OLDSMAR, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 06/02/14 -- Global Convergence Inc. (GCI) today announced the opening of its first European sales and technical support center for channel partners in that region seeking emerging, innovative and disruptive technologies to better distinguish their businesses. Located in Bracknell, U.K., roughly 30 miles west of London, the new office provides vendors and channel partners with in-country support and further reinforces GCI's high-touch approach to products and services delivery. The move also marks the latest evolution of GCI's aggressive global growth strategy, which includes several more operational and organizational changes planned for the months ahead.
The "converged" IT services and technology distributor has hired Simon Short as managing director of the newly formed GCI subsidiary Global Convergence Limited (GCL). Short, most recently the managing director of international business for NextiraOne, joins GCL today, responsible for building the company's in-country presence throughout EMEA.
"GCI has an impressive business expansion strategy that will clearly and convincingly position the company as the preferred technology services and solutions provider with both vendors and channel partners," said Short. "I'm excited to join this dynamic team and look forward to building our international operations."
"We are thrilled to have Simon join our leadership team. He brings a wealth of knowledge and solid channel relationships as a result of his many years in the EMEA market," said Global Convergence Chairman and CEO Jim Bradshaw.
Advancing the Model
With its ServLink(SM) global IT services today available in nearly 200 countries around the world, GCI's progressive business model fuses innovative and disruptive technologies with a global suite of service offerings, ServLink(SM), that includes site surveys, planning and design, project management, staffing, staging, test assurance and deployment, along with 'white label' managed services and maintenance services. This blended approach offers channel partners additional resources to deliver leading-edge products and quality services to their customers, and it supports vendors achieving more rapid market entry and expansion.
"The ability to serve resellers with product sales and technical support in-country will prove to be a valuable differentiator for us," said GCI's Bradshaw. "We can work even more closely with our partners to identify emerging technologies that offer profitable sales opportunities and solutions that solve end user challenges."
"Global Convergence's high-touch, hands-on model delivers significant value to our channel partners both in the United States and, now, to our mutual partners in Europe," said Gigamon Vice President of Worldwide Partnership Ken Ferrell. "Their relentless execution against goals and focus on delivering exceptional results make them a preferred business partner for our reseller community."
To learn more about GCI's comprehensive suite of leading-edge technologies and ServLink multi-vendor global IT services designed exclusively for the channel, please visit www.globalconvergence.com.
About Global Convergence Inc.
Founded in 1990, Global Convergence Inc. empowers solution providers to bring emerging, innovative and disruptive technologies to market, providing them with a full, end-to-end array of global IT services to help exceed customer expectations. With a strong foundation as a U.S.-based specialty distributor with a full, channel-centric services portfolio, offering everything from design to deployment, GCI has expanded its reach to over 100 countries. Learn more about Global Convergence Inc. at www.globalconvergence.com.