Thomas Richards

Thomas Richards

Florida, United States

Mr. Richards is a corporate director and was Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of CDW Corporation (a provider of integrated information technology solutions) until December 2019. He previously served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of CDW Corporation until December 2018. Mr. Richards was named President and Chief Executive Officer of CDW Corporation in 2011 and Chairman in 2013.

Prior to joining CDW Corporation in 2009 as President and Chief Operating Officer, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Qwest Communications International Inc. (a telecommunications company) from 2008 to 2009 and before then as Executive Vice President of the Business Markets Group. Mr. Richards also served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Clear Communications Corporation (a telecommunications company) and as Executive Vice President of Ameritech Corporation (a telecommunications company). He is Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the University of Pittsburgh and a director of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre.

Mr. Richards is a director of BCE and Bell Canada since May 2020.  He is also a director of Northern Trust Corporation.