Christine A. LeahyChief Executive Officer
Christine A. Leahy is chief executive officer of CDW. As CEO, Leahy is responsible for the strategic direction and performance of the company, leading the senior management team and ensuring that CDW’s go-to-market models remain highly relevant to its customers today and well into the future.
Leahy has held numerous roles at CDW, most recently serving as chief revenue officer, where she was responsible for all customer-facing units of the company including its corporate, public, small business, international and integrated technology solutions organizations. Prior to that role, Leahy was senior vice president, international, where she led the development of the company’s international strategy, including the acquisition of Kelway, now CDW UK, and was responsible for the performance of its international business. Leahy also acted as chief legal officer. Prior to joining CDW in 2002 as the company’s first general counsel, Leahy was a corporate partner in the Chicago office of Sidley Austin, an international business law firm.
Leahy earned a bachelor’s degree from Brown University and a doctorate of law from Boston College Law School. She completed the CEO Perspectives Program at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, as well as the Women’s Director Development Program at Kellogg. Leahy is past chair of the board of trustees of Children’s Home and Aid. She is also a member of the Economic Club of Chicago and The Chicago Network. In addition, Leahy is a founder and a sponsor of CDW’s Women’s Opportunity Network, a business resource group that actively and strategically supports women’s advancement at CDW.
Jill M. BillhornSenior Vice President, Corporate Sales
Jill Billhorn is senior vice president of corporate sales for CDW. She is responsible for all aspects of the corporate sales force, including sales force strategy, structure, goals, operations, revenue generation, and training and development.
Prior to assuming her current role in January 2019, Billhorn served as vice president, strategic solutions sales for CDW, where she was responsible for developing and enabling the go-to-market strategy for solutions and services across both the corporate and public businesses. Previously, Billhorn served as vice president of the East region and as vice president of the small business segment. Prior to joining CDW in 2010, she was the managing director for business development at Holden International, a leading sales training and development company. Before that, she spent 18 years managing and developing successful sales organizations for telecommunications firms AT&T, Ameritech and MCI. As sales center vice president with AT&T, she was responsible for significantly growing a $200 million revenue base consisting of telecommunications products and services provided to many of the top 50 customers headquartered in Chicago.
Billhorn earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is active in supporting the advancement of women in the technology industry through groups such as CDW’s Women’s Opportunity Network. She also works with organizations that support youth wellness and sports programs.
Mark ChongSenior Vice President, Strategy and Marketing
Mark Chong is senior vice president of strategy and marketing for CDW. Chong is responsible for corporate strategy, business development and all marketing functions including analytics and insights, brand, advertising and sponsorships, campaign planning and execution, and corporate communications.
Prior to joining CDW, Chong was a partner at Bain & Company, a global management consulting firm. While there, he helped business-to-business companies develop or enhance their go-to-market strategies through his expertise in Bain’s customer strategy and marketing, digital, and industrial goods and services practices. Chong also assisted clients to address issues such as corporate and business unit strategy, customer strategy, sales force effectiveness and post-merger integration and operations. Before Bain, he held executive positions at Honeywell International, where he served as vice president of strategy and marketing for the aerospace business.
Chong earned a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Chicago and a master’s degree in business administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He serves on the board of directors for Make-A-Wish Illinois.
Elizabeth H. ConnellyChief Human Resources Officer and Senior Vice President, Coworker Services
Elizabeth Connelly is chief human resources officer and senior vice president of coworker services for CDW. Connelly is responsible for the company’s coworker services strategy and all aspects of its human capital plan, including talent acquisition and employment branding, organizational and leadership development, sales training, compensation, benefits, diversity and inclusion, performance management and succession planning.
Prior to joining CDW in 2018, Connelly served as the head of the Healthcare, Higher Ed. and Not-for-Profit Commercial Banking business unit at J.P. Morgan Chase, a leading global financial services firm, where she led business groups that were national in scope and provided treasury, credit and specialized industry solutions to more than 3,000 clients. Previously, she served as the firm’s Midwest Region Head for the Private Wealth Management business unit, where she delivered investment, banking and trust services to high-net-worth individuals, families and foundations. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan Chase, Connelly held a series of roles with increasing responsibility at Bank One.
Connelly earned a bachelor’s degree in foreign service from Georgetown University and a master’s degree in business administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. She serves as a director of the Chicago Network, Catholic Extension and the Polk Bros. Foundation. She is also a trustee for the Shedd Aquarium, the Harris Theater for Music and Dance and the Steppenwolf Theatre. Additionally, she is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago and the Executives Club of Chicago.
Christina M. CorleyChief Operating Officer
Christina M. Corley is chief operating officer for CDW. Corley is responsible for all customer-facing units of CDW, including its corporate, public, small business, integrated technology solutions, international, sales operations, service operations and residency organizations.
Previously, Corley was senior vice president of commercial and international markets for CDW, where she was responsible for all aspects of the corporate sales force and for CDW’s international growth platform, including CDW Canada and CDW UK, CDW’s U.K.-based technology solutions provider with locations in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Prior to joining CDW in 2011 as senior vice president, corporate sales, Corley was president and chief operating officer of Zones, where she also served as executive vice president of operations and as president of Corporate PC Source (CPCS), a wholly owned subsidiary. Prior to its acquisition by Zones in 2003, Corley was the chief executive officer of CPCS and with her partners grew it to a $100 million company. Corley began her career in sales and marketing holding various positions at IBM, Dataflex, a value-added reseller, and VisionTek, a PC hardware company.
Corley earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a master’s degree in business administration concentrating on management and strategy from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She serves on the board of directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Chicago and Skills for Chicagoland’s Future and is a member of The Chicago Network.
Douglas E. EckroteSenior Vice President, Small Business Sales and eCommerce
Douglas E. Eckrote is senior vice president of small business sales and eCommerce at CDW. Eckrote is responsible for managing all aspects of CDW’s small business unit, including sales force strategy, structure, goals, operations, revenue generation, and training and development, as well as the technical solutions and services and marketing functions specific to small business. Additionally, he oversees CDW’s eCommerce operations. Eckrote joined CDW in 1989 as an account manager and quickly rose through the ranks. Since joining the company, he has served in a variety of management roles of increasing responsibility. Eckrote was appointed director of operations in 1996, vice president of operations in 1999, senior vice president of purchasing in April 2001 and senior vice president of purchasing and operations in October 2001. He was promoted to senior vice president of operations, services and Canada in 2006, and in 2009 he was appointed to the role of senior vice president of strategic solutions and services. He took over the small business unit in 2016. Eckrote earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural sales and marketing from Purdue University and an executive master’s degree in business administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He serves on the board of directors of The Northern Illinois Food Bank, the board of trustees of The Center for Enriched Living and the board of trustees of Westlake Christian Academy. In 2002, he was named one of Crain’s Chicago Business’ “Forty Under Forty” business leaders.
Neil B. FairfieldVice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer
Neil Fairfield is vice president, controller and chief accounting officer for CDW. Fairfield is responsible for the internal and external financial reporting process, including SEC reporting, operational accounting, accounts payable, partner finance and commissions processing.
Fairfield joined CDW in 2014 as director of financial accounting. He served as acting controller from February 2015 to August 2015, when he was named vice president and controller and principal accounting officer. In April 2017, he was promoted to chief accounting officer. Prior to joining CDW, Fairfield was senior vice president of corporate finance at HSBC North America, a banking and financial services organization. He also held finance and accounting positions in London with HFC Bank Limited, JPMorgan Chase and PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has extensive experience leading large teams and driving both organizational change and process re-engineering.
Fairfield earned a bachelor’s degree from Nottingham University and is a chartered accountant.
Collin B. KeboSenior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Collin Kebo is senior vice president, chief financial officer and executive committee member for CDW. Kebo is responsible for financial planning and analysis, accounting, treasury, tax, investor relations, risk management, internal audit and real estate. Prior to his current role, Kebo served as vice president, financial planning and analysis and chief financial officer, international, and was responsible for planning, pricing and international finance. Kebo joined CDW in 2008 after holding a series of senior finance positions with PepsiCo, including vice president of finance and chief financial officer for Gatorade North America and Quaker Foods North America. Kebo earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from DePauw University and a master’s degree in business administration concentrating on finance from Indiana University.
Bob F. KirbySenior Vice President, Public Sales
Bob Kirby is senior vice president of public sales for CDW. Kirby is responsible for managing all aspects of CDW’s public sector sales forces, including sales force strategy, structure, goals, operations, revenue generation, and training and development.
Kirby joined the company in 1998 as director of marketing, a role he held until 2002, when he transitioned to the sales department as director of corporate sales for CDW. In 2005, Kirby was promoted to senior director of corporate sales, a role he held until assuming the role of senior director of K-12 education sales in 2006. Kirby was then promoted to vice president of K-12 sales, and in 2011, he became vice president of Federal and state and local sales. He was promoted to his current position in July 2018. Before joining CDW, Kirby worked at IBM, where he held various marketing and sales positions of increasing responsibility between 1989 and 1998.
Kirby earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Northwestern University’s School of Engineering and a master’s degree in business administration concentrating on marketing and international business from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
Rick KulevichSenior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Rick Kulevich is senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for CDW. Kulevich is responsible for the legal, corporate governance, enterprise risk management, ethics and compliance functions.
Kulevich joined CDW in 2006 and served as vice president and deputy general counsel prior to assuming his current role. Before joining CDW, Kulevich served as associate general counsel and deputy chief compliance officer for Aon Corp., a global professional services firm. Prior to Aon, Kulevich was with Sears, Roebuck and Co., a national retail chain, in a series of senior legal positions.
Kulevich earned a bachelor’s degree from West Liberty University and a doctorate of law from The John Marshall Law School.
Christina V. RotherSenior Vice President, Integrated Technology Solutions
Christina V. Rother is senior vice president of integrated technology solutions for CDW. Rother is responsible for CDW’s technology solutions teams focusing on cloud, mobility, security, collaboration, data center and services.
After joining CDW in 1991 as an account manager, Rother quickly rose through the ranks. In 1998, she participated on the team that created CDW Government (CDW-G), a wholly owned subsidiary of CDW, and in 2002 she was appointed vice president for education and state and local government sales. Rother’s responsibilities expanded in 2005, when she was chosen to lead the company’s newly formed healthcare sales team. She served as group vice president of CDW-G from 2006 to 2009, when she became vice president of sales and president of CDW-G. In 2011, in addition to retaining her position as CDW-G president, Rother was promoted to senior vice president of sales, focusing on public sector and advanced technology sales. She assumed her current position in July 2018. Prior to joining the company, Rother held a number of sales positions with technology companies including Laser Computers and Price Electronics.
Rother earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to fostering educational improvements through her work at CDW-G, she serves as director emeritus for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois.
Brittany A. SmithVice President, Investor Relations and Financial Planning and Analysis
Brittany Smith is vice president, investor relations and financial planning and analysis for CDW. Smith is responsible for all aspects of the investor relations function. In addition, she holds responsibility for financial planning, mergers and acquisitions, pricing, and providing financial recommendations and business decision support for leaders across the company.
Prior to joining CDW in 2017, Smith served as chief financial officer of Envoy Global, a venture capital-backed global immigration services technology startup. Smith also served as a director at Madison Dearborn Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm, where she focused on investments in technology, media and telecommunications services companies including CDW, Intelsat, The Topps Company and TransUnion. Previously, Smith worked as an analyst at Morgan Stanley Capital Partners (now Metalmark Capital).
Smith earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and international studies from Northwestern University and a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School.
Jonathan J. StevensSenior Vice President, Operations and Chief Information Officer
Jonathan J. Stevens is senior vice president of operations, chief information officer and executive committee member for CDW. Stevens is responsible for the strategic direction of CDW’s information technology. Additionally, he is responsible for CDW’s distribution centers, transportation, facilities, customer relations and operational excellence practices. Stevens joined CDW in 2001 as vice president of information technology. He was named chief information officer in 2002. In addition, he served as CDW’s vice president, international and was in charge of the strategic direction of the company’s international business focus, including CDW Canada, from 2005 to 2006. He was promoted to his current role in 2009. Previously, Stevens served as regional technology director for Avanade, an international integration company formed as a joint venture between Microsoft and Accenture. Before Avanade, Stevens was a principal consultant with Microsoft Consulting Services and led an IT group for a corporate division of AT&T/NCR. Stevens earned a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems management from the University of Dayton. He serves on the Board of Directors of Singlewire Software, an emergency notification software company.
Matthew A. TrokaSenior Vice President, Product and Partner Management
Matthew A. Troka is senior vice president of product and partner management for CDW. Troka is responsible for managing CDW’s relationship with its community of industry-leading technology partners. In addition, he directs the day-to-day operations of CDW’s procurement team, keeping a broad selection of technology readily available to customers.
Troka joined CDW in 1992 as an account manager. He quickly rose through the ranks and moved into sales management in 1995 as a sales manager. In 1998, Troka was promoted to corporate sales director and served in this capacity until 2001, when he was appointed senior director of purchasing. Prior to assuming his current role, Troka served as vice president of product and partner management from 2006 to 2011 and as vice president of purchasing beginning in 2004.
Troka earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing and business administration from the University of Illinois. He is a board member of Encompass Championship Charities.
Robert J. WelykiVice President, Treasurer and Assistant Secretary
Robert J. Welyki is vice president, treasurer and assistant secretary for CDW. Welyki is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company’s cash and debt management. Additionally, he oversees CDW’s treasury and tax functions, including accounts receivable and credit, risk management and payroll, as well as CDW’s benefit and stock option plan administration. Welyki began his CDW career as director of tax and treasury. Prior to joining CDW, he served as tax director, vice president and treasurer for CCC Information Services, a software company. Before CCC Information Services, Welyki was a tax manager at Price Waterhouse. Welyki, a certified public accountant (CPA), earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Illinois. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Illinois CPA Society and the Tax Executives Institute.