December 12, 2021
5 min read

Get to Know GK: An Interview With Eddie Deyo, Chief Technology Officer

In this series, we sit down with members of the GK Software team to learn more about their experience with the company.  

Tell us a little about your career journey. How did you end up at GK Software? 

I've been around technology nearly all my life, starting out as a toddler sleeping under the tables in the computer lab at NC State University while my mom worked on her computer science degree. I became interested in retail software as a college intern, working on IBM's point-of-sale solution, and have been a part of the industry ever since. I joined GK Software in 2015 when it acquired the company I was working for at the time. 

What is your favorite part of working for GK?  

The people, hands down. There are so many talented people here that prioritize doing a good job and taking care of our customers. Beyond that, we really care about each other as people, not just as coworkers. We have fun together, we celebrate successes together, and we even mourn losses together. 

Is there an implementation, tech advancement, or collaboration effort that you're most proud of during your time at GK?

There have been so many cool projects, it's hard to name just one. One of my favorite things about retail technology is that you get to see your work out in "the real world." It's always a great moment when I can tell my kids, "our software printed that receipt," or "our software processed that credit card."

If I were forced to narrow it down though, I would probably say I'm most proud of our payment processing software, TransAction+. It runs in tens of thousands of locations, has processed millions of dollars of transactions, and is integrated with a dozen different point-of-sale systems. We are currently in the process of making it a part of our cloud offering too, which is very exciting.

What do you think makes GK's offerings unique?

I think GK has approached retail technology in a unique way by offering a retail platform rather than just a point-of-sale system. So many other companies start with the point-of-sale and then try to bolt other systems onto it. GK flipped that concept around by creating a platform that is easy to integrate with, and then building point-of-sale as one of several offerings on top of it. 

Lastly, what do you like to do in your free time? 

My favorite thing to do is travel and see new places with my wife and two children. Beyond that, I love both watching and playing sports, especially basketball and football. I also teach Sunday school and work with the youth at my church. 

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