Spotlight on Jeff Garner, our New Savvius® Product Development Manager
Global Convergence, Inc. is pleased to welcome and introduce our new Savvius Product Development Manager, Jeff Garner. Jeff joins GCI with a solid background in channel sales, distribution and partner enablement. Jeff will be working with our Partner Community to initiate, enable and grow their Savvius business opportunities.
Briefly describe your career prior to joining GCI.
I’ve spent the last 25 years in the IT industry in multiple roles; I started in distribution, then went to a vendor, and also spent some time working at a VAR partner. So, I think I understand the challenges from many perspectives.
What interested you about working for GCI?
GCI is unique in that we aren’t trying to be all things to all people, which gives us the ability to focus on a set of core competencies. This lets us deliver the true value add that VARs and vendors deserve.
Describe your primary responsibilities.
Primarily, my role is to be the main point of contact for all things Savvius at GCI. My goal is to make it as easy as possible for everyone at GCI and Savvius and our partner community to be wildly successful.
What advice would you give to someone entering the workforce today?
Learn to listen. It isn’t as easy as it sounds. The most important thing to remember is to really hear what the other person is saying, don’t just wait for your turn to talk again. Listening is only sure way to know how to add anything of value.
Favorite non-working things.
My wife and I love to travel, especially to wine country. I spend as much time as I can with my kids, but it’s tougher now that they are grown and have lives of their own. When I do find some rare downtime, I love to cook and play golf.
Favorite Super-Hero and Why?
I can’t really say I have a favorite. I think all heroes, real and fictional, can show us things we can do to be better at life.
Thank you Jeff and Welcome Aboard!!