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Job Title: Senior Account Manager
Company: SYNNEX Corp.
Years in Industry: 16
Where You Grew Up, Live Now: Born and raised in Greenville SC; currently still reside there
Education: Clemson University
Accomplishments: For 16 years I have worked for one of the best distributors in the IT channel – SYNNEX Corp. – and I feel proud to be a part of such a stable industry leader. I maintain that being a valued sales professional is all about building trusting relationships with our customers and vendors.
What I Like Best About My Job: The people I work with.
Pastime/Hobby: Anything outside with my kids and wife, hunting, and fishing.
Last Book Read: Act Like Men by James MacDonald
Favorite Movie: The Big Lebowski
Best Concert: Pearl Jam
My Hero, and Why: My dad; he’s my best friend and one person I’ve always looked up to.
What Makes You Believe the CE Industry Will Thrive in the Next 5 Years: Our dependency as a society on technology will continue to drive the CE industry well past the next 5 years. Technology over the last 5 years has established itself deep into the primary education classroom. These generations of kids do not know life without smart devices; as they grow older, this need will evolve with better solutions, but the need for CE devices will always be there.