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GT Software Strengthens Commitment to Key Strategic Partnerships

Doug Harrell Joins Leadership Team to Grow Relationships with Partner Ecosystem 

GT Software, the leader in helping enterprise organizations align their IT infrastructure and information with business strategy, today announced the addition of Doug Harrell to the company’s leadership team. Doug will serve as executive vice president, responsible for top line revenue growth, expanding the partner ecosystem and business development, as well as mergers and acquisitions.

With more than 20 years of executive leadership expertise, Doug joins GT Software from Mainline Information Systems where he held leadership positions as the senior vice president of its technology infrastructure business, software and analytics practice, as well as prior positions as the vice president of the mainframe division and the vice president of the southeast region. Doug has an extensive track record of improving gross profits and reducing operational expenses, and enhancing joint sales and marketing activities.

According to GT Software President and CEO John Pratt, “For more than 30 years, GT Software has developed strong relationships and alliances that have allowed us to work with strategic partners across the world to provide exceptional services and solutions to our customers. The addition of Doug Harrell to our executive team cements our commitment to top line revenue growth and in expanding our efforts to rapidly grow business in multiple areas, including leveraging our existing relationships and rapidly expanding new alliances worldwide.”

“GT Software has made a significant investment in building rock solid technology that transforms how customers access their data,” said Harrell. “I’m excited to join the GT Software leadership team to accelerate growth and to continue the transformation of building GT Software into one of the top software companies in the world.”

Currently, GT Software’s partnership efforts are centered on growing the footprint of its pioneer solution, the Ivory Service Architect. This solution easily modernizes mainframes through graphic-driven application development and extends mainframe access through Web services, for quick, easy, platform-agnostic integration. GT Software lists IBM, Red Hat, Oracle, Microsoft and Fujitsu as strategic partners and currently serves as the sole distributor of the Fujitsu NetCOBOL® COBOL compiler outside of Japan.