About SVA Software, Inc.

SVA Software, Inc. is a subsidiary of SVA System Vertrieb Alexander GmbH, a prominent German company. Since its establishment in 2016, SVA Software, Inc. has been selling software solutions developed by SVA GmbH, including BVQ, zGuard, zWorkload Reporter, Tape Audit Tool, IDR, and GetVMware, combined with value-added services.

SVA is the largest privately owned system integrator in Germany specializing in data center infrastructure and the largest IBM business partner in Europe. The company, which was founded in 1997 in Wiesbaden, Germany, employs over 2,600 experts across 26 branch offices throughout Germany, with a revenue of more than $1.7 billion in 2022. SVA provides services to over 3,000 customers globally and offers expertise in various modern demands, including Data Center Security 2.0, Big Data & Analytics, Workspace of the Future, and Cloud.

Our North American team is committed to collaborating with our partners and end customers to provide high-quality solutions and services.

Meet Our Team

SVA Global General Management

Sven Eichelbaum

CEO, SVA Software, Inc. & Managing Director of SVA System Vertrieb Alexander GmbH

After several years in the storage division at IBM, Sven joined SVA GmbH in 2001 and took on the role as Managing Director in 2003.

He is responsible for products and services as well as new business initiatives. Sven is the driving force behind the worldwide adoption and expansion of the portfolio.

Sven’s leadership skills, analytical mind and expertise in business economics has and will continue to ensure the team is strategically aligned for success. 

Anne-Kathrin Boeckle

General Manager

Anne-Kathrin was specialized in enterprise storage sales at IBM for numerous years, before joining the SVA GmbH team in 2012 leading international sales.

Anne-Kathrin is a highly accomplished technology sales leader with a proven background driving revenues and profitability through effective strategic planning, financial management, operational expertise and channel dynamics.  

SVA Software, Inc. Management

Lisa Schwab

COO / Senior VP Sales

Lisa brings more than fifteen years of experience in selling complex IT solutions to business departments like finance, sales, marketing and across all IT divisions. She is a passionate manager and leader with a proven track record and a will to succeed.

Over the last years she was leading high performing sales teams in IBM with focus on datacenter solutions, IBM Middleware, AI infused offerings, SaaS and also Pass which allows her to get her head around new things easily and adopt new challenges very quickly.

Lisa has been recognized with numerous awards like “Best of IBM” and “Sales Eminence Award”, and “Excellence in Technology.” She holds a Masters degree from the University of Trier (Germany) and attended courses at London Business School.

Sales & Marketing

Shane Womack

Marketing and Sales Technologist

With over 15 years of experience in publishing and sales, Shane brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his role. He has a deep understanding of the technology landscape and how it impacts businesses, making him the perfect candidate to lead our marketing and inside sales efforts.

In his role as Marketing and Sales Technologist, Shane will be responsible for developing and executing strategies that drive growth and revenue throughout North America.

Vivien Allmann

Marketing Assistant

Vivien comes to SVA GmbH and SVA Software, Inc. as a Marketing Assistant. With her previous working experiences in marketing and her passion for IT solutions, she supports the marketing team in North America and Germany.

Vivien is currently completing her Bachelor’s degree in Media Studies and Economics at Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany.

Tyler Jackson

Sales Representative

Tyler joins SVA Software, Inc., bringing nearly 20 years of experience in sales and business development. With a passion for taking startups to the next level and a keen eye for driving revenue, he has been an invaluable asset in all his roles. Email, call or text and you’ll find it easy to strike up a conversation with Tyler and he’s quick to find the best solution for any need. 

Prior to SVA Software, Inc., Tyler has worked as a consultative salesperson for tech-based startups in the automotive, e-commerce and telecommunication industries.

John Leffler

Sales Representative

John is joining SVA Software, Inc. after earning a bachelors in Business Administration from St. John’s University.

While completing his degree, he played Division I Lacrosse and developed expertise in sales and logistics. His background as a professional and student reflects his competitive and enthusiastic energy to bring to the SVA team and business clientele.

He is passionate about creating innovative solutions for his clients in the technology and software industry with the mission to drive their businesses forward.

Technical Solutions Team

Gaylene Laimbeer

Senior Technical Solution Consultant

Gaylene comes to SVA Software, Inc. as a Senior Technical Solutions Consultant supporting the Mainframe products zWorkload Reporter, zGuard and zMaint. Gaylene brings over 25 years of comprehensive System Programming support for IBM Mainframe environments to the zOptimizations team.

Her experience as a Senior Systems Programmer gives her in-depth expertise in z/OS, CICS Transaction Server, and multiple ISV products. She will engage with both business partners and customers to assess and conduct extensive performance tuning and cost savings initiatives.

Prior to SVA Software, Inc. Gaylene worked in the Not for profit, Telecommunications and Software Service industries. She has a Master of Arts from the University of Oklahoma.

Rosario Neuman

Solution Consultant

Rosario Neuman engages with business partners and customers to help them work more efficiently and optimize their storage infrastructure.
Rosario brings 15 years of experience working with IBM’s storage infrastructure as a member of the pre-sales team where she designed storage solutions to meet customer’s business needs.

In addition, she brings expertise in the Storage performance analysis area where she has worked with enterprise customer’s to help them size and optimize storage infrastructures to meet performance requirements. 

Robert Morrison

Senior Technical Solution Consultant

Bob brings over 40 years of Mainframe support at all levels in operational and technical roles to SVA Software, as a Mainframe Senior Technical Solutions Consultant supporting the Mainframe products. His background in Advanced Workload Manager Analysis and design are vital in supporting the Optimizations team and customers. 

Prior to joining SVA Software, Bob’s role as a fellow partner was of immense value to numerous clients across North America in the Public, Private, and Defense sectors for decades.  

Bob worked closely with the SVA Software team in introducing and designing the zWorkload Reporter to North America and heavily influenced the zWR product that we have today.

Now, Bob joins the SVA Software family and brings his expertise as a member of our Mainframe Solutions team. 

Interested in taking your IT infrastructure to the next level?