Global Convergence, Inc. (GCI) Appoints Joe Serra to Head Its Interlink and NetLink Business Units

Former Tech Data executive, Joe Serra to Spearhead Business Growth Initiatives for VARs and Vendor Partners

Oct 07, 2010, 14:31 ET from Global Convergence, Inc.

OLDSMAR, Fla., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Convergence, Inc. (GCI) a leading worldwide supplier of internetworking products, logistics and services support, today announced that Joe Serra has joined the company as executive vice president and general manager of its Interlink Communication Systems (Value Added Distribution) business and NetLink Technologies, an online SEO order magnet.  

With nearly 25 years of experience within the information technology industry, Serra takes on the position as chief architect for the company's strategic initiatives which include significant growth in its product portfolio and customer base.

Serra's prominent history of success includes numerous leadership roles at Tech Data Corporation where he served as vice president of Networking and High-End Storage Product Marketing, vice president Systems Division, and vice president of its Software and Systems Product Marketing Division.  In these positions, Serra was responsible for business growth and marketing initiatives for networking technologies that ranged from infrastructure hardware and wireless to security and midrange storage solutions.  

"Joe brings a solid and remarkable track record to our company," said Jim Bradshaw, President and CEO of Global Convergence.  "Not only did he achieve a tremendously successful tenure at Tech Data, he also delivered impressive results as the executive vice president for Vology Data Systems, based in Oldsmar, Florida. I know that with Interlink at a key inflection point in its 20-year history, Joe will apply all of his expertise and skill to the business as it positions for continued, aggressive growth in 2011 and beyond."

Serra commented, "I am excited to be part of the GCI/Interlink team and back in the IT channel.  I look forward to leading the Interlink team, its customers and vendor partners as we move into the next phase in channel growth opportunities."  Serra continued, "The Interlink organization is uniquely positioned to step in and work with partners to grow their business with focused value added product and service offerings."

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About Global Convergence, Inc.

Global Convergence, Inc. (GCI) offers its customers seamless, worldwide, multi-vendor products and services delivery for Legacy and IP communication technologies, including Value Added Distribution via Interlink Communication Systems (, Professional Services, Staging and Logistics via Network Dynamics, Inc.( and an online SEO Order Magnet capability via NetLink Technologies (

About Interlink Communication Systems

Interlink Communication Systems, founded in 1990, is an internetworking-focused specialty distribution company representing manufacturers to an international network of Value Added Resellers, System Integrators and Network Service Providers.  Interlinks areas of expertise include IP telephony, wire-line, fiber optic and wireless Local Area and Wide Area Networking (LAN/WAN), and access aggregation and optimization.  Interlink has been ranked among the Tampa Bay Technology Fast 50, INC. 500, and received mention on the VAR Business List of Distributors to Watch.  Visit Interlink at  Follow Interlink on Twitter:

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