GPA encompasses 25 expert Regional Business Units (RBU’s) with localized delivery capability in 49 countries globally. We have over 4000 employees, and well over $1B in annual AV/UC related revenues.
“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
As Managing Director, Byron works directly with and reports to the GPA Board to define and execute upon the Alliance’s strategic goals and objectives in meeting its commitment to excellence in global delivery of collaboration technologies. Byron has been a highly active member of the GPA since its inception in 2008, serving as its elected President from the Board’s inception in 2014 until he joined the organization in a full time capacity as its first Executive Director in 2017. With more than twenty years of experience in the AV industry, Byron has extensive expertise in global partnerships, relationship management and operations for AV/UC solutions. He has also had an active industry leadership presence over the past decade or more with involvement in numerous initiatives and advisory roles within AVIXA (formerly InfoComm) including development of the “AV Best Practices” Black Book, the STEP Rating System, and their Professional Education & Training Committee (PETC).
As Director of Programs and Partnerships, and its first full time employee, Mike Stead works closely with the Managing Director and GPA Board, to implement and maintain the GPA’s efforts in aligning and delivering upon its member, vendor partner, and customer related initiatives and programs. He has key mandates for member engagement and awareness, communications and logistics, and operational and administrative alignment throughout the organization. Mike’s background is in mobile & IT program management, and more recently corporate deployment and management of global executive Telepresence and knowledge-worker AV solutions.