Dutkowsky is executive chairman of Tech Data's board since 2018, and serves as a strategic advisor to Tech Data's CEO. Previously, he joined Tech Data in 2006 as CEO, and has more than 40 years of experience in the information technology industry, including senior executive positions in sales, marketing and channel distribution with leading manufactuers and software publishers INM, EMC, and J.D. Edwards. Robert M. Dutkowsky was appointed to the Board of Directors in October 2006. He joined Tech Data at that time as Chief Executive Officer. His career began with IBM where, during his 20-year tenure, he served in several senior management positions including Vice President, Distribution - IBM Asia/Pacific. Prior to joining Tech Data, Mr. Dutkowsky was employed as President and CEO of Egenera, Inc. from 2004 until 2006, J.D. Edwards & Co., Inc. from 2002 until 2004 and GenRad, Inc. from 2000 until 2002. Mr. Dutkowsky serves on the board of directors of Egenera. Mr. Dutkowsky holds a B.S. degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University.