THE GPA DIFFERENCE
GPA is a representative of the new era of the collaborative shared economy. We are an organization built upon distributed accountability and ownership, shared knowledge and innovation, and individual benefit driven by a primary focus on overall community gain.

GPA encompasses 27 expert Regional Business Units (RBUs) with localized delivery capability in 49 countries globally.  We have over 4000 employees, and well over $1B in annual AV/UC related revenues.

Understand
We listen, therefore we succeed.
Inspire
Finding the Nuance.
fulfill
Outcomes delivered. 

“Collaboration technologies only fulfil their true value when they bring communities of people together to share their ideas and achieve meaningful outcomes. Enabling this is the key vision of GPA”
– Byron Tarry, Managing Director GPA

GPA BV, our legal entity, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of GPA Foundation, which is collectively owned by shareholders made up exclusively of the GPA’s RBUs. The Foundation is controlled through an elected nine-person Board of Directors drawn from within the RBUs, while a permanent GPA BV staff member runs day-to-day operations of the B.V. entity.
As an organization, we have spent significant energy challenging the status quo to set innovative new paths for ourselves and the industry. To be ‘better’, by its nature, we need to be ‘different’. But following through on doing what it takes to be different requires courage. We encourage you to come on a journey with us, where we at times will challenge you and push you towards being ‘better’, where we will leverage our experience and knowledge to present you with new ideas, and where we will offer you support – not just during the initial global project, but in the years to come.
OUR VISION 
Our tagline ‘think global, act global’ speaks to the vision of GPA and our core values of an honest, trustworthy, and loyal team who, spread out across the world, work, and act as one. It sums up the way we go about business every day. We want the world to know of and experience the GPA difference. It sets us apart from the crowd as our global clients, prospects, and stakeholders value the importance of a united global team.
Our mission is to ensure our technical our global business expertise remains at the forefront of the industry by having superior product knowledge, developing appropriate training programs for our staff, and openly sharing local information that can impact global businesses. We always put our customers first and aim to satisfy every customer’s unique needs, ensuring that they can use their technology solution to its full potential.
Our History
In 2008 GPA was formed (then known as Global Presence Alliance) to help customers have one global source for audio, video and unified communications solutions. The vision was to have a combined talent pool of thousands of professionals delivering excellence, following the same protocols and procedures across the globe.
Over the last decade, we have grown significantly as an organization, building stronger bonds, breaking down silos, openly sharing our knowledge and becoming the global AV integrator who truly wants to make a positive difference to the world.
With the combined strength of thousands of professionals sharing the same passion, culture and vision to innovate, GPA is uniquely capable of offering solutions that capture the imagination and exceed our clients’ expectations worldwide.
2008
Global Presence Alliance was formed, coverage in five countries
2013
Global Presence Alliance organizational charter published, and an inaugural Board of Directors elected.
2014
Our global footprint hits 30 countries
2015
Our Accredited Partner Program launches, ensuring global delivery consistency with our key Vendors.
2015
Total combined global revenue breaks USD$1B annually
2016
We launched Insight, our global program tracking & management platform.
2016
Our “Global Care” service management platform and global service desk was launched
2017
GPA B.V. was registered, solidifying our global organisational structure, truly becoming one!
2018
GPA University launches, giving our staff the ability to upskill on a global scale.
2019
The “Velocity” solution portfolio launches, a “standardized” global enterprise collaboration strategy offering.
2020
GPA rebrand is officially unveiled at ISE2020.
Our people are more than just business partners. They are friends and peers within a committed community that shares best practices, innovation, and thought leadership for the benefit of the common good.
Anyone who has been part of the GPA team over time can attest that our company has a genuine “family” feeling, and people are treated and respected accordingly. We operate as one tightly woven team, generating ownership, participation, responsibility and fun.
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Roman Ceriani
GPA Spain

Roman is CEO and owner of ICAP Global Iberica. Creative and innovative, he has designed and developed ICAP Global Business Strategy for more than 20 years. He has led the company to its global expansion since he first landed in Spain and created ICAP Global Iberica in 2008.  He is passionate about people and how to make their lives easier, enjoyable and productive through technology both at work and home.

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Adriano Beti
GPA Switzerland

Adriano Beti is the CEO of Kilchenmann and is responsible for all of the company’s sales and operations in all markets throughout Switzerland. Kilchenmann International is a dedicated arm of the organization that pursues global business through GPA. With nearly 20 years of experience in the integrator business, Adriano has extensive experience in international project and operations management, relationship management as well as in the development of digital business models. He joined the GPA Board in 2021.

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Jeff Stoebner​​​​​​​
GPA United States

Based out of the AVI Minnesota office, Jeff is the CEO and has been with the company for close to 30 years.  He has enjoyed watching the organization grow and thrive in what can be a complex technology industry. Expanding AVI’s capabilities and adding talented professionals to the 100% employee-owned company has been a fulfilling experience for Jeff. AVI Systems also “powers” the companies of Dascom Systems Group and Magenium Solutions – making the employee-owner population about 750 professionals and growing.  Jeff joined the GPA Board in 2021.

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Sujith Sivaram
GPA SE Asia

Sujith Sivaram, Managing Director of GPA’s regional business unit in Singapore, Esco has over 30 years of experience in Corporate Finance and business in Asia. As a member of Esco’s management team for the past 22 years, Sujith has garnered a wealth of experience working in various advisory, treasury, trade finance, and banking.  Sujith is one of the newest Board Member joining the GPA Board in 2022.

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Tobias Enders
GPA Germany

Tobias Enders is the CEO of GMS Global Media Service.  Prior to joining GMS, Tobias Enders worked in the commercial real estate investment sector. With GMS’s roots in enterprise managed services around the conferencing portfolios of a number of key German enterprise customers, he and the GMS team have been key contributors to GPA’s Managed Services maturation.  Recently, Tobias has led GMS’s focus on the development of “Smart Workplace” practices, a rapidly emerging market that is highly aligned to the traditional meetings and collaboration space that anchors our GPA global community.  Tobias joined the GPA Board in 2021.

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Eric Greenop
Chairperson - GPA UK

Eric Greenop is the Managing Director for AVEX International in the UK.  His global experience spans the past 4 decades across a broad spectrum of communication technologies.  The CEO of GPA’s New Zealand Business Unit until 2021, Eric moved to the UK to take on the role of Managing Director of AVEX International.  He was elected Chairperson of the Board by GPA Shareholders in 2020, having also served a previous 4-year Board tenure from 2014 – 2018.

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David Carroll
GPA Ireland

David Carroll is the Managing Director of GPA’s regional business unit in Ireland, System Video, and works with a customer-first principle.  He believes in the long-term benefits of being flexible and nurturing customer relationships.  With over 25 years of experience in the AV business, David has designed and project managed multiple million Euro projects from large event spaces to 300 room fit-outs.  David is one of the newest Board Member joining the GPA Board in 2022.