Dr Alicia Makaye
Alicia Makaye, Ph.D. President and CEO of GXA
Dr. Alicia Makaye. is the President and CEO of GXA, a Dallas-Fort Worth area IT Solutions provider that helps other businesses take command and control of their IT. The “A” in GXA, Dr. Alicia Makaye co-founded the company with her spouse George Makaye in 2004. She thrives in her diverse roles – award-winning entrepreneur, philanthropist, U.S. Air Force veteran, wife, and mother of two.

Most recently Dr. Makaye was recognized as the 2020 Women's Veterans Enterprise Center Business Pitch Winner for State of Texas; SEI Dallas Women in Technology Luminary Award Nominee 2020; Dallas Business Journal Minority Business Leader Award 2019; Alumna of the Year at UT-Dallas – Public and Nonprofit Management Program 2019; Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Minority Women Business Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2019.

Dr. Makaye frequently speaks and participates in activities that foster youth development. She currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Dallas College Foundation as well as on the UT Dallas Diversity Advisory Council and MPA Advisory Board. She also is an Advisory Board Member for the Richardson Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. Makaye has led the GXA community outreach initiatives including Adopting a Veteran Family, providing financial literacy workshops for the youth and backpack drives. GXA collected and donated over 100 computers to Imani Bridges to empower men and women in Nigeria. In 2018, GXA collected and donated over 300 computers to the community locally and internationally.

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GXA is an award-winning IT consulting company located in Richardson, Texas. GXA was recognized by Inc. as one of the fastest growing IT companies in the nation in 2014, 2019, and 2020 and as one of Texas’ most inspiring and fastest growing companies in 2020.

Founded in 2004 and incorporated in 2008, GXA is a managed service provider (MSP) that provides solutions and support to innovate businesses, improve operational efficiencies, achieve competitive advantages, and simply put – build stronger businesses. Since its inception, GXA has helped hundreds of companies in dozens of industries in the Dallas-Fort Worth area transform their technology from an expense to a profit center. 

GXA provides IT solutions, consulting, disaster, and business continuity planning services, managed technology solutions, backup & data recovery, cybersecurity, and cloud computing services. Businesses outsource their IT services to GXA for peace of mind which includes 24/7 network monitoring.