Douglas E. Eckrote
Senior Vice President, Small Business Sales and eCommerce
Douglas E. Eckrote is senior vice president of small business sales and eCommerce at CDW. Eckrote is responsible for managing all aspects of CDW’s small business unit, including sales force strategy, structure, goals, operations, revenue generation, and training and development, as well as the technical solutions and services and marketing functions specific to small business. Additionally, he oversees CDW’s eCommerce operations.
Eckrote joined CDW in 1989 as an account manager and quickly rose through the ranks. Since joining the company, he has served in a variety of management roles of increasing responsibility. Eckrote was appointed director of operations in 1996, vice president of operations in 1999, senior vice president of purchasing in April 2001 and senior vice president of purchasing and operations in October 2001. He was promoted to senior vice president of operations, services and Canada in 2006, and in 2009 he was appointed to the role of senior vice president of strategic solutions and services. He took over the small business unit in 2016.
Eckrote earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural sales and marketing from Purdue University and an executive master’s degree in business administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He serves on the board of directors of The Northern Illinois Food Bank, the board of trustees of The Center for Enriched Living and the board of trustees of Westlake Christian Academy. In 2002, he was named one of Crain’s Chicago Business’ “Forty Under Forty” business leaders.