Managing Director/Board Member
Mr. Knox brings more than 12 years of experience in telecom network hardware & services. Mr. Knox has led successful execution of contracts for maintenance, support and expansion of telecom networks in some of the world’s most challenging emerging markets. He currently leads GSM Systems’ ongoing expansion across 3 continents, with a focus on operational execution and building unique value through partnerships with leading operators and OEM vendors. As a leader, he holds a uncompromising belief in the company’s core values of integrity, transparency, teamwork, courage, creativity and abundance as the foundation of the company’s future. Mr. Knox a graduate of the University of Leeds, having lived in Europe, UK, Latin America, and US. He speaks fluent French and Spanish and is a member of Vistage and Young President’s Organization.
Regional Director, Finance
Mr. Thiery brings over 20 years of proven multi-industry experience ranging from Hospitality, Oil and Gas to Telecom Finance and Operations Management. Mr. Thiery provides financial insights on global projects and participates in project roll-outs for all strategic clients. Mr. Thiery’s main focus is assuming the application and enforcement of Accounting and Finance compliance and controls throughout the organization. Mr. Thiery has a BS in Finance & Managerial Accounting with a minor in IT Systems from ADVANCIA, Paris, France.
Director, Global Operations
Mr. Colman has over 27 years of operations management experience in Africa with a specialization in multi-vendor spare parts management. Prior to GSM Systems, Mr. Colman held a senior leadership position in the South African Defense Force for 12 years. Current responsibilities include overseeing services and trading operations from implementation, training to ongoing service and delivery improvements. Coming from an Industrial Engineering background, ensures adherence to GSMS best practices through process mapping and workflow design with structured metrics that focuses on the continual improvement cycle.
Director, Global IT
With over 20 years of experience in both IT and Telecom Industries, Mr. Sacks brings to GSM Systems operational excellence and experience in developing corporate quality assurance mechanisms that continually drive the company to implementation of best practices ensuring the scalability of our services across markets and regions. As a South African, Mr. Sack has a deep understanding of doing business in Africa and provides the region’s operations with the required leadership and management to continually reach and exceed corporate goals. Mr. Sacks holds a CIS from University of Witwatersrand and is an awarded officer of Toastmaster International.
Director, Global Account Management Group
Mr. Lewkowicz brings over 14 years of account development and relationship management experience to GSM Systems. Prior to joining GSM Systems, Mr. Lewkowicz served as Managing Partner of a boutique Investment Advisory Firm on Wall Street as well as Sr. VP of private client services for Ladenburg Thalmann & Company in London and New York. Mr. Lewkowicz holds a BSBA in finance and business administration from West Virginia University and is a licensed Series 7, 63, 24 and 65 Registered Investment Advisor.
Head of Business Development
Mr. Crews brings over 14 years of business development and operations experience to GSM Systems with cross industry international experience. Previous to joining GSM Systems, Mr. Crews founded a boutique consultancy focused on entrepreneurial consumer products companies leveraging his consumer products experience gained while at Givaudan Fragrances, the global leader in flavors and fragrance worldwide. Prior to that, he was Senior Trader and Regional Manager for ED&F Man Group, focused on sugar, molasses and alcohol trading operations in Mexico and Central America where he launched numerous initiatives for new products and services in the region. Christian has an MBA from Babson College and holds a BSBA in international management from Boston University.