John Teltsch - Growth-Focused IBM Sales Executive

About John Teltsch

Over the course of his career at IBM, John Teltsch has facilitated domestic and global sales for a broad range of growth areas. He draws on his experience in software and hardware, as well as cloud services and analytics, the latter two of which he focuses on in his current role as the general manager of Global Business Partners at IBM. In this role, John Teltsch drives revenue from a diverse cohort of partners, including value-added distributors (VADs) and independent software vendors (ISVs), as well as cloud and managed service providers.

John Teltsch comes to this role after gaining experience as a general manager with IBM's analytics and global markets divisions. In his leadership for the latter division, he served a client cohort that drove a large percentage of the company's global revenue for 2015.

Mr. Teltsch has also served the company in a number of other executive positions, both in the United States and in Europe. He proved successful in centralizing operations centers across Europe and later consolidated the company's two regional European software units into a single center, thus improving productivity and increasing client numbers.

Mr. Teltsch continues to lead growth as part of IBM's Chairman's Performance Team, through which he works with fellow leading general managers to work toward the company's fiscal goals. Also a member of the company's acceleration team, he collaborates with the 350 most experienced executives in the organization to act on development and innovation in both business and technology.