Laurence Sotsky Brings Extensive Online Project Collaboration Experience to GT
Los Angeles, Calif. – August 28, 2012 – Gehry Technologies (GT), a global leader in applying technology to building industry challenges, today announced that Laurence Sotsky has joined the company as its senior vice president, worldwide sales. With a proven track record in business development, Sotsky will lead all revenue channels and be instrumental in furthering the significant revenue growth GT enjoyed in 2011. Sotsky will also build the sales infrastructure to drive revenue for the firm’s newly launched 3D collaboration platform, GTeam™, coined “simple to use, but also wildly versatile and powerful” by The Architect’s Newspaper.
“For almost two decades, Laurence has been successfully involved in strategic sales planning and execution to drive growth in technology and web-based markets, as well as technology-based services,” said Dayne Myers, CEO of GT. “We look forward to the business development excellence he brings to our leadership team. His sales experience, particularly with collaborative software solutions, will be a key driver of GT’s continued revenue growth.”
“I am pleased to join an amazing management team whose chairman is a legend in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry,” said Laurence Sotsky, SVP of Worldwide Sales of GT. “Being at the helm of the sales organization that can fulfill Frank Gehry’s vision of transforming this industry through collaboration and advanced modeling is very exciting.”
Sotsky has extensive sales experience across a broad range of companies, from high-growth technology start-ups to national multimedia corporations and international consulting companies. In his career, he has steered a variety of global business development organizations, including direct and channel sales, online sales, advertising, marketing, and consulting. Most recently, Sotsky served as vice president of worldwide sales at Central Desktop, where he tripled new business revenue in 2011 for the firm’s cloud-based SaaS collaboration solutions.
Prior to that, Sotsky was vice president of advertising for the Los Angeles Times Media Group where he managed more than 200 sales people and reversed stagnant sales while implementing new strategies and processes. Sotsky has successfully led two technology companies to a profitable exit.
Earlier in his career, Sotsky served in sales leadership positions at i2 Technologies, Tradeum (acquired by VerticalNet Solutions), and Netgateway. He has also worked in management consulting with both Deloitte Consulting and Accenture. Sotsky holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Claremont McKenna College.
For more information on GT, visit www.gehrytech.com.
For more information on GTeam, visit www.gteam.com.
About Gehry Technologies
Gehry Technologies (GT) provides Web-based 3D project collaboration and building information modeling (BIM) technology as well as advanced project delivery services to leading owners, architects, engineers, general contractors, fabricators, and other building industry professionals worldwide. GT solutions enable more effective communication; increase creativity and control; reduce project risks, costs, and completion times; and improve processes and decisions through collaboration, project visibility, and information access. Gehry Technologies is privately held, with offices in Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Beijing, Seoul, and Sydney. For more information about Gehry Technologies, visit www.gehrytech.com.
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