Mr. Richard T. Hume, also known as Rich, serves as Chief Executive Officer & Director of Tech Data Corp. since June 06, 2018. He was the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Tech Data Corporation from March 24, 2016 until June 06, 2018. Mr. Hume joined Tech Data following a 30-year career with IBM. He served as General Manager and Chief Operating Officer of Global Technology Services at International Business Machines Corporation since January 2015.
Tech Data Corporation (commonly referred to as Tech Data) is an American multinational distribution company specializing in IT products and services headquartered in Clearwater, Florida. Tech Data provides a broad range of product lines, logistics capabilities and value-added services that enable technology manufacturers and resellers, such as Apple, Cisco, Dell, Fortinet, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Hewlett-Packard Inc., IBM, Lenovo, LG, Microsoft, Samsung, Sony, Symantec, Trend Micro, Viewsonic and VMware, to deploy IT solutions.
Tech Data is now one of the world's largest distributors of IT products and services, generating $37.7 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2017. The company ranked No. 83 on the 2018 Fortune 500 and one of Fortune's "World's Most Admired Companies."