What the Global IT Alliance Offers

Businesses around the world are demanding comprehensive customer support. The purpose of GITA is to meet this demand.

GITA is an alliance of carefully selected and OEM validated, professional IT partners. Together, our combined experience, expertise and reach have opened the door to an international landscape, enabling us to serve multinational organisations, no matter where on the globe you do business.

Each GITA partner delivers market-leading solutions and services to customers in their region; through the Alliance, each partner has reliable international connections and a broader portfolio of capabilities.

Today, the Global IT Alliance is comprised of ten partners with over 170 offices, spread across 30 countries.

The GITA Vision

  • To deliver a global, collaborative, consistent “in country” experience, allowing our customers to remain connected to a primary provider.
  • To be the superior offering for international IT solutions, based on quality and trust.
  • To be the first choice of customers, manufacturers and peers because of our excellent people, processes, compliance and consistency.
  • To serve international customers via strategic alliances with industry-leading IT providers across the world.

Our Mission Statement

GITA provides global reach with local value, service and experience to enable successful IT solutions for multinational organisations.

International Reach, Local Engagement.

The GITA Alliance doesn’t do everything for everyone.

Global IT solutions, executed locally. That’s what we offer.

Today’s increasingly complex international landscape means a growing demand for international IT solutions with global consistency and a local touch. Today, as the ONLY truly global network amongst market leaders, GITA is on track to be the premier solution provider network around the world.

Our goal is not to be everything to every organisation. We focus on the areas where we truly excel, and as a result, our customers excel. We take pride in delivering a familiar “in country” experience, no matter where in the world you operate.

And that’s what GITA does: We make the world feel a little more like home.

The GITA Alliance Objectives

Solutions

To provide solutions that can be consistently delivered across geographies without compromising quality or customer expectations.

Process & Structure

To improve and standardise processes while building robust structures that secure an optimal customer experience while strengthening each alliance member.

Marketing & Brand

To build a strong, internationally recognized brand through efficient marketing efforts.

OEM Management

To utilize our collective strength to manage key selected OEM partners and optimize global offerings and opportunities.

Differentiation

We make the world a little smaller by offering each and every customer a “home country” experience, regardless of the geography they operate in.

The History of The GITA Alliance

The Global IT Alliance (GITA) began in 2013 to accommodate ad-hoc IT requests. In the early days, our network was based on strong person-to-person partnerships, but it lacked scalability and consistency across geographies.

In other words, individual partners followed their own business models, resulting in inconsistent processes and service offerings.

We were not interested in pursuing one-off scenarios.

Our vision was to build a global empire of stable, repeatable, forward-thinking IT multinational engagements with trust and competency at our core. And in order to do that, we had to put a firm stake in the ground.

And this is what we did: GITA chartered a new strategic direction from the ground up, including an exclusive alliance-membership structure, a defined governance model, and an unbeatable value proposition based on superior, accelerated service.

We listened to our customers’ needs, vetted the best IT providers, and launched a business-ready powerhouse of an Alliance.

Spanning five continents, the trusted members of The GITA Alliance provide global coverage and a collaborative and reliable experience.

Board of Directors

James Napp

Bechtle

James joined Bechtle in 1997 as a founding member of the group’s UK operation before being appointed as Managing Director in 2010 and has since enjoyed 10 years of uninterrupted top and bottom line growth.  Bechtle is a publicly listed IT solutions provider with a turnover of £5bn+, employing 12,000+ people and operating with wholly-owned subsidiaries in 14 European countries.

In 2012, recognising the demands and potential of multi-territory customers, James led the growth of Bechtle’s International Customer business across the Bechtle Group.  A cornerstone achievement has been the formation of the Global IT Alliance (GITA), bringing together many of the world’s premier IT solution providers to act as a single entity in serving global customers.

Mark Romanowski

Agilant

Mark D. Romanowski, a 40-year IT executive, is currently the Executive Vice President at Agilant. He is well recognized throughout the industry for his breadth of knowledge, encompassing extensive expertise in Solutions Sales, Business Development, IT Services, and Executive Management. Mark authored the industry’s one and only comprehensive services book titled, “Services Guide.” Its wide acceptance and market demand have prompted him to further expand the offering to include strategic business consulting, business development, transformation sales and delivery best practices, and operations. Mark is a frequent guest speaker and consultant to the leading information technology consulting and support organisations, and industry analysts.

An active participant in numerous industry groups, Mark was the past treasurer and executive board member of CompTIA, the leading global IT trade association with influence in all areas of the IT industry. He is a member of the Association for Services Management International (AFSMI) and is World-Wide Advisory Board Member for HPE, Aruba and HPI.

Mark holds bachelor’s degrees from Brooklyn College, in addition to completing countless executive management, sales, business development, and marketing, operations, and services programs throughout his career. He is a resident of Rockville Centre, New York.

Ben Yeung

HKBN JOS

When Ben first joined HKBN in 2017, he brought in 17 years of diverse mobile experience and expertise from SmarTone. Over the past several years, he has helped developed a variety of critical strategic partnerships for HKBN’s MVNO, Mobile Device and Content business. As an industry veteran, he firmly believes that fixed mobile convergence is a natural trend in the telecom industry.

In 2021, Ben has taken up a new role in HKBN Enterprise Solutions, as the Chief Commercial Officer of Carrier Business, Global Business and Major Accounts in FSI. Ben is also the Director of Board of Starhub JOS – a JV between Starhub and HKBN JOS.  In his over 30 years’ experience in Telecom Industry, he has developed an extensive partners network. He was a key member in the deals when SmarTone formed a regional alliance with Vodafone Group and the Asia Mobility Initiative (AMI). He also served as Chairman of GSMA Asia Pacific Interest Group in 2016.

Ben holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and an Executive Master of Business Administration degree from The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Ben is a proud Co-Owner of HKBN.

Laurence Baynham

Data3

Appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2014 and Managing Director in 2016, Laurence is responsible for the day-to-day operational and planning activities of Data#3. Prior to these roles, Laurence held the position of Group General Manager for ten years and was responsible for profit and customer satisfaction across the company’s lines of business and geographies. Laurence joined Data#3 in 1994, bringing with him a broad range of international IT industry experience.

Laurence holds a Bachelor of Business (Honours) from East London University, is a graduate of the INSEAD Business School (Singapore) Strategic Management Academy and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Laurence sits on a number of global advisory boards for key strategic partners representing Data#3 and the wider Australian IT channel community and in 2016 was inducted into the Australian IT Industry Hall of Fame.

Horacio Gutiérrez

Compucentro

Born in 1967. Horacio Gutiérrez is the founder, co-owner, and Managing Director of Compucentro. Compucentro was founded in 1989 and is a prominent VAR and IT Integrator in Mexico. Horacio Gutierrez is an Engineer in Computing Systems at the ITESM. He attained his Master in Business Administration at the ITAM and also completed the executive program in Top Management AD2 from the IPADE Business School.

Daniel Reis

Microware

Daniel Reis is a Computer Engineer graduated with honors from PUC-Rio, a Master in Business Administration from FGV-EAESP, and currently Sales and Marketing Executive at Microware Tecnologia da Informação Ltda. A specialist in Digital Business Transformation, Daniel has worked for the past 20 years structuring I.T. Companies and Projects throughout Brazil, Latin America, United States and Europe. Daniel is an entrepreneur with strong leadership skills, self-discipline and high ethics standards.

Dharmesh Anjaria

Dynacons

Dharmesh has around 24 years of experience in the IT and Services Industry. Dharmesh is the Executive Director at Dynacons Systems & Solutions Ltd. Dharmesh drives Dynacons business on the Technology and Services front. He is responsible for the Global Business and the Managed Services business of the company besides also overseeing Finance, Taxation and Corporate Affairs. Under him Dynacons has won several awards and recognitions over the years.

He has rich exposure in the various facets of business and has a strong record of success in creating robust IT architectures and infrastructures and a proven ability to bring the benefits of IT to solve business issues while managing costs and risks. He provided strategic direction on technology initiatives in line with the core organisational goals and business & profit objectives of the company. He has significant exposure to various IT Management aspects which include IT Budgeting, Cost Management, Strategic Initiatives and Investments, CXO Level Decision Making, IT Infrastructure Management, Vendor Management, Total outsourcing etc.

Dharmesh has in the past represented India at the World Summit of Young Entrepreuners in Brazil, organized by the United Nations. He has been actively involved with the Indian Merchants Chamber and has been the Co-Chairman of the youth wing of IMC and was also part of the Electronics and Telecommunication Committee at IMC. He was also a member of Executive Committee at Bombay Industries Association. He is the Co-Chair of the IT Committee at IMC and has conducted several successful programs including the IMC IT Awards.

By qualification, he is a Chartered Accountant and a Cost Accountant. However Technology is his passion and he has completed his Cisco and Intel Certifications.

Terry Mirza

Compugen

With nearly three decades of experience in the IT industry, Terry has seen first-hand the powerful impact technology has made in the way we work, live and play—starting from the early days of the Internet to the evolution of pervasive data and advanced analytics. Terry still finds himself excited by the disruption that digital transformation will stimulate in businesses and economies around the world and is committed to doing his part in fostering an equitable, enriching future for all.

Terrys career began in business development and sales with IBM. From there, he held multiple roles and leadership positions within Compugen Inc. (CI), headquartered in Toronto, Canada where he currently serve as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer. He is also the President of Compugen Systems, Inc. (CSI), based in Houston, TX. Terry is proud to lead teams across North America whose work transcends borders and inspires creativity and diversity of thought.

Across North America, Compugen’s vision is to Help Organizations Realize New Possibilities and to be bold in their mission to Redefine the Customer Experience by creating Unique Human Experiences.

Hans Kruithof

Inova Solutions

Hans Kruithof is the Commercial Managing Director for Inova Solutions. He’s always had a passion for IT and has been working in the field for more than 30 years. Hans started his career in 1991 as a product manager for document management with a company in the Netherlands. A couple of years later he followed his (future) wife to the beautiful island of Curaçao, which is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

In 1996, Hans and three other friends founded NetPro. The four friends immediately started making a name for themselves as IT experts in Curaçao and the neighboring islands. NetPro was founded on the back porch of a friend’s house but grew to become a network of IT professionals operating in the entire Caribbean.

Inova Solutions was founded in 2009 as a spin-off from NetPro Group and Infotech, a company in Trinidad. The company started focusing on Microsoft Enterprise agreements but has since added more products and services to its portfolio, such as Cloud and Modern Workplace solutions.

Thanks to the dedicated experts of the Inova Solutions team led by Hans Kruithof and his business partner Johan Rog, the company has grown to become one of the largest Microsoft Licensing Solution Partners (LSP) and Microsoft Gold Partners specializing in Cloud solutions for the Caribbean and Ecuador.

What makes Inova Solutions unique are the four core values the team relies on when serving customers, which are: local (Caribbean originated), dedicated, expertise and flexibility. But most importantly, Hans and Johan’s ability to envision the future of IT has helped Inova Solutions grow into one of the largest Microsoft partners in the Caribbean and Ecuador.

Jamal Khan

Connection

As Chief Growth and Innovation Officer, Jamal Khan is responsible for designing and effectively executing strategies to increase innovation and growth at Connection. Leading multiple teams, he is focused on driving improvements across several areas of the organization, including: internal efficiencies and automation; new products and services; brand equity, demand generation, and digital engagement; and data and eCommerce. Khan also oversees all aspects of Connection’s international operations through the company’s GlobalServe subsidiary.

As a leader with two decades of broad spectrum experience, from core technology and sales to marketing and operational P&L management, Khan has nurtured and developed high-performance organizations through the adherence of operating principles garnered and developed over years of multi-disciplinary senior management roles. Khan’s skills are ideally suited for bringing technology solutions and products to market, as well as leading ongoing operations that require strategic alignment, turnaround, or positioning for breakout performance.

Khan is an industry expert with years of engineering expertise in the areas of Trading Systems, eCommerce, and Cyber Security. He is a Guest Lecturer at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business, on the subject of Artificial Intelligence. He is also an inventor of six approved patents related to human-machine interface design, data orchestration, and machine learning, and has been actively involved in technology startups as both an investor and mentor. Mr. Khan joined Connection through the company’s 2016 acquisition of GlobalServe Inc., where he served as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to GlobalServe, Mr. Khan worked in leadership capacities at Instinet, VeriSign, Arpatech, and Merck Medco.

Emery Geosits

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - GLOBAL IT ALLIANCE

Emery Geosits is a Global Sales and Operations Executive with a 26-year track record of thought leadership expertise across a wide spectrum of IT solutions and verticals within Global IT solutions providers. An industry veteran and thought leader, Emery previously served as President and COO of ISAM Group, and Vice President and General Manager of Valiantys America, Inc.  Emery was Vice President of Global Business Development at Connection Inc. based in Merrimack, NH for 16 years.  While at Connection, Emery launched Connection Public Sector (formally GovConnection).

Emery is adept at developing transformational sales and marketing strategies, developing new business markets, and applying cross-functional leadership efforts to accelerate revenue, profits, and business within information technology focused companies.

Emery returns to The Global IT Alliance he co-founded while at Connection, bringing together many of the world’s premier IT solutions providers to act as a single entity in serving global customers.  In his capacity as Executive Director, he is the ultimate evangelist of the GITA mojo to customers, vendors, and the global IT industry.

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