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Gimmal CEO and President David Quackenbush and Sr. Vice President and Founder Mike Alsup to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Houston Technology Center will recognize honorees at “A Celebration of Entrepreneurs” Gala on May 12, 2016.


Houston, TX – April 7, 2016 - Gimmal, a leading provider of information management software that transforms Microsoft SharePoint and Office 365 into a full enterprise content management system, today announced that The Houston Technology Center will honor David Quackenbush, President and CEO of Gimmal, and Mike Alsup, Senior Vice President and Gimmal Founder at the 2016 Celebration of Entrepreneurs Gala. Held annually, this evening event honors local entrepreneurs and celebrates those who have made significant contributions to the Houston community.

President and CEO Walter Ulrich of the Houston Technology Center congratulates and honors both Mr. Quackenbush and Mr. Alsup as true entrepreneurs, leaders and humanitarians. “Together, David and Mike have been serial entrepreneurs whose intrinsic understanding of information technology and deep dedication to service excellence has driven one innovation after another. Through their partnership, Gimmal has helped establish Houston as a leader in the field of information technology.”

David Quackenbush has extensive experience and success in the IT industry. He has a successful track record of leading diverse organizations through major transformation and has led organizations with revenues in excess of $100M. David is a hands-on leader that quickly gains the respect of colleagues and is known for building diverse and high-performing teams. In addition to leading and managing organizations, he has led M&A activity on both the sell and buy side of deals. He is also well-versed in energy and retail industries.

David is also an active participant in many charitable organizations including Child Advocates (Board Member), The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (Vice Chairman – Directions & Assistance Committee), The Houston Technology Center, and Memorial Drive United Methodist Church (Board of Stewards).

Mike Alsup is a Sr. Vice President and founder of Gimmal. After management positions with Accenture and Booz Allen, he co-founded BSG, Align Solutions, and Gimmal. BSG and Align each sold for more than $100M. Mike was an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2008. He graduated from Rice and has an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin. He is a past President of the Jones School Board of Partners and has been active on the boards of SARDAA and Main Street Theater.

Gimmal has been on the Houston Fast Tech 50 eight times and is the only software company on the INC 5000 for the last ten consecutive years.

The 2016 Celebration of Entrepreneurs Gala will take place the evening of Thursday, May 12, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Houston, 1200 Louisiana Street Houston, Texas 77002.

About Gimmal

Gimmal delivers information management software that makes Microsoft SharePoint and Office 365 a true enterprise content management system. Gimmal’s award-winning solutions enable businesses to consistently govern and manage their content wherever it exists across the enterprise. Gimmal products are cloud-ready, easy to deploy, cost effective, and they are supported by a team of experts. For more information, visit the website at for a tour of Gimmal products and solutions.

About Houston Technology Center

Houston Technology Center is a non-profit organization that provides education, insight and access to capital that entrepreneurs need to move toward the path of commercialization. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, HTC assists Houston-based entrepreneurs within several key sectors: energy, information technology, life sciences, nanotechnology, and NASA/aerospace. For more information, visit

HTC’s mission is to enable and accelerate the growth of emerging technology companies for the purpose of creating jobs and promoting economic development in the greater Houston area.

HTC’s vision is to be the hub for the Texas Gulf Coast region’s resources for building and supporting emerging technology companies. HTC clients and graduates have raised more than $2.5 billion and created more than 5,000 jobs.

Media Contact – Gimmal
Amy Vara
Phone: (713) 586-6465

Media Contact – Houston Technology Center
Kaitlin O’Brien
Houston Technology Center
(832) 476-9311

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