CLEARWATER, Fla., Aug. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Tech Data (Nasdaq: TECD) today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Rich Hume, Tech Data's chief executive officer, to its 2018 list of Top 100 Executives. This annual list recognizes leaders from the technology industry who have played an integral role in shaping today's IT channel, whether by driving huge cultural shifts, creating rich new opportunities or forging innovative routes to success.
Hume became CEO of Tech Data in June 2018 after serving two years as executive vice president, chief operating officer. During his time as COO, in addition to overseeing the company's regional operations, he played an instrumental role in a transformational acquisition, leveraging his extensive technology industry experience and deep operational expertise to create a long-term global strategy for the combined company. Prior to joining Tech Data, Hume spent more than 30 years at IBM, holding a variety of global executive positions.
"I am honored to be recognized by CRN for having an impact on Tech Data's continued success and strategic focus," said Hume. "Tech Data's ability to continuously innovate and evolve in the channel, in order to help our channel partners succeed, is attributable to the skills and passion of our people. I am honored to work with such a talented group of professionals around the world."
"Visionary and strategic leadership can make the difference between just surviving and actually excelling in this period of disruptive change for the IT channel," said Bob Skelley, CEO, The Channel Company. "In order for technology suppliers and solution providers to thrive and stay ahead of the competition, they need leaders who are able to envision both the future of the channel and the role their organization needs to play in order to create that reality. CRN's 2018 Top 100 Executives embody these qualities. They are change agents who deliver unwavering guidance to their companies, always asking where are we headed and not being afraid to take the necessary steps to get there."
About Tech Data Tech Data connects the world with the power of technology. Our end-to-end portfolio of products, services and solutions, highly specialized skills, and expertise in next-generation technologies enable channel partners to bring to market the products and solutions the world needs to connect, grow and advance. Tech Data is ranked No. 83 on the Fortune 500® and has been named one of Fortune's World's Most Admired Companies for nine straight years. To find out more, visit www.techdata.com or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
About The Channel Company The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelco.com
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