July 21, 2011 - 12:00
GFI® Software today announced the appointment of Andy Langsam as executive vice president of sales and operations. An industry veteran with extensive senior executive leadership and software sales experience, Langsam is responsible for executing GFI’s global sales strategy. In addition to sales, Langsam will lead many of the company’s strategic growth initiatives as it continues its global expansion. He will report to CEO Walter Scott.
“Andy is an ideal addition to the senior leadership team at GFI, and we’re fortunate to have him join the company to head up our global sales operations,” said Scott. “He intimately understands the IT challenges facing small businesses and the exciting market opportunities that creates for GFI’s software solutions. Under Andy’s leadership, GFI will strengthen its sales execution and capitalize on the demand for a wide range of critical IT solutions for SMBs.”
“GFI has one of the industry’s most innovative and comprehensive solutions portfolios, with a growing base of customers and channel partners around the world,” said Langsam. “I look forward to building upon that strong foundation by introducing our products to more small and medium businesses, enhancing our online sales capabilities and aggressively recruiting new reseller partners. It’s a privilege to join such an outstanding team and to be a part of a company that is positioning itself for long-term growth and success.”
Langsam has nearly 25 years of experience in the IT industry. Prior to GFI, he served as the president and CEO of ScriptLogic Corp., a subsidiary of Quest Software Inc. Before that, Langsam served as ScriptLogic’s chief operating officer for four years. Langsam also held several executive management positions during seven years with BMC Software Inc. He started his career at IBM, where he held various sales management positions during his eight years with the company.
Langsam earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Baylor University.
GFI Software provides web and mail security, archiving, backup and fax, networking and security software and hosted IT solutions for small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) via an extensive global partner community. GFI products are available either as on-premise solutions, in the cloud or as a hybrid of both delivery models. With award-winning technology, a competitive pricing strategy, and a strong focus on the unique requirements of SMBs, GFI satisfies the IT needs of organizations on a global scale. The company has offices in the United States (North Carolina, California and Florida), UK (London and Dundee), Austria, Australia, Malta, Hong Kong, Philippines and Romania, which together support hundreds of thousands of installations worldwide. GFI is a channel-focused company with thousands of partners throughout the world and is also a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner.