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Background Information

Employment History

JDRF

Viking InterWorks Inc

Company Chief Executive Officer And Chairman

pcOrder.com , Inc.

Senior Vice President and General Manager of North America

Compaq

Sales and Marketing Positions

IBM Corporation

Affiliations

Member
RosettaNet Managing Board

Web References (59 Total References)


CompTIA | IT Hall of Fame | Inducted Members

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Ross Cooley is a member of the 1998 Industry Hall of Fame inductee class. During his time at Compaq, Cooley helped create and refine the organizations channel-only business model. By investing in its partner community, the PC manufacturer significantly expanded its sales reach and quickly grew its market share. Cooley pioneered the channel chief role and set the standard for the industry, balancing his company's goals with the best interests of their solution providers. Under his leadership, Compaq was the first PC vendor to authorize wholesale distributors and the first to allow VARs to open-source its products.

Cooley left Compaq in 1996 to become CEO of pcOrder.com when the business was spun off from Trilogy Software. The two companied merged in 2000 when Trilogy repurchased the outstanding stock in pcOrder.com. Prior to his 12 years at Compaq, Cooley spent 18 years with IBM.


Viking InterWorks

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Viking Components Inc., one of the world's largest and fastest-growing manufacturers of component technology, today announces the appointment of Ross Cooley to its board of advisors.Cooley, chairman and CEO of pcOrder.com, the leading independent provider of Internet-based e-commerce solutions for the computer industry, and former general manager of Compaq's North American business operations, brings extensive e-business and channel knowledge to Viking's board.


Viking InterWorks

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Viking Components Inc., one of the world's largest and fastest-growing manufacturers of component technology, today announces the appointment of Ross Cooley to its board of advisors.Cooley, chairman and CEO of pcOrder.com, the leading independent provider of Internet-based e-commerce solutions for the computer industry, and former general manager of Compaq's North American business operations, brings extensive e-business and channel knowledge to Viking's board.


Ross A. Cooley ...

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Ross A. Cooley

Chairman and CEO
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Ross Cooley is the chairman and chief executive officer of pcOrder, the leading provider of Internet-based electronic commerce solutions that enable the computer industry's suppliers, resellers, and end-users to buy and sell computer products online.Cooley is responsible for overseeing all aspects of pcOrder's strategic direction, operating plans, and product offerings.
Prior to joining pcOrder, Cooley was in charge of Compaq Computer Corporation's North American business and operations.As Senior Vice President and General Manager, Cooley was responsible for the $7 billion United States and Canadian computer business.During his 12 years at Compaq, Cooley built strong relationships with industry executives in the PC channel that have helped pcOrder rapidly secure partnerships within the computer industry.He also directed the company's innovative distribution strategy that propelled Compaq to be the number one personal-computer vendor in the world.Previously, Cooley spent 18 years at International Business Machines Corporation where he held several sales and marketing positions.
As a member of the RosettaNet Managing Board, Cooley continues to shape the future of the industry.RosettaNet, an independent, non-profit organization, is dedicated to promoting an industry-wide initiative to agree on and adopt common electronic business processes worldwide.Cooley has also been selected for the Computer Industry Hall of Fame for his visionary leadership.


Nasdaq IPOs 02/22-02/26/99

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Mr. Ross A. Cooley(512) 684-1100

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