Kevin Murai, our President and Chief Executive Officer and a Director, joined us in March 2008. He served as Co-Chief Executive Officer until Robert Huang’s retirement in December 2008. Prior to SYNNEX, Mr. Murai was employed for 19 years at Ingram Micro Inc., most recently as President and Chief Operating Officer. During his nineteen-year tenure at Ingram, Mr. Murai served in several executive management positions. He joined StanCorp Financial Group as an outside director on December 1, 2013. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.
Mr. 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, and in 2014 he was promoted to President of North America 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 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; and in February 2012, he was appointed as a member of our Board of Directors. 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 joined SYNNEX in April 2013 as the Chief Financial Officer. 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, 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.
Mr. Caldwell currently serves as the President of Concentrix Corporation. As the global business process outsourcing division of SYNNEX, Concentrix enhances service delivery capability with award-winning expertise in providing clients with platforms and services to support the customer lifecycle. Mr. Caldwell joined EMJ Data Systems Ltd. in 2003 and ultimately joined SYNNEX in 2004 when the Company acquired EMJ Data Systems. His roles expanded over time to include Corporate Development, and Senior Vice President and General Manager of Global Business Services, Concentrix. He has received numerous awards and recognition for his entrepreneurial approach to business.
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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