Our leadership team is one of our greatest assets, thanks to its dedication to customer service and the broad and deep industry experience each of these professionals brings to bear. Get to Know:
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, a Daughter of the Republic of Texas, and brings a family-first philosophy to GTS. She is the proud mother of two girls with her husband, Ryan.
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. Ryan brings a new look at 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.
Executive Vice President
As Executive Vice President, Scott Sizemore works closely with the President and CEO to manage the overall sales strategy for GTS. He is also responsible for managing vendor partner relationships to ensure positive growth for GTS.
Scott joined GTS in January of 2006 and has over 15 years experience in sales and consulting solutions. Previous to his role as Executive Vice President, Scott was 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 both in Texas and across the SouthEast.
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. Scott is also an avid golfer and traveler.
Vice President - Sales and Staffing
As Vice President of Sales and Staffing, Britta Butler manages GTS’s Education strategy and sales team. Britta also has responsibility 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 experience in the K12 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 customer’s 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.
Vice President - 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. At 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 Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance. His parents raised he 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.
Vice President - 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 Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Phoenix.
As General Counsel for GTS, Efren Garcia oversees all legal matters between GTS and its partners and customers. He has ten 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.
INSIDE SALES MANAGER
As Inside Sales Manager, Juli Primeaux 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 for almost 3 years, 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.