Tech Data Announces Leadership Changes

Tech Data, a global IT distributor and solutions aggregator, announced three key leadership appointments as part of ongoing business transformation efforts. The restructure reflects Tech Data Americas’ strategic priority to operate more cohesively and drive higher value for customers and vendors.

The Tech Data Americas leadership appointments include:

  • Sammy Kinlaw, Senior Vice President of North American Sales – Kinlaw has 25 years’ experience as a technology and channel leader. Previously worked in leadership positions at IBM, Lenovo and Lexmark. Kinlaw joined Tech Data last October to lead the Endpoint Solutions business
  • Kevin Kennedy, Senior Vice President of Endpoint Solutions – Kennedy has more than 25 years’ experience as a technology and channel leader. Previous leadership roles were at Arrow Electronics, VCE and Dell. He joined Tech Data in 2017 to lead the Advanced Solutions business
  • Stacy Nethercoat, Senior Vice President of Advanced Solutions – Nethercoat has been a Tech Data and channel leader with more than 20 years’ experience. Leadership roles have included marketing, sales, product management and cloud computing.

“Change creates opportunity. The transformation work Tech Data has been pursuing created an opportunity to tap into the talents of our experienced leadership team,” said Tech Data President of the Americas John O’Shea. “Sammy, Kevin and Stacy are all channel technology veterans who will add value at every step of the Tech Data partner and vendor experience.”

As part of these leadership changes, Marty Bauerlein, who has been with the company since 2005, will be leaving it.

“Our channel partners rise to the challenge of transformation every day to meet their clients’ needs,” said O’Shea. “As a leadership team at Tech Data, we’re committed to constantly challenging ourselves to transform to meet the needs of our partners, so they can help companies do great things with technology well into the future.”