Apex Alumni: Douglas E. Eckrote
Douglas E. Eckrote serves as Senior Vice President, Strategic Solutions and Services, at CDW Corporation and is responsible for technology specialist teams focusing on servers and storage, unified communications, security, wireless, power and cooling, networking, software licensing and mobility solutions. Through the end of 2015, Mr. Eckrote had responsibility for CDW Canada. Mr. Eckrote joined CDW in 1989 as an account manager. Mr. Eckrote was appointed Director of Operations in 1996, Vice President of Operations in 1999 and Senior Vice President of Purchasing in 2001. In 2001, he was also named Senior Vice President of Operations. He was named Senior Vice President of Operations,
Services and Canada in 2006 and assumed his current role in 2009. Prior to joining CDW, Mr. Eckrote worked in outside sales for Arrow Electronics and Cintas Uniform Company. Mr. Eckrote currently serves on the board of directors of The Northern Illinois Food Bank, the board of trustees of The Center for Enriched Living and the board of trustees of Westlake Christian Academy. Mr. Eckrote is a graduate of Purdue University where he earned a bachelor’s degree and a graduate of Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management where he earned an Executive Master of Business Administration.