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Savantis Hires Keith Hontz as Chief Executive Officer and President

By CIOReview | Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Savantis is a leader in IT staffing globally and SAP Gold Partner delivering full-service consulting, managed services, and industry solutions, unveils the appointment of Keith Hontz as Chief Executive Officer and President.

FREMONT, CA: Keith will be working with Will Schramme, the Interim CEO, who will be transitioning back to Chairman of the board to lead the upcoming phase of revenue growth and the technology innovation.

"We are excited to have Keith join Savantis as our Chief Executive Officer and President. His exceptional track record of driving profitable growth coupled with extensive SAP experience from his 23-year tenure with the company makes him the perfect choice," says Will Schramme. "Keith shares our complete commitment to customer success and he understands what our valued clients require to realize the full benefit of their investment in SAP solutions and IT staffing. His leadership, expertise, and background are perfectly aligned with our overall vision and strategy to drive the company's future growth, from SMEs to large enterprises."

Keith will play an instrumental role in expanding the SAP business with Michael DiGiandomenico, the company's recently appointed COO and a former executive with SAP, IBM, and Accenture. "Our mutual experience at SAP makes Savantis well positioned and fully qualified to deliver cost-effective projects and the managed services to support the success of our customers," commented DiGiandomenico.

Before joining Savantis, Mr. Hontz served as the CEO of SocketLabs, an industry leader in high-volume email infrastructure, where he developed a leadership team, onboarded an enterprise sales organization. He achieved double-digit YoY revenue growth in his first year with SocketLabs. In less than one month, he established a strategic partnership with SAP, becoming their PartnerEdge® Build partner and App Center solution for high-volume email delivery for Commerce, SAP Marketing, and Qualtrics. With over 30 years of business success, Mr. Hontz has developed an executive trademark of uncovering new business growth spaces in support of the digital transformation for the customers throughout industries.

 

"I'm thrilled to join the talented team at Savantis and look forward to leveraging my experience and relationships to deliver the company's next wave of profitable growth together with our expanding global organization," says Hontz. "We have an exciting opportunity to bring together our global team of IT experts, experienced consultants and strategic partners, to provide innovative industry solutions to the markets we serve, including consumer industries with a focus on retail, discrete industries and service industries such as entertainment, hospitality and travel."