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.
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. Coleman joined SYNNEX Corporation in December of 2009 and serves as Senior Vice President of HP Enterprise Technology Solutions. Before joining SYNNEX, Mr. Coleman most recently served as Executive Vice President and Member of the Executive Committee at Agilysys, Inc. During his tenure, he was Executive Vice President of the approximately $600 million Technology Solutions Group Division where he was responsible for the P&L, development of the strategic direction and day-to-day operations. Prior to that, Mr. Coleman was President of the Agilysys Keylink Systems Group enterprise computer distribution operating division.
Mr. Ichinaga joined SYNNEX in 1984 and has held a variety of Sales and Product Management positions within the company. In October, 1999, Mr. Ichinaga was promoted to Vice President of Business Development, focusing on manufacturing and outsourcing relationships and was promoted in 2001 to Senior Vice President, Systems Integration focusing on our System Builder and OEM customer segment. In 2006, Mr. Ichinaga was promoted to Senior Vice President and General Manager, System. Mr. Ichinaga manages the Product Management, Marketing, Sales, and Design and Integration departments for this division. Mr. Ichinaga received a B.S. in Managerial Economics from the University of California - Davis.
Mr. Towns joined SYNNEX in March 2008. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President of New Age Electronics, Inc. before its acquisition by SYNNEX Corporation. With an extensive background in consumer technology including digital photography, home theater and digital convergence, Mr. Towns was instrumental in expanding distribution partnerships with Kodak and Panasonic and signing additional contracts with such vendors such as Sharp and Samsung. He was responsible for sales, marketing and operations supporting distribution, logistics and product recovery. In addition, Mr. Towns was responsible for web-based training tools and e-commerce initiatives to better support vendors and retailers within the consumer technology channel. Prior to joining New Age, Mr. Towns was a senior vice president at Panasonic, where he progressed through the company in a series of senior management positions. Mr. Towns has creatively designed and implemented new channel strategies, including executing dealer agreements polices, converting small direct dealers to distribution partners and creating on-line programs for internal and external training.
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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