ATLANTA, July 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- GT Software, the leader in revolutionizing data, processes, and transactions to optimize business information across all platforms, is pleased to announce that Clarence Waldrop, III has joined the organization as vice president of alliances and professional services. A seasoned sales leader who consistently drives revenue, enhances customer relations, and develops personnel, Waldrop will bring his unique skills and expertise to GT Software's growing team.
Waldrop brings over 20 years' experience in sales, business development, information technology, marketing, and strategic planning to GT Software's robust channel sales and alliance partner network. The organization's strategic partner network currently includes IBM, Red Hat, Fujitsu, Microsoft, Oracle, and Mainline, among others, which are relationships that Waldrop will continue to cultivate and strengthen.
Prior to joining the leadership team at GT Software, Waldrop spent 15 years at Candle and IBM in various sales leadership roles, including leading a team of IBM associates in North American z Software sales. His years of expertise in relation to IBM's services and solutions, will help GT Software continue to grow and strengthen the relationship with IBM in regards to the organization's z Systems solutions, the Ivory® Suite.
Waldrop also worked with several other organizations in sales and channel roles, including Synechron, OpenSpan, and TIBCO Software. In addition, he has managed regional consulting groups, data center operations, large scale rollouts of software applications, created personnel training programs, and developed strategic marketing plans.
"A leader of Waldrop's caliber who brings expertise in channel sales, alliances, IT, and marketing, is an asset to any growth organization," said John Pratt, GT Software's President and CEO. "As CEO, it is my job to bring the best talent to GT Software, to support our staff as we continue to grow, and remain a provider of cutting edge solutions in the mainframe space."
"I look forward to joining the team at GT Software," stated Waldrop. "Our solutions are pioneers in mainframe modernization and application development, and I look forward to using my network and expertise to build relationships that bring these solutions to our partners and to customers worldwide."
About GT Software
Founded in 1982, GT Software's heritage of application modernization began with the mainframe and now continues through today's modern technologies. It has always been our mission to help our clients achieve success by extending the value of their IT investments through agile development into the future with an intuitive, robust integration layer that provide standards-based APIs, improved workflow and enhanced operational efficiency. More than 2,500 organizations across the globe trust GT Software's solutions to improve customer experiences, operational efficiency and innovation. For more information, visit www.gtsoftware.com.
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