Industry Veteran to Lead Company’s Worldwide Suite of Cloud Marketplace Technologies
CLEARWATER, Fla., July 19, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced the appointment of Bob Kruger to vice president, StreamOne. In this role, Kruger will lead the scope, platform development, and support functions for Tech Data’s StreamOne suite of cloud marketplace and integration technologies, which power the company’s award-winning Cloud Solutions Store and provide partners with white label and integration capabilities to power their own cloud businesses. Kruger will be responsible for the inspiration, direction, and management of the consulting, technical, and agile development teams for StreamOne across the company’s worldwide operations. He will report to John Tonnison, the company’s executive vice president, Cloud Computing and chief information officer.
“I am thrilled to welcome Bob to lead StreamOne, which is the engine of our cloud business and its continued innovation,” said Tonnison. “He brings an outstanding depth of commercial software development leadership with prestigious software innovators like Microsoft, Cisco, and BMC, combined with a passion for the new horizon and born-in-the-cloud Silicon Valley community. Bob’s background is perfectly matched to the success and ambition of Tech Data’s StreamOne portfolio of cloud and digital-age subscription, consumption, provisioning, and business management tools to help our partners master their journeys to the cloud.”
Kruger has nearly 40 years of experience in the computing industry, covering a diverse range of technologies including distributed computing, systems management, data management, archiving and data protection, networking, security, virtualization, and web content management. Most recently, he served as the chief executive officer of Apakau, Inc., an early-stage Silicon Valley startup whose services prevent distributed denial of service attacks that impact dynamic data from mobile apps and IoT devices. Previously, he served as senior vice president, Engineering at DNN Corp., the steward and commercial provider of the leading open source web content management system and web application platform for the Microsoft ecosystem, running on premise and in the cloud. Prior to DNN Corp., he served as senior vice president of Engineering at start-ups SmApper Technologies, Mimosa Systems, and Mendocino Software, all of which had teams operating in Silicon Valley and various countries throughout Europe and Asia. Kruger’s career also includes senior executive roles at NDCHealth, Citrix Systems, and BMC Software following a successful career of more than 10 years at Microsoft, where he last oversaw systems management products, including the creation of the Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM) and Common Information Model (CIM) industry standards.
Kruger was a major contributor and technical reviewer for Bill Gates’ second book, “Business @ the Speed of Thought,” and a contributing author to Aspatore Books’ “Inside the Minds: Making Critical Technology Decisions.” Kruger holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), with follow-on studies at the National Autonomous University of Mexico and the AeA/Stanford University Executive Institute for management of high-technology companies.
About Tech Data
Tech Data Corporation is one of the world’s largest wholesale distributors of technology products, services and solutions. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value added services enable 105,000 resellers to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users in more than 100 countries. Tech Data generated $26.4 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2016. It is ranked No. 108 on the Fortune 500® and one of Fortune’s “World’s Most Admired Companies.” To learn more, visit www.techdata.com, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.