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Steven W. Alesio

Fellow, Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative

Steven Alesio currently serves as a member of our Board of Directors and as a manager of CDW LLC, our wholly owned subsidiary. Alesio is currently a Fellow at Harvard’s Advanced Leadership Initiative, a multi-disciplinary educational program to prepare experienced leaders to take on new challenges in the social sector, a position he commenced in January 2018.


From 2010 to 2017, Alesio served as an Operating Partner at Providence Equity Partners L.L.C., a global asset management firm. Prior to joining Providence Equity, Alesio served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Dun & Bradstreet Corporation, a provider of credit information on businesses and corporations. After joining Dun & Bradstreet in 2001 as Senior Vice President, Alesio served in various senior leadership positions. In 2002, Alesio was named President and Chief Operating Officer, and was elected to the board of directors. In January 2005, Alesio was chosen to be the Chief Executive Officer, and in May of that year, he became Chairman of the Board, a position he held until his departure in 2010. Alesio also spent 19 years with the American Express Company, where he served in marketing and general management roles.


Alesio serves on the board of directors of Alfresco Software and Vector Learning. During the past five years, Alesio also served on the boards of directors of Altegrity, Inc., Ascend Learning, Blackboard Inc., Genworth Financial, Inc., Study Group and TwentyEighty. Alesio is the founding sponsor for the non-profit All Stars Project of New Jersey, which provides outside-of-school leadership development and performance-based education programming to thousands of inner-city young people in Newark and its surrounding communities. Alesio is a graduate of St. Francis College where he earned a bachelor’s degree and a graduate of University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School where he earned a Master of Business Administration.