Kevin Murai is President and Chief Executive Officer and a Director and joined the Company in March 2008. He served as Co-Chief Executive Officer until Robert Huang’s retirement in December 2008. Prior to SYNNEX, Mr. Murai was employed for 19 years at Ingram Micro, Inc., where he served in several executive management positions, including President and Chief Operating Officer and also on the Ingram Micro, Inc. Board of Directors. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.
Dennis Polk is Chief Operating Officer and has served in this capacity since July 2006. Mr. Polk is also a Director and has served in this capacity since February 2012. He had served as 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 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.
Marshall Witt is Chief Financial Officer and has served in this capacity since April 2013. Prior to joining SYNNEX, Mr. Witt was Senior Vice President of Finance and Controller with FedEx Freight. During his 15-year tenure with FedEx Corporation, Mr. Witt held progressive financial and operational roles. Prior to FedEx, he held accounting and finance leadership positions including five years with KPMG LLP as an audit manager for banking and transportation clients. Mr. Witt holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Pacific Lutheran University and a Master’s in Accounting from Seattle University, and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Christopher Caldwell is Executive Vice President and President of Concentrix Corporation and has served in this capacity since February 2014, having previously served as President of Concentrix Corporation since June 2012, Senior Vice President & General Manager of Concentrix Corporation until June 2012, and Senior Vice President, Global Business Development since March, 2007. Mr. Caldwell joined Concentrix in 2004 as Vice President, Emerging Business from the EMJ Data Systems Ltd. purchase in Canada, and has been instrumental in assisting SYNNEX in its build-out of value-add services and business model diversification. Prior to joining Concentrix, Mr. Caldwell served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Coral Tech from 1988 to 2000. Mr. Caldwell serves as a Director of Microland Ltd. and has received numerous rewards and recognition for his entrepreneurial approach to business.
Simon Leung is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary and has served in this capacity since May 2001. Mr. Leung joined SYNNEX in November 2000 as Corporate Counsel. Prior to SYNNEX, Mr. Leung was an attorney at the law firm of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP. Mr. Leung received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Davis in International Relations and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Minnesota Law School.
Mike Vaishnav is Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance and Treasurer and has served in this capacity since 2013. Mr. Vaishnav is responsible for the global treasury, global tax, investor relations, corporate financial planning and analysis, and other corporate-finance-related functions. Mr. Vaishnav joined SYNNEX in 2005 as Vice President Finance and Corporate Controller and was promoted to Senior Vice President in 2009. Prior to joining SYNNEX, Mr. Vaishnav held multiple positions at eBay, Inc. including Senior Director of Financial Integration and Worldwide Operations Controller. Prior to eBay, Mr. Vaishnav held various accounting and finance management positions within other Fortune 500 Companies. Mr. Vaishnav is a Certified Public Accountant in California with multiple degrees, including a Master of Science in Business Administration and Accounting, a Bachelor of Law, a Bachelor of Science in Accounting & Auditing, and a Diploma of Taxation from the M.S. University in India.
Gina Rugani serves as Corporate Vice President, Business Operations. Since joining in 1998, Ms. Rugani has held progressive sales, operational and leadership roles throughout SYNNEX. Ms. Rugani is currently responsible for business operations for the distribution and Hyve Solutions businesses, including the management and design of the company’s proprietary information systems and sales platforms, training and help desk teams and the integration of new business acquisitions. Ms. Rugani is also responsible for the Technology Solutions and Concentrix divisions HRIS operations. Ms. Rugani received her Bachelor degree in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles.