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About Us


Our vision is simple; empower our customers to manage an efficient logistics and customs operation through our easy-to-use software solutions and outstanding customer support.

We understand compliance, having been in the Global Trade Management (GTM) space for over 30+ years. Born from working at various large and small companies, usability, scalability, and efficiency are in our DNA. Our team has been building GTM solutions for almost two decades. We are helping some of the world's most trusted brands manage their compliance. Talk to us at 1-855-4GTKNOW or email us at on how we can make a difference for you.


Our Focus

Stay Ahead of the Game:

We have three goals; be ahead of the government changes, deliver continuous software improvements to increase efficiency, and maintain the "nimble shop attitude" to support your needs quickly.

Professional Approach

What is the best process? Having worked on large to small implementations, we believe there is not a one size fits all approach. Each implementation requires planning; business process evaluation, implementation, integration, change management, training and a continuous feedback loop to ensure things go smoothly.

Personalized Service

We believe that personalized service is the key ingredient that separates GTK from others in this market. Our interactions with our customers are to build a community of thought and a structure for developing knowledge.

"We earn the trust of our customer’s through technical innovation and industry expertise. We believe constant communication and feedback allow us to meet our customer’s needs and deliver great products."

Our Management Team

  • shankar

    Shankar N.
    Ram Founder and Chairman

    Shankar has been an entrepreneur for over 35 years and has been involved in starting multiple companies during that time. His companies have served customers all around the world. Some of his established customers include DHL Worldwide, DHL Express, Mattel Inc, Epson America, Toshiba America, Target Corporation, Mitsubishi Motors of America, Volkswagen America, Subaru Motors, Toyota Motors USA, United Parcel Service (UPS), and Duty-Free Shops (DFS).

    Shankar is an angel investor, mentor, and an entrepreneur. He has had many successful exits, notable among them are the sale of a service company to a Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) company, and the sale of an application software company to a NYSE listed company. He is currently on the board of a few small to medium IT companies. These companies employ over 250 associates and generate millions of dollars in annual sales. His passion is working with start-up companies and working with founders who need operational support and guidance.

    Shankar is actively involved in volunteer organizations. He has been working with TiE Southern California for the past 8 years and has helped revive and organize the TiE Conference for Southern California. He is on the Board of a non-profit educational trust in Chennai that provides free undergraduate engineering education to deserving and needy students. He is also on the board of a US non-profit organization, Food Finders, Inc. based in Lakewood, California whose motto is “Rescuing Food, Reducing Hunger” (

  • Anand

    Raghavendran President & CEO

    Prior to joining GTKonnect as its President & CEO, Anand has held various senior management positions with major corporations. He was a Senior Manager with UPS Supply Chain solutions and VP of operations with ISSI, where he oversaw software operations supporting a large client base and managing numerous implementations timely and on budget.

    Anand has a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Anna University, India and a Masters degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University, California. Anand also holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from PMI.

    Anand enjoys sports and reading

  • Krishnakanth Kotagiri

    Kotagiri Managing Director India & COO

    Krishna has over 14 years of experience in Information Technology involving product development, support, training and project management.

    Prior to joining GTKonnect, Krishna has been with UPS Trade Management Services as a senior Manager overseeing projects, implementation and training for fortune 500 companies.Krishna is a MCT and Microsoft Certified Business Solutions Professional (MCBSP) specializing in Dynamics AX. Krishna has a Bachelor’s degree in engineering from Nagpur university and Supply chain certification from California State University.

    Krishna is actively involved in various cultural organizations and enjoys current affairs, He lives in Hyderabad, India with his wife and 2 children.

  • balaji

    Balasubramanian Senior Vice President

    Balaji has over 19 years of experience in Information Technology involving product development, project management, support. Prior to joining GTKonnect, Balaji was with UPS Trade Management Services as a Project Manager supporting large client base. Balaji holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration and certificate in project management from Keller Graduate School Of Management ,California.

    Balaji enjoys Watching movies, playing cricket and lives in Chennai, India with his wife and son.

  • eashwar

    Raghavan Senior Vice President

    Eashwar has over 17 years of experience in Information Technology involving product and project management. Prior to joining GTKonnect, Eashwar was with Ignify Software Solutions as Senior Manager. He was involved in various areas which includes product design, architecture, sales and account management. Eashwar holds a degree in Advanced Program in Strategic Management – IIM Calcutta.

    Eashwar enjoys reading books and lives in Pune, India with his wife and two sons.

  • lynn

    Alfieri Operations Director

    Lynn has managed our back office since 1993. From our humble beginnings at Importers Software Services thru Netwin Solutions and now GTKonnect, Lynn’s experience in Accounting, Tax, Human Resources and Immigration has made her an integral part of our overall success.

    A long-time resident of Seal Beach, CA, Lynn enjoys volunteering for various local organizations and is a competitive beach volleyball player and golfer.

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Case Studies

5.11 Tactical FTZ Case Study - 1.4

We cannot possibly predict what is going to happen every minute of every day. But we can prepare for it. In the gear we carry. The clothes we wear. The mindset we hold. Whether we are on duty or off road. In country or out of cell range.

360 Degree Predictive Logistics & Supply Chain Management

360° Predictive Logistics & Supply Chain Management is a managed services organization providing Trade Compliance, E2E Logistics Planning, Procurement Services, Supply Chain Analysis, Business Process Engineering, Manufacturing & Operations, Technology Services & Products.

Mitsubishi Motor North America

“With our significant import volume and limited resources, the amount of work required to comply with the ISF requirement would have been unmanageable without an efficient system.

Alcoa 5 Steps to Paperless Entry Processing

Clear over 15,000 rail shipments from Canada annually with a minimal staff of two resources. Also minimize all the additional peripheral activities that take place to support import customs operations.