Douglas E. Eckrote, Senior Vice President, Strategic Solutions and Services
Douglas E. Eckrote
Senior Vice President, Strategic Solutions and Services
Doug Eckrote is senior vice president of strategic solutions and services and executive committee member of CDW, a leading provider of technology solutions to business, government, education and healthcare.
is responsible for CDW's technology specialist teams focusing on servers and storage, unified communications, security, wireless, power and cooling, networking, software licensing and mobility solutions.
also holds responsibility for CDW Canada, Inc.
Eckrote joined CDW in 1989 as an account manager and quickly rose through the ranks.
Since joining the company, he has served in a variety of management roles of increasing responsibility.
Eckrote was appointed director of operations in 1996, vice president of operations in 1999, senior vice president of purchasing in April 2001 and senior vice president of purchasing and operations in October 2001.
He was promoted to senior vice president of operations, services and Canada in 2006 and assumed his current role in 2009.
Prior to joining CDW, Eckrote worked in outside sales for Arrow Electronics and Cintas Uniform Company.
Eckrote holds a B.S. in agricultural sales and marketing from Purdue University and an Executive M.B.A. from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.
From 2003-2009 he served on the Board of Directors for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois, completing the last two years as Board Chair.
He currently serves on the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America National Chapter Performance Committee.
Eckrote served on the Board of Directors for the Center for Enriched Living from 2002-2008, serving as Vice President from 2004-2005, President from 2006-2008 and currently Board Emeritus.
In 2002, he
was named one of Crain's
Chicago Business "Forty Under Forty" business leaders.