About SVA Software, Inc.
SVA Software, Inc. is a 100% subsidiary of SVA System Vertrieb Alexander GmbH, a German company. SVA Software, Inc. was founded in 2016 selling SVA GmbH developed solutions, such as BVQ, zOptimization Platform, Tape Audit Tool, IDR and GetVMware combined with value added services.
System Vertrieb Alexander GmbH (SVA) is the largest privately owned system integrator in Germany in the field of data center infrastructure and is the largest IBM business partner in Europe. The company was founded in 1997 in Wiesbaden, Germany. SVA GmbH now employs more than 2,500 employees at 26 branch offices throughout Germany with a revenue of more than $1.4 billion (2021) servicing over 3,000 customers worldwide.
SVA’s global experts combine IT infrastructure experience with knowledge about modern demands such as Data Center Security 2.0, Big Data & Analytics, Workspace of the Future, and Cloud.
Our North American team is dedicated to working with our partners and end customers to deliver 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.
COO/SVP, Worldwide Sales
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.
Sales & Marketing
Sales & Marketing
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.
Shane joins SVA Software, Inc., with over 15 years of experience in marketing, business development, SaaS sales and publishing.
He has a passion for business technology solutions and will be leading the marketing team and inside sales with SVA Software, Inc., throughout North America. Shane holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing from Louisiana State University.
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 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 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
Senior Technical Solution Consultant IBM Z
Kevin brings over 20 years of Mainframe Performance Measurement, Tuning and Capacity Planning experience to SVA Software, Inc.. As the Mainframe Senior Technical Solutions Consultant and Team Leader, he is working closely with customers, channel partners, sales, marketing and Engineering Team with consulting and technical delivery of our zWorkload Reporter and zGuard IPA and EPA Service Offering.
Prior to joining SVA Software, Inc. Kevin has been recognized for his expertise and innovative methods with Enterprise Capacity Planning, Performance Measurement and Tuning for both Mainframe and Distributed Systems across industries including Banking, Wall Street, Financial, Insurance, Healthcare, Airline, Car Manufacturers, Supermarket, Retail and Computer Semi-Conductor Chip Manufacturer.
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 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 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.