Leadership Team


  • Neal Ganem – President & Chief Executive Officer

    Neal has been involved with GT Software since its founding by his father, Joe Ganem, in 1980.  Initially working part-time during high school, he went on to lead sales and international expansion and has been CEO since 2002.  Neal built a highly-successful global independent distributor network that rapidly scaled GT Software’s delivery and global presence. Under Neal’s leadership, through organic and acquisitive growth, GT Software has become a leading International supplier of modernization technologies serving Global 1000 organizations.

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    Stephen D. Hassett – Chief Operating Officer

    Steve is Chief Operating Officer of GT Software. Steve previously held roles as an M&A advisor, corporate development executive with Verint Systems and Sage Group plc, and ran a new ventures group for The Weather Channel. Prior to that he was CEO of iTendant, a SaaS and mobile software company he co-founded in 2000. Steve is also inventor of U.S. Patent 9,378,515, which deals with the availability of mobile content based on a user’s location and the time of transmission.

    Earlier roles included corporate finance strategy consulting and M&A advisory with Stern Stewart and corporate development with Oldcastle after starting his career as a software developer.

    He holds an MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and a B.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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    Jeff Andrews - Chief Technology Officer

    As Chief Technology Officer, Jeff brings over 20 years of experience in IT in the manufacturing, telecommunications and financial industries. Prior to joining GT Software, he honed his leadership skills at SITA, 4 Access Communications, and Lancope. Jeff also served as the Chief Software Architect at Broadsource, Inc. in Atlanta. He has a consistent track record of increasing productivity, exceeding marketing and sales expectations and improving customer satisfaction. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science from Wichita State University and a M.B.A. from Jones International University.

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    Gary Johnson - Vice President of Sales

    As Vice President of Sales, Gary brings over 30 years of experience in a variety of sales and marketing leadership positions. Prior to joining GT Software, he spent his career with the IBM Corporation where he amassed a broad set of leadership skills and results, earning him numerous IBM sales awards and recognition. In addition to his success at IBM, Gary was selected to participate in the 2008 class of the Coverdell Leadership Institute and has taken executive leadership classes at Harvard University. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from James Madison University.

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    Wilson Rains - Vice President of International Sales

    As Vice President of International Sales, Wilson is responsible for driving sales of GT Software productivity and integration solutions to enterprise organizations worldwide. He is also in charge of cultivating and managing partnerships to expand the implementation footprint of GT Software mainframe integration and data access solutions globally. Wilson joined GT Software in 2004, and brings more than 20 years of business development experience to his role. Prior to joining GT Software, he led sales and business development posts at Jacada, ClientSoft and IBM. Wilson holds a Bachelor of Science degree from The Citadel in Charleston, SC.

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