“If you give talented people a creative environment in which to work and the freedom to make their own decisions, they will amaze you.”
– James Letzel, Founder and CEO
An Experienced Team of Innovators:
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Jim began his career in as a sales representative for RR Donnelley in Chicago. He was promoted Vice President and transferred to the West Coast where he was among a pioneering group, which began expanding Donnelley’s international footprint into Asia and Latin America. He left Donnelley and eventually became President of Hong Kong – based Print Pacific Ltd, a division of Pacific Net Markets. While with Print Pacific Jim built the company into a significant Asian sourcing organization, attracting the interest of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) who enabled Print Pacific to build an extensive network of Asian suppliers.
In 2002 Jim left Print Pacific to form Global Sourcing Solutions, Inc. (GSSI) which originally had a print dominated focus. Under his leadership GSSI expanded the product mix to encompass packaging, paper and premium goods as well.
The GSSI Group, now with offices in Beijing, Sao Paulo, London, Dubai, Manila, Hong Kong and Mumbai has quickly grown into a preeminent leader of international project management with an impressive roster of Fortune 500 clients.
Jim is married and lives in Orange County, California. He serves on a number of boards including, GeoTec, Global Discoveries, Inc. as well as serving as Chairman of the Board for the GSSI Group.
Corporate Secretary/Vice President of Finance
As VP of Finance, John oversees the financial complexities associated with a corporation with global offices, operations, and scale, and continues to improve and manage the quickly expanding breadth of the financial treasury and planning associated with that expansion.
Prior to joining GSSI, John already worked in Finance for his family’s business where he developed their accounting system. He remained in that position until immigrating to America in 2004. In this role, he greatly diversified the portfolio into real estate and global trading. Desirous of adding to his international experience, he joined GSSI in 2009 as part of the Accounting department, specializing in international money management.
During this time, John was also responsible for leading GSSI’s expansion into the Philippine market. Upon his promotion to Director of Finance in 2011, he personally directed GSSI’s foreign market organization and structure. As the leading architect of GSSI’s foreign registration strategy, John led the team tasked with establishing GSSI on four continents. In 2013, John earned the title of Corporate Secretary to the GSSI Board of Directors and in 2014, John was promoted to Vice President of Finance and Treasury due to his successful work with the globalized financial task force. In this role, he oversees GSSI’s diverse structural network of accounting teams throughout the world.
John enjoys playing golf, cycling, traveling, and being with his family. He and his wife Angeli, of 7 years have two children, Riley, and Ethan.