SHI International, one of the world’s largest IT providers, named James Prior as chief financial officer, the Somerset-based company announced June 14.
Bringing more than 25 years’ experience in finance management with technology corporations such as such as CDW, Cisco and Dell, Prior joined SHI in August 2021 as senior vice president of strategy and M&A. The company said his recent promotion “centralizes controllership and strategic functions that Prior helped spearhead after joining SHI last year.”
Prior will be responsible for overseeing controllership, strategic planning, corporate finance and global supply chain functions.
“In just under a year, James has already built a strong leadership reputation through his unique style of inclusion, empowering global teams in a collaborative environment to help make SHI even more efficient – and therefore – more valuable to our customers,” Thai Lee, SHI president and CEO, said in a statement.
Lee added that she believes Prior “will continue to apply his leadership, integrity and experience” to the new role in order to help SHI’s customers “leverage technology to achieve their business goals and deliver sustainable growth for SHI.”
SHI recorded a solid year in 2021 — growing 10% year over year, bringing in a record $12.3 billion in revenue.
“SHI evolved from humble beginnings to a $12 billion global IT provider and it’s an exciting time to be here, with a strong client base and continued innovation accelerating our growth,” Prior added. “Like many of our customers, we are on a transformation journey, and in this new role I’ll ensure that continuous improvement and adaptability remain priorities for SHI.”
SHI serves more than 15,000 corporate, enterprise, public sector and academic customers globally, helping companies with software licensing, end user computing devices, cloud and edge solutions and more.