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CRN Exclusive: Synnex CEO Kevin Murai And His Successor, Dennis Polk, Discuss The Future Of Distribution

Kevin Murai, outgoing Synnex CEO, and Dennis Polk, who takes over on March 1, discuss the challenges ahead for Synnex and for distribution as a whole.

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Leadership Transition: Murai And Polk Look At The Future Of Synnex And Distribution

On March 1, Kevin Murai, the long-time president and CEO of Synnex, will step away after 35 years of distribution management, including 10 years as president and CEO of Synnex. The last 10 years have seen massive changes at both Synnex and in the distribution business in general, including the $830 million acquisition of Westcon Americas under Murai's watch.

Murai (pictured, left), however, is not yet ready to walk away from Synnex. He is taking over a Synnex's chairman of the board where he can still keep his hand in distribution while getting more rounds of golf.

Taking over as president and CEO is Dennis Polk, who has most recently served as Synnex's chief operating officer. Polk, a 16-year Synnex veteran, started out in the company's financial department and served as the chief financial officer.

Murai and Polk recently sat down with CRN to look at the future of Synnex at a time when upheavals in the IT industry are changing the nature of distribution.

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