Speaker profile

Tim Curran

Tim Curran

CEO of the Global Technology Distribution Council - Global Technology Distribution Council

Timothy J. Curran has more than 25 years of experience in high-tech sales, strategic planning and reseller channel management. He is the Chief Executive Officer of the Global Technology Distribution Council, an international trade association representing the $100 Billion distribution industry. From 1997 to 2002, Curran served as the senior vice president of sales at Tech Data, the world’s second-largest provider of IT products and logistics services, where he led an organization with more than 1,100 sales, technical support and customer service representatives strategically aligned in dedicated divisions focused on specialized reseller needs.

A recognized leader in the channel, Curran has served as Vice Chairman of CompTia, a reseller trade group and he has been a member of the CRN Editorial Board. He is currently on the Board of Directors of SmartDisk, a provider of digital storage and media products.

Prior to joining Tech Data in April 1997, Curran was vice president and group general manager of Panasonic Computer Peripherals Company headquartered in Secaucus, NJ. Curran was instrumental in developing Panasonic’s overall channel strategy and in building the start up division’s sales to nearly one billion dollars. Curran earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame, a master’s degree from Columbia University in 1975, and he completed his doctorate in international political economics also at Columbia University. His extensive international business experience includes having worked in Japan and Southeast Asia on economic issues relative to the computer industry. Prior to Panasonic, Curran worked in Washington D.C. as a White House economic consultant on US international economic policy pertaining to the high-technology market.




Theater: The Dawning of a New Channel Ecosystem

Wed 05 Oct, 10:00am - 11:00am

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