John Tonnison has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Tech Data since 2009. In this role, he leads the strategic direction, operations, and go-to-market execution of the company's worldwide cloud business and is responsible for the company’s worldwide business systems technology, application software, and IT operations. Tonnison joined Tech Data in 2001 as Vice President, Worldwide E-Business, leading the development of Tech Data's E-Business strategy and tools. He was promoted to Senior Vice President, IT Americas in 2006. Prior to joining Tech Data, he held executive management positions in the U.S., United Kingdom, and Germany with TSN, Ameriquest, Log 2000, Frontline Distribution, and Mancos Computers. In April 2015, Tonnison was named to Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders list. A dedicated advocate for diversity and inclusion, he was honored with the Silver Medallion Award by Community Tampa Bay in May 2015. He also serves on the board of Florida Businesses for a Competitive Workforce and the advisory board of Equality Means Business.