Leadership Changes to Move Evolving Solutions Forward

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Evolving Solutions founder and CEO Jaime Gmach announces that Bo Gebbie will be assuming the role of president of Evolving Solutions. This leadership change will allow him to focus more closely on growing and innovating for the future, while Bo will lead day-to-day operations.

At Evolving Solutions, we are constantly expanding and advancing to better meet client needs. Over the past five years, that’s meant investing in our core practice areas: modern networking, enterprise monitoring and analytics, hybrid cloud, and automation and orchestration. And as of today, that also means an evolution of our leadership team.

I am pleased to announce that Bo Gebbie will be assuming the role of president of Evolving Solutions as of today (August 11, 2021). I will retain my role as CEO of the company. This leadership change will allow me to focus more closely on growing and innovating for the future, while Bo will lead day-to-day operations with the steady leadership and the dash of humor that he is known for.

Bo’s Background in Leadership

Bo came to Evolving Solutions in 2017 after a 14-year career at IBM. During his tenure here, he has worked tirelessly as Vice President of Sales, Services and Marketing to guide how we present our core solutions offerings and practice areas as one team to clients. I trust that as president he will continue that tireless pursuit. Bo has also led employee engagement here at Evolving Solutions, and has been an integral champion for our external philanthropic initiatives.

Bo brings the right skills and attributes to the table to lead Evolving Solutions forward for the next 25 years. And it is not just his leadership skills and style, but also that he encapsulates our company culture. What’s more, he is adaptable to whatever situation or client challenge he may face.

Renewed Focus on Innovation

You might also be wondering: Why is this change happening now? Quite simply, Evolving Solutions is at a moment of pivotal growth and this change will help us accelerate that growth. The timing makes sense for our business, and I have been preparing Bo for this role since he joined Evolving Solutions.

I’ll retain my role as CEO, which will enable me to continue to focus on expanding new service areas and offerings. Bo will focus on day-to-day operations—really extending many of the duties he had already been performing in his previous role over the past four-plus years.

What does this mean for you, our clients? Ultimately, Bo and I, with the rest of the Evolving Solutions team behind us, are really going to be able to divide and conquer to meet clients where they are at on their innovation journeys. That is critical as our clients continue to work through the technology infrastructure issues laid bare by the pandemic and innovate to accelerate future growth. We look forward to partnering with you today and in the years to come.

Evolving Solutions Becomes First IBM Partner To Install Power8 Server

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IBM Power8 Processor technology is up to 50 times faster at analyzing data than its closest competitor.

Minneapolis, MN, May 16, 2014 – Evolving Solutions, a leading provider of both on-premise and off-premise datacenter infrastructure solutions, is pleased to announce that they are the first IBM Business Partner to install the brand new IBM Power8 server technology in their on-site technology lab.

IBM has spent $2.4 billion on developing new Power Systems server architecture, uniquely designed for an era of “Big Data”. At the foundation of the new Power Systems servers is the IBM Power8 Processor technology, which is up to 50 times faster at analyzing data than its closest competitor.

“The processing capacity for the new IBM Power8 servers is amazing!” says Tim Klubertanz, Sr. IBM Power Systems Architect, Evolving Solutions. “Whether you have a transaction oriented database workload or an initiative to run analytics on Linux, the Power8 servers will be able to process more data and perform more activities at a time than other comparable solutions.”

Big Data is an ever-recurring theme in the current IT landscape. The new IBM Power8 Servers will be a significant help to companies who are faced with managing the continuous explosion of data generated from social and mobile computing.

“Being the first IBM Business Partner to install Power8 servers in our technology lab provides a significant value to our clients who would like to perform benchmark analysis on their application workloads,” said Jaime Gmach, President, Evolving Solutions. “This puts us in a position to offer our customers a state-of-the-art technology solution and the option of industry-leading AIX or Linux operating systems.”

Evolving Solutions Storage Expert Becomes IBM Certified Infrastructure Systems Architect (ISA)

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Michael Sly, an Evolving Solutions Senior IBM Power Consultant, is now one of 316 IBM Certified Infrastructure Systems Architects Worldwide.

Minneapolis, MN, January 29, 2013 – Evolving Solutions, a leading provider of datacenter infrastructure solutions, is pleased to announce that Senior IBM Power Consultant, Michael Sly, is now an IBM Certified Infrastructure Systems Architect (ISA).

The IBM Certified Infrastructure Systems Architect (ISA) certification is designed to enhance the technical sales and solution design skills of an individual within a Business Partner firm to be better able to define and develop comprehensive client solutions. The primary responsibility of the ISA is to address client infrastructure requirements with IBM server, storage, and software middleware solutions.

“Having an IBM Certified Infrastructure Systems Architect on staff shows Evolving Solutions’ commitment to employing the very best technical resources to assist our customers”, said Mike Keeler, Professional Services Manager, Evolving Solutions. “We’re extremely proud of this accomplishment and the additional expertise it brings to our clients and to the company”.

To become an IBM Certified Infrastructure Systems Architect, Sly was required to have the following qualifications:

  • Strong IT infrastructure and system skills demonstrated by a minimum of five years of IT technical experience
  • Proven technical project leadership skills demonstrated by client face to face experience
  • Ability and desire to maintain strong technical skills on the most advanced technologies
  • Experience and knowledge in one or more industries

As part of the process, Sly also completed the TOGAF® Certification, an industry standard architecture framework which demonstrates cross platform and operating system technical expertise.

“Becoming a certified Industry Systems Architect is an outstanding achievement for Michael”, says Jaime Gmach, President, Evolving Solutions, “as this title is held by fewer than 350 individuals throughout the world”.

IBM Veteran & Power Systems Expert Joins Evolving Solutions

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Tim Klubertanz, an industry recognized IBM Power Systems expert, joined Evolving Solutions on December 10th as a Solution Architect.

Minneapolis, MN, January 21, 2013 – Evolving Solutions, a leading provider of datacenter infrastructure solutions, is pleased to announce that IBM Veteran and Power Systems expert, Tim Klubertanz, has joined Evolving Solutions as a Solution Architect.

Klubertanz comes to Evolving Solutions from IBM, where he spent the last 14 years of his career. He is widely recognized in the industry as an expert in IBM iSeries Power Systems and has designed and led many complex infrastructure deployments for small and large customers around the world.

“Tim is a significant hire for Evolving Solutions because of his worldwide expertise in IBM Power Systems,” said Jaime Gmach, President, Evolving Solutions. “Tim brings a combination of skills in server, storage, and virtualization that will further differentiate Evolving Solutions in the marketplace.”

IBM Power Systems technology is enabling more efficient and highly scalable IT architecture that provides exceptional business resiliency. Companies need efficient IT to support business critical applications.

“Having a dynamic IT infrastructure is all about selecting the right systems and software,” said Gmach. “With Tim onboard, we further establish our leadership position within the industry by delivering truly customized solutions that enable businesses to move with agility and speed.”

Klubertanz offers a requirements-based approach to solution design and has deep skills in a wide range of technologies allowing him to effectively lead discussions with people at any level. He has experience in many industries as well as the complete solution life-cycle.

Evolving Solutions Achieves IBM Systems X Specialty Elite Certification

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New IBM designation allows Evolving Solutions to provide the best IT solutions for customer needs.

Minneapolis, MN, June 26, 2012 – Evolving Solutions, a leading provider of datacenter infrastructure solutions, announced today that it is now an IBM System x Specialty Elite Business Partner.

The IBM System x Specialty Elite designation allows Evolving Solutions to have access to IBM experts, the best technology resources and specialized training to deliver a truly superior solution to datacenter customers. Solutions designed by Evolving Solutions utilizing IBM System x servers offer advancements in scalability, reliability and performance.

“The designation is reserved for IBM Business Partners who demonstrate the highest level of sales and technical skills,” said Jaime Gmach, President of Evolving Solutions. “With this certification, our clients can be assured that they are receiving the highest level of service and support to complement the industry leading technology solutions we provide to them.”

To obtain this designation, Evolving Solutions had to complete a number of in-depth IBM x86 platform and product certifications, as well as demonstrate revenue growth and System x solution-led client references.

“Our strategic partnership with IBM helps us continue to grow both the company’s level of expertise and the quality of technology solutions we can provide across the board,” said Gmach.