Christine A. Leahy
Chair, President & Chief Executive Officer, CDW
Christine A. Leahy is chair, president and chief executive officer of CDW. Leahy is responsible for the strategic direction and performance of the company as well as leading the senior management team.
Leahy has held numerous roles at CDW, most recently serving as chief revenue officer, where she was responsible for all customer-facing units of the company including its corporate, public, small business, international and integrated technology solutions organizations. Prior to that role, Leahy was senior vice president, international, where she led the development of the company’s international strategy, including the acquisition of Kelway, now CDW UK, and was responsible for the performance of its international business. Leahy also was our chief legal officer/general counsel and corporate secretary. Prior to joining CDW in 2002 as the company’s first general counsel, Leahy was a corporate partner in the Chicago office of Sidley Austin, an international business law firm.
Leahy earned a bachelor’s degree from Brown University and a J.D. from Boston College Law School. She completed the CEO Perspectives Program at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, as well as the Women’s Director Development Program at Kellogg. She also currently serves on the board of directors for Target Corporation, Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Junior Achievement of Chicago. She is a director of the Economic Club of Chicago and a member of both The Chicago Network and The Business Council. Leahy is a Past Chair and current member of the Board of Trustees of Brightpoint, formally known as Children’s Home and Aid. In addition, Leahy is a founder and a sponsor of CDW’s Women’s Opportunity Network, a business resource group that actively and strategically supports women’s advancement at CDW.