Kevin Murai, our President and Chief Executive Officer and a Director, joined us in March 2008. He served as Co-Chief Executive Officer until December 2008. Prior to SYNNEX, Mr. Murai was employed for 19 years at Ingram Micro Inc., during which he served in several executive management positions, including most recently as President, Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Board of Directors. Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors for StanCorp Financial Group, Inc., the Global Technology Distribution Council, and also serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council of the University of Waterloo. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.
Peter Larocque has held a variety of sales positions since joining SYNNEX in 1983. In 1993, he was promoted to Vice President of Sales, and became the Vice President of Sales and Marketing in 1994. In 2001 he was promoted to Executive Vice President, Distribution responsible for product management of SYNNEX' branded systems division. In 2006 he was promoted to President of U.S. Distribution. For the past several years, Mr. Larocque has also been responsible for product management of SYNNEX' branded products, including the Communications, Networking and Peripheral product divisions. Mr. Larocque received a B.S. degree in Economics from the University of Western Ontario, Canada in 1983.
Dennis Polk, has served as a member of the Board since February 2012. Mr. Polk joined SYNNEX in 2002 as Senior Vice President of Corporate Finance and in the same year became Chief Financial Officer. In 2006, he was promoted to Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Polk serves on the Board of Directors of Terreno Realty Corporation. At Terreno, Mr. Polk serves on the Audit Committee, Compensation Committee, and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Before joining SYNNEX, Mr. Polk held executive positions at DoveBid Inc., a capital asset disposition services firm and Savoir Technology Group, Inc., a computer systems distributor and contract manufacturer. Mr. Polk started his career at Grant Thornton LLP, where he exited as an Audit Manager. A graduate of Santa Clara University, Mr. Polk received his Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Marshall Witt, our Chief Financial Officer, joined SYNNEX in April 2013. Prior to SYNNEX, Mr. Witt was Senior Vice President of Finance and Controller with FedEx Freight. During his fifteen-year tenure with FedEx Corporation, Mr. Witt held progressive financial and operational roles. Prior to FedEx Freight, he held accounting and finance leadership positions including five years with KPMG LLP as an audit manager for banking and transportation clients. Mr. Witt holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Pacific Lutheran University, a Masters in Accounting from Seattle University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Christopher Caldwell is Executive Vice President and President of Concentrix Corporation and has served in this capacity since February 2014, having previously served as President of Concentrix Corporation since June 2012, Senior Vice President & General Manager of Concentrix Corporation until June 2012, and Senior Vice President, Global Business Development since March, 2007. Mr. Caldwell joined Concentrix in 2004 as Vice President, Emerging Business from the EMJ Data Systems Ltd. purchase in Canada, and has been instrumental in assisting SYNNEX in its build-out of value-add services and business model diversification. Prior to joining Concentrix, Mr. Caldwell served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Coral Tech from 1988 to 2000. Mr. Caldwell serves as a Director of Microland Ltd. and has received numerous rewards and recognition for his entrepreneurial approach to business.
Simon Leung serves as our Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary and has served in this capacity since May 2001. Mr. Leung joined SYNNEX in November 2000 as Corporate Counsel. Prior to SYNNEX, Mr. Leung was an attorney at the law firm of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP. Mr. Leung received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Davis and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Minnesota Law School.
Mr. Vaishnav joined SYNNEX in 2005 as the Vice President Finance and Corporate Controller and was promoted to Senior Vice President in 2009. Prior to SYNNEX, Mr. Vaishnav most recently held multiple positions at eBay, Inc. as the Senior Director of Financial Integration and Worldwide Operations Controller. Prior to eBay, Mr. Vaishnav held various accounting and finance management positions within other Fortune 500 Companies. Mr. Vaishnav is a Certified Public Accountant in California with multiple degrees, including a Master of Science in Business Administration and Accounting, a Bachelor of Law, a Bachelor of Science in Accounting & Auditing, and a Diploma of Taxation from the M.S. University in India.
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