GT Software Names John Pratt CEO

7/21/15

John Pratt

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GT Software, the leader in helping enterprise organizations leverage their legacy data and applications by connecting and transitioning to technologies that will help them excel in today’s digital business world, today announced the appointment of John Pratt as president and CEO.

Pratt brings extensive leadership and management expertise to his new role at GT Software, having held numerous executive positions at both large global technology companies and mid-market/emerging technology firms, including MMI, Pioneer-Standard Electronics, GBE Interactive, Blackstone and Cullen, and notably, IBM.

In his nearly 25-year career with IBM, Pratt scaled the management ranks to achieve significant executive positions in Channels, Sales and Distribution, as well as in IBM Global Services, where he was responsible for managing a wide range of businesses from start-ups to complex contractual services and post-M&A integration. As senior vice president for Pioneer, a leading developer and marketer of software and solutions to the hospitality and retail industries, Pratt was instrumental in turning around units by cutting costs, driving new growth and developing new leadership.

His extensive experience championing sales and marketing efforts, streamlining operations and driving business results make him an ideal fit to further GT Software’s business visions, and help drive future category innovation to underscore GT Software’s continued leadership in the technology space.

“John has served as an advisor for GT Software over the past 18 months, and in that time, his skill set and expertise have shone through,” said a member of the board of GT Software. “In selecting our next president and CEO, he became a natural frontrunner and ultimately the right choice to take our organization to the next level of internal structure and product development.”

Added Pratt, “I am honored to join a leading company such as GT Software. I look forward to helping the organization continue to deliver innovative modernization and migration solutions that help enterprises extend the ROI of existing legacy investments, and improve operational performance through connectivity with modern technology.”

About GT Software

For more than 30 years GT Software has helped enterprise organizations align their IT infrastructure with business strategy by connecting and transitioning legacy data and applications with modern technologies. 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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