DLT Solutions, LLC., subsidiary of Tech Data and a premier government technology solutions aggregator, has promoted Chris Wilkinson as president to lead public sector strategy, the company announced on Thursday.
“Chris is a proven leader and the right choice to steer the powerful combination of our robust public sector offerings, bolstered by our specialized domain knowledge and market-leading intellectual property,” said Marty Bauerlein, senior vice president, sales, North America, Tech Data. “Since joining the business in 2017, Chris has played a significant role in transforming DLT into a premier software and cloud solutions aggregator in the public sector market. He was instrumental in expanding DLT’s capabilities across six core technology domains, including application lifecycle, big data and analytics, business applications, cybersecurity, cloud computing, enterprise platforms and IT infrastructure.”
In his new role, Wilkinson will supervise DLT and Tech Data’s combined public sector strategy and oversee DLT’s day-to-day operations. Wilkinson joined the company in Dec. 2017 and served in a variety of senior leadership positions, where he helped the company expand its offerings and grow its revenue.
During Tech Data’s acquisition of DLT in Nov. 2019, Wilkinson played an integral role in the purchase and has since helped to spearhead the combined companies’ public sector strategy. Since the acquisition, DLT has strengthened its existing public sector business and solidified its position as the distributor and solutions aggregator of choice with the deepest specialization in the federal, state, local and education markets.
Through the combination of Tech Data and DLT Solutions, channel partners will have access to a broader portfolio of leading technologies, in-house public sector contract vehicles, dedicated channels and enablement services.
With the purchase, DLT has also bolstered Tech Data’s technology expertise across six core areas, including Application Lifecycle, Big Data and Analytics, Business Applications, Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity and IT Infrastructure.
Adam Robinson, CEO and founder of Govplace, said, “Chris has been the driving force in working with us to adopt many of DLT’s key differentiated partner programs, which have helped us realize significant growth. Now backed by Tech Data’s technology portfolio, global reach and ability to help accelerate time to sale and delivery, we are excited to further capitalize on all the value DLT brings to the public sector space.”
Prior to joining DLT, Wilkinson served in a variety of managerial and directorial roles with immixGroup such as senior director of market development, cybersecurity and emerging markets sales, senior account manager and team lead. He worked with immixGroup from June 2006 to Dec. 2017.
Wilkinson began his career at DHL’s Worldwide Express as an account executive, where he served between June 2005 to June 2006. He holds a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Pittsburgh.
“Since DLT joined forces with Tech Data, I have gained an even deeper appreciation for the value our customers can recognize being backed by the largest and most well-regarded IT distributor in the world. I am excited to drive our combined public sector strategy and to deliver an unmatched value proposition that redefines public sector aggregation for our channel partners, technology vendors, and public sector customers,” Wilkinson concluded.
About DLT Solutions
DLT Solutions is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tech Data, the world’s leading end-to-end distributor of technology products, services and solutions. DLT is the premier government solutions aggregator that specializes in understanding the IT needs of the federal, state, local and education markets. We help simplify the process for independent software vendors, federal systems integrators and value-added resellers doing business in the public sector.
Leveraging Tech Data’s end-to-end portfolio, an extensive array of public sector contract vehicles, and dedicated channel and enablement services, DLT provides government agencies and channel partners with the means to rapidly and cost effectively transform technology to achieve mission success.