IT Industry Titan John McKenna Announces Retirement 

Congratulations to John McKenna, CEO of ConvergeOne, who announced his retirement today after 14 years at the helm. John has been an integral part of the IT industry for more than 30 years, and his leadership, dedication, and hard work have set the gold standard as a titan in our industry.


John’s tenure at ConvergeOne has been marked by numerous milestones and achievements. On his watch, ConvergeOne has grown to become one of the most respected and successful cloud and applications solution providers in the industry. He and his team of 2,500 employees grew revenue from $250m to $1.8b (USD).


John has always been a strong advocate for innovation and growth, and his vision led ConvergeOne to solidify partnerships with 300+ global industry leaders, including Dell Technologies, AWS, Avaya, Cisco, IBM, Genesys, and Microsoft.


John’s management skills have been widely recognized by his colleagues, employees and industry insiders. He has always been a friend to martinwolf.


Last year we announced ConvergeOne’s acquisition of martinwolf client Integration Partners, an award-winning team that designs and implements collaboration and digital infrastructure solutions. John’s foresight, paired with his team’s execution, positions ConvergeOne for the future with its data center, networking, cybersecurity, and collaboration solutions.


Prior to ConvergeOne, John was CEO at Siemens Business Services and CEO at Entex Information Services (successor company to Businessland). In both roles, he established a clear line-of-sight to profitability and market dominance.


Our founder, Marty Wolf, recalls John as a “fierce competitor’ while at Businessland – once the mightiest non-franchise computer reseller in the U.S. Through acquisitions in the 80s, the company expanded outside of New York and became the largest company in the technical building services business.


We will always remember John and his legacy will continue to live on through the culture of ConvergeOne. He will be greatly missed.


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