Management Team

Kevin Murai, President and Chief Executive OfficerDennis Polk,
President and Chief Executive Officer
Dennis Polk is President and Chief Executive Officer and has served in this capacity since March 2018. Mr. Polk is also a Director since his appointment February 2012. Previously he served as Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Corporate Finance since joining the Company in February 2002. Mr. Polk received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Santa Clara University.
Peter Larocque, 
President, North American Technology Solutions Peter Larocque,
President, North American Technology Solutions
Peter Larocque is President, North American Technology Solutions and has served in this capacity since November 2013, having previously served as President of U.S. Distribution since July 2006, Executive Vice President of Distribution since June 2001, and Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing from September 1997 until June 2001. Mr. Larocque is responsible for SYNNEX’ North American distribution business. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Western Ontario, Canada.
Mitchell Martin, 
President, SYNNEX Canada LimitedMitchell Martin,
President, SYNNEX Canada Limited

In March 2009, Mr. Martin was appointed President, SYNNEX Canada Limited with full P & L responsibility for the Canadian Business. Prior to this, he served as President, Broadline Division for SYNNEX Canada. Mr. Martin joined Merisel Canada's Products department in 1989 where he was instrumental in moving many of the industry's largest suppliers to a two-tiered distribution system. In 1999, he became the Senior Vice President of Product and Inventory Management for Merisel Americas based in El Segundo, California. In 2000, he returned to Canada as President, Merisel Canada. Mr. Martin graduated from York University in Toronto with a Master's degree in Business Administration, with emphasis in the areas of product marketing and product management.
Alan Buttery, Senior Vice President, Financial Operations Alan Buttery,
Senior Vice President, Financial Operations

Alan Buttery is Senior Vice President, Financial Operations. He joined SYNNEX in 1997, and his roles have expanded over time to include responsibility for North America Financial Solutions, Accounts Receivable, Customer Service, and responsibility for U.S. Accounts Payable. Mr. Buttery provides additional support to other SYNNEX business units including Concentrix and SYNNEX Infotec Japan, and he continues to develop innovative financial solutions for all of our constituents. Mr. Buttery has over 20 years of financial operations experience including work in the banking industry. Mr. Buttery holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management of Human Resources from Central Wesleyan College and a Master’s of Business Administration with a concentration in International Business from the University of South Carolina.
Debra LaTourette, Senior Vice President, Human Resources North America Debra LaTourette,
Senior Vice President, Human Resources North America

Debra LaTourette, who currently serves as SYNNEX Corporation’s Senior Vice President, Human Resources North America, began her career with SYNNEX in July of 2004 when she joined as Vice President, Human Resources. She was promoted to Senior Vice President, Human Resources North America in December 2011. Prior to SYNNEX, she held a number of human resource management positions and, during her tenure as Vice President of Human Resources of Sears, she successfully merged the Sears Hardware and Orchard Supply Hardware HR organizations, creating a single, 12,000-employee division of Sears. In addition to more than 30 years of HR management experience, Ms. LaTourette also earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Southern California.
Robert Stegner, Senior Vice President, Marketing, North America Robert Stegner,
Senior Vice President, Marketing, North America

Robert Stegner joined SYNNEX Corporation as Senior Vice President, Marketing, North America, in September 2007. He is responsible for all marketing efforts in the United States and Canada. With over 25 years of progressive channel marketing/sales management experience, Mr. Stegner is a seasoned professional whose marketing leadership has generated tremendous results throughout his career. Prior to joining SYNNEX, Mr. Stegner most recently served as Vice President of Worldwide Market Development for Ingram Micro Inc. Prior to that, at Ingram Micro, he was Vice President of North American Channel Marketing and U.S. Product Marketing, where he led the U.S. product marketing team in developing programs, goals, and strategies. He was responsible for all channel programs focused on the small-to-medium business (SMB) and the government/education markets, as well as, reseller services.


Shawn Ardiel, Vice President, Product Management & Business Development Shawn Ardiel,
Vice President, Product Management & Business Development

Mr. Ardiel started his IT distribution career in Inside Sales with Merisel Canada, in 1999. In 2001, SYNNEX Corporation acquired Merisel and Mr. Ardiel became a corporate trainer, training hundreds of employees sales and operational processes across North America In 2004, building on this experience and inside sales background, Mr. Ardiel was promoted to Inside Sales Manager, successfully leading an inside sales team in Canada, focused on selling to thousands of Small to Medium Sized Value-Added Resellers in the United States. In 2006, Mr. Ardiel returned to his roots within the Canadian market and joined Mark Hardy’s Canadian Product Management team. Here Mr. Ardiel distinguished himself as a leader with vendor partners and team members, embracing evolution within IT, successfully growing partner business, advancing him in 2009 to Manager, in 2011 to Director and then to Senior Director, Product Management in 2013. Mr. Ardiel studied Advertising and Marketing at Georgian College in Barrie ON.
Michael Dunne, Associate Vice President, Sales OperationsMichael Dunne,
Vice President, Operations

Mr. Dunne joined SYNNEX Canada Ltd. in December 1994 as an Inside Sales Representative. Since that time, he has held various positions in the company, including Director of Inside Sales, Director of National Accounts and Director of Business Development. Prior to his employment at SYNNEX, Mr. Dunne held management positions at a Value Added Reseller and at an automobile dealership. In 1985, he graduated from York University in Toronto, Ontario with a degree in Mathematics for Commerce.
Michael Gazdic, Vice President, MarketingMichael Gazdic,
Vice President, Marketing

Mr. Gazdic joined SYNNEX Canada in June 2009 as the Vice President of Marketing and is responsible for leading SYNNEX Canada’s marketing efforts utilizing his expertise in initiating, developing and executing meaningful channel sales programs and marketing campaigns. He is instrumental in the launch and management of Varnex Canada, SYNNEX’ small-to-medium business community designed specifically for the Canadian reseller community. Prior to joining SYNNEX Canada, Mr. Gazdic was formerly with Ingram Micro Canada, Inc. as the Vice President of Vendor Management, where he was responsible for all vendor customized marketing programs, vendor sales specialists and purchasing.
Mark Hardy, Vice President, Product ManagementMark Hardy,
Vice President, Product Management

Mr. Hardy joined the SYNNEX Canada team in 1998 and has held progressive positions in both Marketing and Product Management. Mr. Hardy was promoted to lead the Product Management team in 2005 and was promoted to his current title in 2007. Prior to joining SYNNEX, Mr. Hardy spent more than 10 years in both distribution and retail roles. Mr. Hardy holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Guelph with emphasis in several disciplines.
Keith Jalbert, Vice President, Commercial SalesKeith Jalbert,
Vice President, Commercial Sales

In June 2006, SYNNEX Canada welcomed Mr. Jalbert to the Team as Vice President, Technology Solutions Division. Mr. Jalbert brings over 20 years of experience selling high value IT products to both resellers and end user customers. Prior to joining the SYNNEX Team, he was instrumental in guiding Agilysis/KeyLink Systems in Canada to become a leading high value solution products distribution company.
Jim Kapogianis, Vice President, Retail Sales Jim Kapogianis,
Vice President, Retail Sales

In November 2008, Mr. Kapogianis joined SYNNEX as Director, Sales as part of the Jack Of All Games acquisition, where he also held the role of Director of Sales. In June 2016, he was appointed Vice President, Retail Sales and is responsible for helping shape and grow SYNNEX Canada’s leadership position in the Canadian Retail Channel. Mr. Kapogianis has over 25 years of experience in the North American Retail Industry, where he has held leadership positions at IBM, Take 2 Interactive and Atari. In his 10 year tenure at IBM Canada, Mr. Kapogianis was instrumental in the growth of IBM Canada’s retail presence by helping with all aspects of the expansion of the IBM Store footprint. He has spent time in the US managing Take 2 Interactive and Atari’s largest retails partners, and he has also spent several years in the online channel with Groove Interactive, a Canadian Startup. Mr. Kapogianis was instrumental in the launch and continued success of SYNNEX Canada’s Industry Leading Retail Revolution Event, designed specifically to help the Retail community engage with the leading edge vendor community at SYNNEX.
Pierre D. Montminy, Vice President, Retail Product ManagementPierre D. Montminy,
Vice President, Retail Product Management

Mr. Montminy joined SYNNEX Canada in December, 2010 as Vice-President of Retail Product Management with responsibility for consumer electronics and retail software vendors. Prior to that, Mr. Montminy held senior positions with IBM for 26 years in Sales, Marketing, and Channel Management at both a North American and a Global level. Mr. Montminy earned a Bachelor's degree and a Master's Degree of Applied Science in Engineering from Laval University in Quebec.
Charlie Spano, Vice President, FinanceCharlie Spano,
Vice President, Finance

Mr. Spano joined SYNNEX Canada in October 2009 as Vice President, Finance. Before joining SYNNEX, Mr. Spano was a Vice President of Finance with Canwest Broadcast and Canadian Chief Financial Officer for Ingram Micro Canada. Mr. Spano also spent 7 years with Deloitte & Touche in Mississauga. Mr. Spano is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years experience in Finance, Tax, Business Planning and Analysis, and Treasury. In 1988 he graduated from the University of Toronto at Mississauga with a Bachelor of Commerce.