Management & Board of Directors

Management & Board of Directors

Corporate Leadership

Richard Leeds
Richard Leeds
Executive Chairman
Richard Leeds Richard has been with Systemax for over 35 years and has served as Chairman and CEO from 1995 to 2016. He also served as President of the Company’s Industrial Products group until 2011. He guided the Company from its IPO in 1995 to its becoming a Fortune 1000 leading international multichannel merchant.
Robert Leeds
Robert Leeds
Vice Chairman
Robert Leeds Robert has been with Systemax for over 40 years and has served as its Vice Chairman since 1995. He also served as President of the Company’s Domestic Operations until 2005 and as Chief Executive of the North American Technology Products Group from 2013 to 2015.
Bruce Leeds
Bruce Leeds
Vice Chairman
Bruce Leeds Bruce has been with Systemax for over 40 years and has served as its Vice Chairman since 1995. He also served as President of the Company’s International Operations until 2005. He is instrumental in the development and execution of the Company’s strategy.
Barry Litwin
Barry Litwin
Chief Executive Officer
Barry Litwin Barry was appointed CEO of the company in 2019 and has served as Director since 2017. Barry was previously the Chief Executive Officer of Adorama, Inc., a leading multi-channel retailer of professional camera, audio, and video equipment. He has also served in executive roles overseeing the e-commerce businesses and digital strategy for Sears Holdings, Inc., Office Depot, and Newark Electronics, Inc., in addition to serving as an advisor to several early stage technology companies. Barry graduated from Indiana University with a BS degree, and an MBA in Operations from Loyola University, Quinlan School of Business in 1992.
Ritesh Chaturbedi
Ritesh Chaturbedi
Senior Vice President & Chief Operations Officer
Ritesh Chaturbedi Ritesh joined Systemax in 2019 as Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer. Prior to joining Systemax, Ritesh worked in various senior leadership roles with broad responsibility for operations, procurement, customer service, technology and other key functions. He has led critical growth operations across multiple industry environments and his recent experience includes: Ditech Holding Corporation, Amazon.com, Sears and Fareportal.
Eric Lerner
Eric Lerner
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Eric Lerner Eric joined Systemax as its General Counsel in May 2012. He was previously a senior corporate partner at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel, a corporate partner, Co-Chair of the National Corporate Department and member of the Board of Directors of Katten Muchin Zavis Rosenman, and a corporate partner and Chair of the Corporate Department of Rosenman & Colin. He received his JD degree from the University of Chicago and his undergraduate degree from SUNY Binghamton.
Manoj Shetty
Manoj Shetty
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Manoj Shetty Manoj joined Systemax in 2000 and has served in several Information Technology roles since that time. Prior to joining Systemax, Manoj was employed at Mercator (ultimately acquired by IBM) and in the manufacturing sector.
Donna Fielding
Donna Fielding
Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Donna Fielding Donna joined Systemax in 2018 as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. Prior to joining Sytemax, Donna worked in various human resource leadershipo roles in Fortune 500 organizations, including ADP, Credit Suisse, Pfizer and JPMorgan Chase. Donna has broad experience in traditional human resources as well as cultural transformation, differentiated and specialized talent models, and integrated human capital solutions.
Tex Clark
Tex Clark
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Tex Clark Tex joined Systemax in 2007 and was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in 2016. He has held a number of senior financial positions at Systemax, most recently serving as Controller Industrial Products Group and previously as Director of Finance, and Manager Financial Planning & Analysis. He obtained his Bachelor and Master of Business Administration from the University of Miami.
Tom Axmacher
Tom Axmacher
Vice President and Controller
Tom Axmacher Tom joined Systemax in 2006. He was previously Chief Financial Officer and Controller of Curative Health Services, Inc., a publicly traded health care company. Prior to that, he served as Controller of Tempo Instrument Group, an electronics manufacturer.

Business Unit Leadership

Bob Dooley
Bob Dooley
President, Industrial Products Group
Bob Dooley Bob joined Global Industrial as its Vice President of Marketing and e-Commerce in 2007 and was promoted to President in January 2012. Prior to his roles at Global Industrial, Bob was employed in various roles for Systemax and its predecessor companies, including Senior Vice President of Worldwide

Board of Directors

Richard Leeds
Richard Leeds
Executive Chairman
Richard Leeds Richard has been with Systemax for over 35 years and has served as Chairman and CEO from 1995 to 2016. He also served as President of the Company’s Industrial Products group until 2011. He guided the Company from its IPO in 1995 to its becoming a Fortune 1000 leading international multichannel merchant.
Robert Leeds
Robert Leeds
Vice Chairman
Robert Leeds Robert has been with Systemax for over 40 years and has served as its Vice Chairman since 1995. He also served as President of the Company’s Domestic Operations until 2005 and as Chief Executive of the North American Technology Products Group from 2013 to 2015.
Bruce Leeds
Bruce Leeds
Vice Chairman
Bruce Leeds Bruce has been with Systemax for over 40 years and has served as its Vice Chairman since 1995. He also served as President of the Company’s International Operations until 2005. He is instrumental in the development and execution of the Company’s strategy.
Barry Litwin
Barry Litwin
Chief Executive Officer
Barry Litwin Barry was appointed CEO of the company in 2019 and has served as Director since 2017. Barry was previously the Chief Executive Officer of Adorama, Inc., a leading multi-channel retailer of professional camera, audio, and video equipment. He has also served in executive roles overseeing the e-commerce businesses and digital strategy for Sears Holdings, Inc., Office Depot, and Newark Electronics, Inc., in addition to serving as an advisor to several early stage technology companies. Barry graduated from Indiana University with a BS degree, and an MBA in Operations from Loyola University, Quinlan School of Business in 1992.
Chad M. Lindbloom
Chad M. Lindbloom
Director
Chad M. Lindbloom Chad has served as an independent director of Systemax since December 2017. He was employed by C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. – one of the world’s largest third-party logistics providers – from June 1990 through March 2018 in various roles, including Chief Information Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Controller. Chad holds BS and MBA degrees from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.
Paul S. Pearlman
Paul S. Pearlman
Director
Paul S. Pearlman Paul has served as an independent director of Systemax since January 2019. He is the managing partner of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, a prominent New York City headquartered international law firm and has served in that position since August 2000. Paul is a 1978 cum laude graduate of St. John’s University School of Law and a 1975 graduate of George Washington University.
Larry Reinhold
Larry Reinhold
Director
Larry Reinhold Larry joined the Company as its CFO in 2007, as a Director in 2009 and served as CEO from 2016 through 2018. He was previously the CFO of several publicly traded technology companies and a Partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Robert D. Rosenthal
Robert D. Rosenthal
Director
Robert D. Rosenthal Robert has served as a Director of the Company since July 1995. He has been the lead independent director since October 11, 2006. Robert is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of First Long Island Investors LLC, which he co-founded in 1983. Robert is a 1971 cum laude graduate of Boston University and a 1974 graduate of Hofstra University Law School.