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CDW Corp (CDW.OQ)

CDW.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Thomas Richards

64 2019 Executive Chairman of the Board

Christine Leahy

54 2019 President and Chief Executive Officer and Director

Collin Kebo

52 2018 Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Christina Corley

51 2019 Chief Operating Officer

Elizabeth Connelly

54 2018 Chief Human Resource Officer, Senior Vice President - Coworker Services

Jonathan Stevens

49 2009 Senior Vice President - Operations, Chief Information Officer

Frederick Kulevich

53 2017 Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Douglas Eckrote

54 2017 Senior Vice President - Small Business Sales and E-commerce

Mark Chong

48 2017 Senior Vice President - Strategy and Marketing

Christina Rother

55 2018 Senior Vice President – Integrated Technology Solutions

Matthew Troka

48 2011 Senior Vice President - Product and Partner Management

Neil Fairfield

2015 Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer

David Nelms

58 2018 Independent Lead Director

Virginia Addicott

55 2016 Independent Director

Steven Alesio

65 2009 Independent Director

Barry Allen

70 2018 Independent Director

James Bell

70 2015 Independent Director

Benjamin Chereskin

60 2013 Independent Director

Lynda Clarizio

58 2015 Independent Director

Paul Finnegan

66 2013 Independent Director

Joseph Swedish

67 2015 Independent Director

Donna Zarcone

61 2011 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Thomas Richards

Mr. Thomas E. (Tom) Richards is re designated as Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company effective January 1, 2019. Mr. Richards previously served as our Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer until his retirement in December 2018. Mr. Richards was named President and Chief Executive Officer in October 2011 and Chairman in January 2013. From 2009 to October 2011, Mr. Richards served as our President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining CDW, Mr. Richards held leadership positions with Qwest Communications International Inc., a broadband Internet-based communications company. From 2008 to 2009, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and from 2005 to 2008 as Executive Vice President of the Business Markets Group. Mr. Richards also has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Clear Communications Corporation and as Executive Vice President of Ameritech Corporation.

Christine Leahy

Ms. Christine A. Leahy is President and Chief Executive Officer and Director of the company. Ms. Leahy joined CDW in 2002 as the Company’s first general counsel. In 2016, Ms. Leahy was appointed Senior Vice President - International, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary. Ms. Leahy was appointed to her current role in July 2017. Prior to joining CDW, Ms. Leahy served as a corporate partner in the Chicago office of Sidley Austin LLP where she specialized in mergers and acquisitions, strategic counseling, corporate governance and securities law. Ms. Leahy serves as Vice Chair of the board of trustees of Children’s Home and Aid. She also is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago and The Chicago Network. In addition, she is a founder and current sponsor of CDW's Women’s Opportunity Network, a business resource group dedicated to helping women advance and grow into tomorrow’s leaders. Ms. Leahy is a graduate of Brown University where she earned a bachelor’s degree and a graduate of Boston College Law School where she earned her Juris Doctor. She also completed the CEO Perspective and Women’s Director Development Programs at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Collin Kebo

Mr. Collin B. Kebo has been appointed as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company., effective January 1, 2018. From 2008 to December 2017, Mr. Kebo was Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis and, in 2016, he also became Chief Financial Officer - International. Prior to joining CDW in 2008, Mr. Kebo held a series of senior finance positions with PepsiCo, Inc., a beverage company. Most recently, he was Vice President of Sales Finance for PepsiCo’s Quaker, Tropicana and Gatorade businesses. Prior to that, Mr. Kebo served as Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer for Gatorade North America. Mr. Kebo is a graduate of DePauw University where he earned a bachelor’s degree and a graduate of Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business where he earned his Master of Business Administration in Finance.

Christina Corley

Ms. Christina M. Corley has been appointed Chief Operating Officer of the Company effective January 1, 2019. Additionally, Ms. Corley is responsible for ensuring that the Company is continuing to build and fully leverage its global capabilities while delivering a consistent customer experience. Ms. Corley served as Senior Vice President - Corporate Sales from 2011 to July 2017. Prior to joining CDW in 2011, Ms. Corley served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Zones, Inc. (“Zones”), a provider of IT products and solutions, from 2006 to 2011. She served as Executive Vice President of Purchasing and Operations for Zones from 2005 to 2006. She served as President of Corporate PC Source (“CPCS”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Zones, from 2003 to 2005. Prior to its acquisition by Zones, Ms. Corley served as Chief Executive Officer of CPCS from 1999 to 2003. Ms. Corley began her career in sales and marketing, holding various positions at IBM, Dataflex and VisionTek. She currently serves as a board member of the Boys and Girls Club of Chicago. Ms. Corley is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she earned a bachelor’s degree and a graduate of Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management where she earned a Master of Business Administration in management and strategy.

Elizabeth Connelly

Ms. Elizabeth Connelly is appointed as Chief Human Resource Officer, Senior Vice President - Coworker Services of the company effective end of December 2018. She joins CDW from J.P. Morgan Chase where she most recently served as managing director and head of the Healthcare, Higher Education and Not-for-Profit Commercial Banking business. With more than 30 years of experience managing a spectrum of complex businesses and delivering consistently strong results, Connelly brings a broad base of knowledge to CDW and a track record of being a strategic and decisive leader. She is highly regarded in the Chicago business community and recognized for her ability to identify and recruit talent, build high-performing teams and foster best-in-class culture and work practices.

Jonathan Stevens

Mr. Jonathan J. Stevens serves as Senior Vice President - Operations, Chief Information Officer of the Company. Mr. Stevens joined CDW in 2001 as Vice President-Information Technology, was named Chief Information Officer in 2002 and was named Vice President-International and Chief Information Officer in 2005. In 2007, he was named Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer and assumed his current role in 2009. Prior to joining CDW, Mr. Stevens served as regional technology director for Avanade, an international technology integration company formed through a joint venture between Microsoft and Accenture from 2000 to 2001. Prior to that, Mr. Stevens was a principal with Microsoft Consulting Services and led an information technology group for a corporate division of AT&T/NCR. He currently serves on the board of directors of SingleWire Software, LLC. Mr. Stevens is a graduate of the University of Dayton where he earned a bachelor’s degree.

Frederick Kulevich

Mr. Frederick (Rick) J. Kulevich has been appointed as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the Company., effective October 16, 2017. Mr. Kulevich joined CDW in 2006 as Director, Ethics and Compliance. In 2014, he was appointed Vice President and Assistant General Counsel and in 2016 he was named Vice President and Deputy General Counsel. Mr. Kulevich was appointed to his current role in October 2017. Before joining CDW, Mr. Kulevich served as Associate General Counsel and Deputy Chief Compliance Officer of Aon Corporation, a global professional services firm. Prior to Aon Corporation, Mr. Kulevich was with Sears, Roebuck and Co., a national retail chain, in a series of senior legal positions. Mr. Kulevich is a graduate of West Liberty University where he earned a bachelor’s degree and a graduate of The John Marshall Law School where he earned his Juris Doctor.

Douglas Eckrote

Mr. Douglas E. Eckrote is a Senior Vice President - Small Business Sales and E-commerce of the Company effective January 1, 2017. dditionally, he oversees CDW’s eCommerce operations. Mr. Eckrote joined CDW in 1989 as an account manager and quickly rose through the ranks. Since joining the Company, he has served in a variety of management roles of increasing responsibility. Mr. Eckrote was appointed Director of Operations in 1996, Vice President of Operations in 1999, Senior Vice President of Purchasing in April 2001, Senior Vice President of Purchasing and Operations in October 2001, Senior Vice President of Operations, Services and Canada in 2006, and Senior Vice President of Strategic Solutions and Services in 2009. He was appointed to his current role in August 2016. Mr. Eckrote currently serves on the National Board of Make a Wish of America, the Board of Directors of The Northern Illinois Food Bank, the Board of Trustees of The Center for Enriched Living and the Advisory Board of Feed My Starving Children. Mr. Eckrote is a graduate of Purdue University where he earned a bachelor’s degree and a graduate of Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management where he earned an Executive Master of Business Administration.

Mark Chong

Mr. Mark C. Chong is a Senior Vice President - Strategy and Marketing of the Company effective January 1, 2017. Mr. Chong joined CDW in November 2016. Prior to joining CDW, Mr. Chong served as a Partner in the Chicago office of Bain & Company, a global management consulting firm (“Bain”), and as a leader in the Technology, Media and Telecom practice as well as the Customer Strategy and Marketing and Mergers & Acquisition practice areas. Mr. Chong was with Bain from 1999 to 2003, and then again from 2007 to 2016. From 2003 to 2007, Mr. Chong served as Director of Corporate Strategy and then Vice President of Strategy and Marketing for the Aerospace Business of Honeywell, Intl. Mr. Chong is a graduate of the University of Chicago where he earned a bachelor’s degree and a graduate of University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School where he earned a Master of Business Administration.

Christina Rother

Ms. Christina V. Rother serves as Senior Vice President – Integrated Technology Solutions of the Company. Ms. Rother joined CDW in 1991 as an account manager. In 2002, she was appointed Vice President for Education and State and Local Sales. In 2005, she was chosen to lead our newly formed healthcare sales team. Beginning in 2006, Ms. Rother has held various positions ranging from Group Vice President of CDW Government LLC, President of CDW Government LLC and Senior Vice President of Sales. In September 2011, Ms. Rother assumed her current role as Senior Vice President of Public and Advanced Technology Sales. Prior to joining CDW, Ms. Rother held a number of sales positions with technology companies including Laser Computers and Price Electronics. Ms. Rother currently serves as chair of the board of directors of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois. Ms. Rother is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago where she earned a bachelor’s degree.

Matthew Troka

Mr. Matthew A. Troka serves as our Senior Vice President - Product and Partner Management of the Company. Mr. Troka joined CDW in 1992 as an account manager and became a sales manager in 1995. From 1998 to 2001, he served as Corporate Sales Director. From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Troka was Senior Director of Purchasing. From 2004 to 2006, Mr. Troka served as Vice President of Purchasing. From 2006 to 2011, Mr. Troka was Vice President of Product and Partner Management. Mr. Troka was appointed to his current role in 2011. Mr. Troka is a graduate of the University of Illinois where he earned a bachelor’s degree.

Neil Fairfield

Mr. Neil B. Fairfield is Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of the Company. Fairfield joined CDW as director of financial accounting in 2014 and has served as acting controller since February 2015. Prior to joining CDW, Fairfield was senior vice president of corporate finance at HSBC North America. He also held finance and accounting positions in London with HFC Bank Limited, JPMorgan Chase and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Fairfield is a chartered accountant and holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Nottingham.

David Nelms

Mr. David W. Nelms is an Independent Lead Director of the Company. Mr. Nelms is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Discover Financial Services, Inc., a direct banking and payment services company. Mr. Nelms was elected Chairman of the Board at Discover in January 2009, having served as Chief Executive Officer since 2004, and President and Chief Operating Officer from 1998 to 2004. Prior to joining Discover, Mr. Nelms worked at MBNA America Bank from 1991 to 1998, most recently as Vice Chairman. From 1990 to 1991, he was a senior product manager for Progressive Insurance. Mr. Nelms served as a management consultant with Bain & Company from 1986 to 1990. Mr. Nelms also serves on the boards of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the Executives’ Club of Chicago and Junior Achievement of Chicago. He is a member of the Financial Services Roundtable and a member of the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago. Mr. Nelms is a graduate of University of Florida where he earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a graduate of Harvard Business School where he earned a Master of Business Administration.

Virginia Addicott

Ms. Virginia C. Addicott is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Addicott is the President and Chief Executive Officer of FedEx Custom Critical, a North American expedited freight carrier, a position she has held since June 2007. Ms. Addicott joined FedEx Custom Critical in 1999 as Division Managing Director, Service and Safety, and in 2001 became Division Vice President, Operations and Customer Service. Prior to joining FedEx Custom Critical, Ms. Addicott spent thirteen years at Roberts Express, Inc. (acquired by FedEx Custom Critical in 1999) in various operations roles.

Steven Alesio

Mr. Steven W. Alesio is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Alesio is a business executive currently serving on several company boards. From 2010 to 2017, Mr. Alesio served as an Operating Partner at Providence Equity Partners L.L.C., a global asset management firm. Prior to joining Providence Equity, Mr. Alesio served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Dun & Bradstreet Corporation, a provider of credit information on businesses and corporations, a position he held from 2005 to 2010. Mr. Alesio joined Dun & Bradstreet in 2001 as Senior Vice President, was named President and Chief Operating Officer and elected to the board of directors in 2002, and became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in 2005. Prior to joining Dun & Bradstreet, Mr. Alesio spent 19 years with the American Express Company, where he served in marketing and general management roles.

Barry Allen

Mr. Barry K. Allen is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Allen serves as an Operating Partner at Providence Equity Partners L.L.C., a global asset management firm. Prior to joining Providence Equity in 2007, Mr. Allen was Executive Vice President of Operations at Qwest Communications International Inc., a broadband Internet-based communications company. Previously, he served as President of Chicago-based Ameritech Corp., where he began his career in 1974 and held a variety of executive appointments including President and Chief Executive Officer of Wisconsin Bell and President and Chief Executive Officer of Illinois Bell. Mr. Allen also is President of Allen Enterprises, LLC, a private equity investment and management company he founded in 2000.

James Bell

Mr. James A. Bell is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Allen serves as an Operating Partner at Providence Equity Partners L.L.C., a global asset management firm. Prior to joining Providence Equity in 2007, Mr. Allen was Executive Vice President of Operations at Qwest Communications International Inc., a broadband Internet-based communications company. Previously, he served as President of Chicago-based Ameritech Corp., where he began his career in 1974 and held a variety of executive appointments including President and Chief Executive Officer of Wisconsin Bell and President and Chief Executive Officer of Illinois Bell. Mr. Allen also is President of Allen Enterprises, LLC, a private equity investment and management company he founded in 2000.

Benjamin Chereskin

Mr. Benjamin D. Chereskin is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Chereskin is President of Profile Capital Management LLC, an investment management firm. Prior to founding Profile Capital in 2009, Mr. Chereskin was a Managing Director of Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC, a private equity investment firm, having co-founded the firm in 1992. Prior to the founding of Madison Dearborn, Mr. Chereskin was with First Chicago Venture Capital for nine years.

Lynda Clarizio

Ms. Lynda M. Clarizio is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Clarizio served as Executive Vice President, Strategic Initiatives (September 2017 to January 2018) and President of U.S. Media (August 2013 to September 2017) at The Nielsen Company (US), LLC, a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers watch and buy. Prior to joining Nielsen, Ms. Clarizio served as Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Operations of AppNexus, Inc., a programmatic advertising platform, from November 2012 to April 2013. From 2009 to 2012, Ms. Clarizio served as Chief Executive Officer and President of INVISION, Inc., a provider of multiplatform advertising solutions to the media industry. From 1999 to 2009, she held a variety of executive positions with AOL Inc., a media technology company, including most recently President of Platform-A (AOL’s consolidated advertising businesses) and President of Advertising.com (an AOL subsidiary). Prior to joining AOL, Ms. Clarizio was a partner at the Washington, DC law firm of Arnold & Porter, where she practiced law from 1987 through 1999.

Paul Finnegan

Mr. Paul J. Finnegan is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Finnegan is the Co-Chief Executive Officer of Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC, a private equity investment firm. Prior to co-founding Madison Dearborn in 1992, Mr. Finnegan was with First Chicago Venture Capital for ten years. Previously, he held a variety of marketing positions in the publishing industry, both in the United States and Southeast Asia.

Joseph Swedish

Mr. Joseph R. Swedish is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Swedish is a Senior Advisor at Anthem, Inc., a leading health benefits provider, a position he has held since May 2018. Mr. Swedish served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Anthem from 2013 to November 2017, became Chairman in 2015 and became Executive Chairman in November 2017. Prior to joining Anthem, Mr. Swedish was President and Chief Executive Officer of Trinity Health, an eighteen-state integrated health care delivery system, from 2004 to 2013. Mr. Swedish also has held CEO and senior leadership positions with Centura Health, Hospital Corporation of America and other healthcare enterprises. Mr. Swedish also is the co-founder and partner of Concord Health Partners, LLC, a private equity firm focused on strategic investing in healthcare portfolio companies.

Donna Zarcone

Ms. Donna F. Zarcone CPA is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Zarcone is the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Economic Club of Chicago, a civic and business leadership organization, a position she has held since February 2012. She served as Interim President of The Economic Club of Chicago from October 2011 to February 2012. From January 2007 to February 2012, she served as the President, CEO and founder of D.F. Zarcone & Associates LLC, a strategy advisory firm. Prior to founding D.F. Zarcone & Associates, Ms. Zarcone was President and Chief Operating Officer of Harley-Davidson Financial Services, Inc., a provider of wholesale and retail financing, credit card and insurance services for dealers and customers of Harley-Davidson. After joining Harley-Davidson Financial Services, Inc. in 1994 as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Ms. Zarcone was named President and Chief Operating Officer in 1998. Prior to joining Harley-Davidson Financial Services, Inc., Ms. Zarcone served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Chrysler Systems Leasing, Inc. from 1982 through 1994 and in various management roles at KPMG/Peat Marwick from 1979 through 1982. Ms. Zarcone is a certified public accountant.