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Gary Simat

Gary Simat

Chief Executive Officer at Performive

Bio

Gary Simat is the CEO and Co-Founder of Performive, a secure, managed multi-cloud provider specifically built to serve the mid-market. The company is based in Georgia and was founded by Gary and his colleagues in 2005, now boasting a team comprised of over 100 individuals. Performive specializes in providing growing mid-sized companies enterprise-grade solutions. In over 20 global locations, they deliver secure, cloud solutions with world-class support and on-demand engineering assistance. They also feature secure VMware-based cloud solutions, along with on-demand expert engineering resources.

Performive has won the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “Pacesetter Award,” ranking as one of the top 100 fast-growing private companies in the metro area, in 2018, 2019, and 2020. They also earned a spot on Inc Magazine’s 5000 List, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.

A respected leader in the field, Gary is well-versed in the best practices of running cutting-edge data centers, optimizing global networks for performance, and cloud platform operations. He is an entrepreneur at heart and aims to provide the best possible environment for new and established companies to grow and thrive. Eager to give back to the local Atlanta startup community, he is very active with Atlanta Tech Village, and was previously on the advisory board for the Cape Coral Technical College, participating in local hackathons and startup forums.

Gary is featured on the Forbes Technology Council, an Invitation-Only Community for World-Class CIOs, CTOs, and Technology Executives. He also serves as an Advisor at Curricula, a security awareness training and phishing simulation platform. Since 2019, he has volunteered as a Mentor & Charter Member at TiE Atlanta, an organization that fosters entrepreneurs of all industries, in all stages, by providing strategic, impactful, and ongoing mentoring.

Experience

  • Chief Executive Officer – Performive
  • Advisor – Curricula
  • Chief Executive Officer – Colo@
  • Director of Information Technology – Spiro & Associates
  • Calltech Communications – Onsite Lan Administrator

Education

  • Cape Coral Institute of Technology – Network Support Services, Cisco Netacad CCNA

Functional area

Cloud Services,

Skills

  • Cloud Computing
  • Team Building
  • Business Strategy
  • Strategic Planning
  • Data Center
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Virtualization
  • Information Technology
  • Managed Services
  • System Administration
  • Firewalls
  • DNS
  • Linux System Administration
  • Security
  • Network Administration
  • High Availability
  • Network Engineering
  • Start-ups
  • Servers
  • Cisco Technologies
  • Apache
  • SaaS
  • CentOS

Domain

IT Services

Company Name & Logo

Performive