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Leadership

Our Executive Team

 

Jens Montanana
CEO, Datatec
Executive Chairman, Westcon-Comstor

The founder and principal architect of Datatec (Westcon-Comstor’s parent company), Jens Montanana currently serves as the CEO of Datatec and assumed the role of executive chairman of Westcon-Comstor in 2017. In 1994, Jens became chairman and CEO of Datatec, which listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in November 1994 and on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange in 2006. He co-founded the U.S. start-up Xedia Corp. in Boston, Massachusetts, an early pioneer of network switching and one of the market leaders in IP bandwidth management, which was subsequently sold to Lucent Corp. Jens also served as managing director and VP of USRobotics Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of USRobotics Inc. which was acquired by 3Com in 1997. He has previously served on the boards and subcommittees of various public companies, and currently serves as chairman of Corero PLC. Jens graduated with a degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Reading.
 
 

Ivan Dittrich
Group CFO, Datatec
CFO, Westcon-Comstor

In addition to his role as Group CFO for Datatec, Ivan Dittrich became the CFO of Westcon-Comstor in September 2017, responsible for the global finance functions of the company. On 30 May 2016, he re-joined Datatec as Group CFO after three years at Vodacom, under the same title. Prior to his tenure at Vodacom, Ivan spent 13 years with Datatec holding a number of senior executive positions, including Group CFO. He began his career at Deloitte in South Africa and also worked for PriceWaterhouseCoopers in London. Ivan is qualified as a Chartered Accountant (South Africa) and has a B.Com. from the University of Pretoria. He also has completed the Oxford Advanced Management and Leadership program at SaÏd Business School.
 
 

David Grant
COO, Westcon-Comstor

With more than 25 years of IT industry and channel experience, David Grant is Westcon-Comstor’s COO, responsible for the operational leadership and management of all commercial operations in the business across EMEA and APAC. David has held several executive leadership roles with the company serving as EVP of Global Partner Sales and Business Operations and as SVP of Solution Practices and Vendor Management in EMEA. He came to Westcon-Comstor from European distributor Crane Telecommunications, where he served as CEO until the company's acquisition in 2007. David also held leadership roles with Canon in the UK across direct sales, marketing, investments and acquisitions, retail and channel management. His advanced education includes a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Brunel University and the Senior Executive program at Henley Management College.
 
 

Pedro Galatas
Chief Strategy and Services Officer
Westcon-Comstor

A proven distribution thought leader with more than two decades of IT experience, Pedro Galatas is Westcon-Comstor's Chief Strategy and Services Officer charged with the strategy and launch of the company's value-added Services, Cloud and Renewals initiatives worldwide. Pedro also is responsible for the overall leadership of the company’s technology and communications strategies. He comes to Westcon-Comstor from security and data center distributor Afina where he was the founder and CEO in charge of managing operations in Iberia, North Africa and Latin America, growing the company to 14 offices across 12 countries and three continents. During his career, he was recognized as 2000 "Spanish Entrepreneur of the Year" for his work in technology innovation. Pedro’s advanced education includes a B.A. in Economics from Notre Dame University, an MBA from IESE Business School and an Executive Program at Singularity University.
 

 

Adam Kuta
CIO, Westcon-Comstor

With nearly three decades of experience leading technology initiatives across a range of industry sectors, Adam Kuta currently serves as Westcon-Comstor EVP and CIO. Adam is responsible for the company's IT architecture development and investments, helping to effectively transform the next-generation infrastructure. Adam comes from Coach Inc. where he championed an integrated IT roadmap in support of operational expansions. As the company's SVP of Information Technology, Adam implemented the application and infrastructure necessary to support and improve multiple efficiencies. His additional experience includes 14 years at Avon, leading a range of IT transformations to foster growth for the beauty and personal care leader. Adam's advanced education includes a B.S. in Accounting from Southern Connecticut State University, an MBA in Finance from the University of Connecticut and a Doctorate in Computing Professional Studies from Pace University.
 
 

Patrick Aronson
EVP of Asia Pacific, Westcon-Comstor

A 25-year technology distribution veteran, Patrick Aronson serves as EVP of Asia Pacific for Westcon-Comstor responsible for the company's business across Southeast Asia, Greater China, Japan, Korea as well as Australia and New Zealand. Previously Patrick was Westcon-Comstor's VP of Asia growing the region's Comstor, Westcon Security Solutions and Services businesses in Asia. Prior to his tenure at Westcon-Comstor, Patrick spent a decade leading Motorola's mobile phone business in Southeast Asia which helped generate more than $3 billion in revenue. He also spent five years as managing director at Brightstar where he developed the company's engagement strategy and grew its mobility business. Patrick has a bachelor's degree in Economics and Asian Studies from Hobart College in New York and is fluent in Vietnamese, Thai and English.
 
 

David Corcoran
CFO of Asia Pacific, Westcon-Comstor

With more than 17 years of tenure with Westcon-Comstor International, David Corcoran serves as CFO for the Asia Pacific region. He joined the company in the role of Finance controller in the Australian business and has held several roles over the past 17 years including Commercial Manager, Operations Director and Chief Operations Officer. David began his career with the Irish Chartered Accounting firm Niall M Hogan & Company, where he completed his financial training and qualified as a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). David moved to Australia and worked on a number of projects for companies including the Australian Broadcasting Corp., Symphony Australia and the Australian National Audit office. Since arriving in Australia, David has qualified as a Fellow of the ACCA.
 
 

Jon Toohey
CFO of EMEA, Westcon-Comstor

Having an extensive background in financial leadership, Jon Toohey serves as CFO for Westcon-Comstor’s EMEA region. Jon previously was the CFO for Westcon-Comstor in Europe in the mid-2000s, moving on to Travelport as the Group VP of Finance, while they successfully listed on the NYSE. Jon returned to WestconGroup in 2016. His experience also includes Danka Office Imaging CFO for Europe and Australia. He has held a wide range of financial leadership roles at Reckitt Benckiser, Exel (now DHL) and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Jon is a qualified member of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Institute of Directors. He is also a member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers and received a B.Com (Honours) degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.