The historic merger between Synnex and Tech Data completed on Sept.1, creating an entity called TD Synnex with a combined $59.8 billion in revenue that takes over the top spot as the industry’s largest IT distributor, pushing rival Ingram Micro to the No. 2 position for the first time in over three decades.
Accordingly, Rich Hume, the CEO of the combined company and CEO of Tech Data starting in 2018, updated his LinkedIn account in September to reflect his new role. TD Synnex is based in Clearwater, Fla., and Fremont, Calif.
Hume will lead the combined company while Synnex President and CEO Dennis Polk will serve as the executive chair of the board of directors.
Hume joined Tech Data after 30-plus years at IBM. He left IBM in 2016 with the title of general manager and chief operating officer of Global Technology Services.