CDW (CDW) Appoints Anand Rao as Chief Marketing Officer


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CDW (Nasdaq: CDW), today announced the addition of two new chief strategy and marketing officers. Anand Rao joins the organization as chief marketing and digital officer while Michael Drory has joined as senior vice president of strategy and business development. Both leaders will sit on the company’s executive committee and report to Sona Chawla, director of growth and innovation.

Rao joins CDW from AutoNation where he served as Senior Vice President, Digital Affairs. He previously held positions of increasing responsibility at McKinsey & Company, IBM Global Business Services, Diamond Technology Partners (now part of PwC) and Lincoln Financial Group. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, an MS in Environmental Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology, and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pune in India.

Drory comes to CDW from ADT Security Services, where he most recently served as Vice President, Operations and Consumer Sales Strategy. Prior to joining ADT, Drory spent nearly eight years at McKinsey & Company where he worked primarily in enterprise technology and corporate sales and marketing. He holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in finance from the University of Florida and a JD from the University of Pennsylvania.

“Both Anand and Michael have significant experience providing transformational leadership in a variety of complex industries,” Chawla said. “They will play a key role in advancing CDW’s market positioning and customer engagement strategies. I am delighted to welcome these two dynamic leaders to the CDW leadership team.

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