Tech Data EVP, CIO John Tonnison to Lead Worldwide Cloud Business
In a rare instance of saddling an executive with multiple positions, Tech Data (TECD) has appointed current executive vice president and chief information officer John “JT” Tonnison as the head of its worldwide cloud business, responsible for overseeing the company’s cloud dealings in the Americas and EMEA.
He will continue to report to company CEO Bob Dutkowsky as he assumes his new role.
“JT has played an integral role in setting our global strategy and leads a high-performing, multicultural, international organization that has a tremendous depth of experience as practitioners of cloud and hybrid solutions, integration, and migration,” said Dutkowsky, in a statement. “His outstanding business mind and understanding of the IT channel, combined with his understanding of technology and its real-world applications, make him an ideal leader to drive growth in cloud offerings for Tech Data and our channel partners.”
Tonnison began his career in the IT space in the early 90’s as director of Information Technology at Frontline Distribution, a U.K.-based magazine sales and distribution company, according to LinkedIn. He served in leadership roles at several other IT-centric companies until joining Tech Data in 2001 as the distributor’s vice president of Worldwide e-Business. Tonnison took on the role of executive vice president and chief information officer at Tech Data in 2009.