Tech Data today announced it has appointed Sammy Kinlaw as senior vice president of endpoint solutions for the company’s Americas region. Kinlaw brings more than 20 years of experience in IT and distribution across multiple Tech Data vendor partners. In this role, Kinlaw is responsible for leading the relationships and strategic operations for Tech Data’s endpoint solutions vendors to ensure Tech Data continues to deliver higher value to its channel partners through an unrivaled end-to-end portfolio.
“Sammy’s experience and depth of knowledge across a host of technologies and vendors as well as his deep understanding of the channel make him a perfect fit for Tech Data,” said John O’Shea, President, Americas, Tech Data. “We are pleased to welcome him to the company and look forward to the impact he will have on our business in service to our channel partners.”
“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Tech Data throughout my career as a vendor, and I’m thrilled to now join the company at a pivotal time in its transformation,” Kinlaw said. “I look forward to bringing my experience from the vendor side to help Tech Data better serve all its stakeholders.”
Kinlaw’s technology and distribution background has been consistently recognized in the industry, including being named among CRN’s “Most Influential Channel Executives” for the past five years. He joins Tech Data from Lexmark International, where he served as vice president of channel and OEM sales. Prior to joining Lexmark in 2018, Kinlaw spent 13 years at Lenovo, most recently as vice president, North America channel, and U.S. SMB. He began his career with IBM with his last role being a business unit executive. Kinlaw holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.