MEET THE TEAM
About SVA Software, Inc.
SVA Software is proud to be a subsidiary of SVA System Vertrieb Alexander GmbH, Germany’s largest privately owned systems integrator and the largest IBM Business Partner in Europe. Since our 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. The company, which was founded in 1997 in Wiesbaden, Germany, employs over 2,700 experts across 27 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
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 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
COO / Senior VP Sales
As the COO and Senior VP of Sales at SVA Software, Inc., Lisa champions the U.S. operations of the German tech leader, SVA GmbH. Lisa, originally from Hamburg, brings more than 15 years of experience in delivering complex IT solutions across businesses and IT divisions. Her strategic leadership, proven since her appointment in 2019, maximizes the U.S. team’s potential in the North American market while empowering clients with efficient IT management.
During her career, she worked for global tech leaders like IBM and has since been recognized with numerous accolades, including InterCon’s 2021 Excellence in Technology Award and IBM’s 2016 Best of IBM Award.
Schwab truly embraces expat life in Austin, with its inclusive culture, culinary variety, and vibrant tech scene. Understanding the importance of early mentorship, she is also an active contributor in the ATX Women in Technology networking group, supporting fellow techies to connect, learn, grow and lead.
Marketing & SALES
Shane Womack is a seasoned marketing and sales manager at SVA Software, Inc., where he excels at shaping compelling marketing campaigns and cultivating strategic account relationships. With over 15 years of experience in marketing and a HubSpot certification, Shane’s expertise spans business development, marketing automation, event management, social media strategy, and more.
On a personal level, Shane’s background as an LSU cheerleader and co-author of a book on cheerleading exhibits his diverse interests and skillset. This unique perspective complements his professional acumen, which is also nurtured through his hobbies of cooking, photography, and gaming. These creative outlets not only fuel his innovation in the tech space but also underscore his commitment to strategic, results-driven marketing solutions.
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’s area of competencies covers the conceptualization, creation & design of marketing material, branding, social media marketing, email marketing and other. By skillfully crafting effective, clear and customer-centric communication for SVA Software, Inc’s marketing, her primary goal is to seamlessly bridge the gap between our software solutions and our valued customers.
Vivien is currently completing her Master’s degree in Management at Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany, and has a Bachelor’s degree in Media Studies and Economics.
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 worked as a consultative salesperson for tech-based startups in the automotive, e-commerce, and telecommunications industries.
John is joining SVA Software, Inc. after earning a bachelor’s 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 the competitive and enthusiastic energy he brings to the SVA team and business clientele.
He is passionate about creating innovative solutions for his clients in the technology and software industries, with the mission to drive their businesses forward.
Technical Solutions Team
Senior Mainframe Consultant
Gaylene comes to SVA Software, Inc. as a Senior Technical Solutions Consultant supporting SVA Software’s z/OS suite. 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.
Senior Mainframe Consultant
Tobias Linke is a highly skilled Mainframe Consultant with over 14 years of experience. Tobias also played a key role in developing the renowned zWorkload Reporter during his five-year tenure in Germany. Tobias excels in troubleshooting software issues and delivering effective solutions, along with providing consulting services for Mainframe performance analysis and software cost reduction.
In addition to his professional achievements, Tobias enjoys sailing and going on bicycle tours during his leisure time. With a strong track record of optimizing Mainframe performance, reducing costs, and improving resource utilization, Tobias Linke is a valuable asset to any Mainframe-related project.
Senior 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.
Senior Mainframe 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 is vital to 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.