London, ON – December 8, 2016 – StarTech.com announces that Lynn Smurthwaite-Murphy has been named President effective December 5th, 2016. As President, Ms. Smurthwaite-Murphy will lead the Executive Team and overall operations of StarTech.com.
Before joining StarTech.com, Ms. Smurthwaite-Murphy previously served as the Executive Vice President at Westcon-Comstor North America where she was responsible for a complex $2.6B, 600 employee and four business unit organization. In this role, she developed a deep knowledge of P&L functions as well as the inner workings of the I.T. supply chain with all of the inherent complexities around navigating an indirect channel model.
Among many critical accomplishments, which included the launch of a global survey, a mentoring program, and employee development, she co-founded a global diversity committee, Women at Westcon, that boasts over 400 members. Her employee satisfaction rated among the highest of the regions as well as the external benchmarks in some key areas.
“Lynn brings tremendous experience and a track record of success to the organization,” said Paul Seed, CEO, StarTech.com. “Lynn’s background in IT as a leader with a successful distribution company will be invaluable to StarTech.com as we work towards our long-term growth objectives and continue our global expansion. We feel fortunate to have Lynn on the StarTech.com team in this important leadership role.”
“I am excited to take on this role and look forward to working with Paul and the entire StarTech.com team to ensure StarTech.com achieves its ambitious growth objectives in the coming years,” commented StarTech.com President, Lynn Smurthwaite-Murphy. “StarTech.com’s history of success speaks for itself and I hope to continue that tradition as the company grows as a global leader in IT connectivity products.”
In addition to her experience at Westcon-Comstor, Ms. Smurthwaite-Murphy has served as a Director of The Halton Children’s Aid Society, working on behalf of the Government of Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth. She also serves on several advisory boards for some of the top I.T. companies in the U.S. as well as Sheridan College in Ontario, Canada.
She has been featured many times as one of U.S. and Canada’s Top I.T. executives including the “Power List”, “Channel Chiefs”, “Top 100 people you should know” and “Top 100 Most Powerful Women” in Computer Reseller News, Computer Dealer News and IT News. Ms. Smurthwaite-Murphy has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Guelph.
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