GCOM Software Inc (“GCOM”) announced today that Ernie Connon, a well-known technology leader, will join the company as its new Chief Growth Officer (CGO), effective immediately. Mr. Connon brings a wealth of experience as a technology entrepreneur and company builder. He has led successful go-to-market strategies and delivered triple-digit growth for companies including Curam Software, Inc., Oracle, and IBM. In his role as CGO – a first for GCOM, Mr. Connon will be responsible for business development, sales, marketing and partnerships, with a goal of integrating these disciplines into a holistic go-to-market strategy to propel the company forward.
Connon’s career spans more than 30 years in the information technology business where he has served as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of several high-growth, venture capital and private equity-funded companies, and led them through multiple funding rounds and subsequent acquisition by such companies as IBM and Oracle. At both IBM and Oracle, he went on to lead global business development and sales teams in pursuit of continued revenue growth. He joins GCOM after successful stints as President of Curam Software Inc. and President and CEO Of SiteHawk LLC, the pre-eminent global supplier of cloud-based chemical data management solutions. Most recently, he was the Founder and Managing Partner of Alba Advisors, a specialized consulting firm serving technology companies.
“Ernie’s leadership and track record in government software and services is extremely relevant to our market strategy and growth,” said Kamal Bherwani, GCOM CEO. “Having Ernie as part of our executive team will help us align market dynamics, customer needs and buyer behavior into an integrated ‘voice of the customer’ across the company to ensure that GCOM remains agile and responsive to our evolving marketplace.”
“I relish the opportunity to work with the GCOM team to grow and enhance the company’s reputation as an innovative technology partner,” said Connon. “Building upon its great track record, I look forward to bringing an increased strategic focus to marketing and sales across GCOM as part of its industry and geographic expansion.”
About GCOM Software, Inc.
Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Albany, GCOM (gcomsoft.com) delivers innovative technology solutions to the public sector, with a focus on the modernization, consolidation, and operation of technology systems in the health and human services, public safety, licensing and permitting and other related State and Local government markets. GCOM has established an outstanding reputation as a business partner that helps clients improve operational performance using modern, scalable technology to facilitate systems integration while mitigating risk in on-premise and off-premise environments. Our diverse team of experts brings the know-how to maximize agency technology investments to deliver both tactical and strategic solutions to our clients’ challenges. GCOM has emerged as a national player in government regulatory and inspection automation, customer engagement, vital records and criminal justice solutions.