John Tonnison, Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer

John “JT” Tonnison has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Tech Data since he was named to the position in 2009. He is responsible for the company’s worldwide innovation strategy, IT capabilities and operation, and leads a global technology team, driving innovation through Tech Data’s global enterprise systems and world-class e-business solutions.

JT joined Tech Data in 2001 as Vice President, worldwide ebusiness, leading the development of Tech Data’s e-business strategy and tools, growing the e-business share by 300%. He was subsequently promoted to Senior Vice President, Information Technology for the Americas, continuing to drive Tech Data’s e-business vision and taking responsibility for all business systems technology, application software and operations in the Americas.

Previously, JT served as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at The Sports Network (TSN), U.S. from 1998 until 2001. Prior to joining TSN, JT served as Chief Operating Officer for Ameriquest, U.S., starting in 1996. His early career consisted of several corporate leadership roles in Germany and the United Kingdom.

JT was honored as a CIO of the Year in 2018 by the Tampa Bay Business Journal.