LALEH HONAR

Director of Partner Programs

As Director of Partner Programs, Laleh manages GTS’s robust partner community and programs, along with partner marketing initiatives. She joined GTS in February of 2015 and has years of experience in marketing and building relationships. After graduating cum laude from Ohio University, Laleh moved to Austin, Texas, where she spends time with her miniature Goldendoodle, Luna, and her husband, Christian.

TRACIE SIMENTAL

Director of IT Recruiting and Staffing

Tracie comes to IT recruiting and staffing with over 25 years of experience in managing IT environments. She understands the demands placed on those who hire qualified staff to support business operations through IT. Her strong commitment to bringing highly skilled job seekers to clients and staying abreast of emerging technology trends is a great complement to our dedicated recruiting team. Tracie also just loves helping people, so you will often hear her say, “It is all about the relationships.”

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