Gregory A. Sullivan

Gregory A. Sullivan

In 1981, with a vision for how the microcomputer would impact the world, Mr. Sullivan created his own company, G.A. Sullivan. His goal was to provide custom software to businesses using the then fairly new IBM PC.

In 1992, the growth of the Internet prompted Greg to restructure his company into what he called an “e‐business solution provider.” He aligned the company’s services to Microsoft products solely, considered by many a significant risk at that time. His business took off, growing from five employees to more than 360 with offices throughout the Central US and Western Europe.

G.A. Sullivan was a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and one of Microsoft’s top partners worldwide. G.A. Sullivan appeared for four consecutive years on the Deloitte & Touche FAST 500 list of fastest growing technology companies in America and for four years on Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 500 list of fastest growing private companies in America. Greg sold G.A. Sullivan in 2003 to a joint venture between Microsoft and Accenture.

From 2005 to 2016, Greg served as CEO of Global Velocity, Inc., an innovator in next generation cybersecurity solutions, offering platform technology that supports an integrated suite of wire speed cybersecurity applications.

Several organizations have recognized Greg for his entrepreneurial and technology work. Ernst & Young named him the 2000 Entrepreneur of the Year in the software/information services category for the St. Louis region, and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) named him the 1999 National Small Business Person of the Year. Greg also served for eight consecutive years on Microsoft’s prestigious Partner Advisory Council. Greg speaks regularly at national and international conferences, is an author of several best‐selling technology books and participates in a number of community, civic and trade organizations. A conservatory-trained musician who once made his living playing drums with a national recording artist, Greg still plays whenever he can.

BS, Systems Science & Mathematics (SSM), Washington University in St. Louis, School of Engineering and Applied Science | 1995 Young Alumni Achievement Award | 1999 Dean’s Award | 2005 Alumni Achievement Award