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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Vice President, Sales and Services, Westcon-Comstor Canada
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. On November 1, 2018, Mr. Ardiel assumed the role of Vice President, Services and Solutions, focusing on driving services and cross sales between our Westcon-Comstor Division and our Legacy SYNNEX Divisions. He is also responsible for RENEWSolv. Mr. Ardiel studied Advertising and Marketing at Georgian College in Barrie ON.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Mr. Anderson joined SYNNEX Canada in June 1997 as Controller. In May 2003, he was appointed AVP Finance. Prior to joining SYNNEX, Mr. Anderson held senior financial positions in the automotive and food distribution industries.
Mr. Anderson is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years of experience in accounting, tax, treasury and risk management. He graduated from Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree.
Senior Director, Sales
Mr. Brown started his career in distribution in December 1999 when he joined Merisel as an ISR responsible for National Accounts. After SYNNEX acquired Merisel, Russ held progressive positions in the company, including Team Leader for all sales divisions; Operations Supervisor, Sales; Sales Manager, Central Var; Senior Sales Manager, National/DMR and Director, Sales National/DMR, where he played a key role in leading a new division dedicated to driving sales with strategic National and DMR Resellers.
In June 2018, Russ was appointed Senior Director, Commercial Sales, responsible for helping shape and grow customers on the SYNNEX legacy portfolio, along with introducing them to a broader portfolio available via the acquisition of Westcon-Comstor including UCC, Security and Networking.
Senior Director, Human Resources, Canada and North American Talent Acquisition
Ms. Kapustin joined SYNNEX Canada in April 2011 as the Human Resources Director responsible for overseeing human resources & health and safety activities across Canada. In December 2017, she was promoted to her current role of Senior Director, Human Resources, Canada and North American Talent Acquisition overseeing the HR team in Canada and the Talent Acquisition team in the US. As well, Ms. Kapustin serves as the Employee Engagement Lead in our national partnership with Kids Help Phone.
Prior to joining SYNNEX, Ms. Kapustin spent 20 years in human resources management roles spanning various industries. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from York University, a Certified Human Resources Management degree from Seneca College and a diploma in Occupational Health & Safety from Ryerson University.