Board of Advisors

Our out-of-the-box creativity and customized solutions are what sets us apart. Skinny IT has a proven record of delivering tangible business results for our clients. As a full-service provider, we specialize in all aspects of the lifecycle of a project from design and engineering, configuration and warehouse offerings, to installation, deployment services and help desk support. It is our goal to be a true partner to our clients by offering consulting services and suggestions in solving operational inefficiencies and reducing end-user friction.

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Board of Advisors

  • Sam Darwish

    Chief Executive Officer

    Sam founded Skinny IT in 2010 as a way to provide the “skinnier” option to customers who want the ability to break up the way they buy, engineer, deliver and service IT solutions. He has worked to build Skinny IT as the one-stop shop IT service provider that is a true partner to its customers, not just a vendor.

    Before venturing out on his own with Skinny IT, Sam spent over a decade in senior leadership positions at technology companies like CompuCom, OnForce and Locus Telecommunications. He is also a serial entrepreneur and currently uses his expertise in business and technology to assist other businesses besides Skinny IT. For example, he opened the Frisco franchise of Jump!Zone, a family entertainment center, and Burgers, Buns, & Beverages Inc., which operates the Carl’s Jr quick service restaurants in the Metroplex. He also sits on the franchisee board for Blo Blow Dry Bar and the Board of Directors for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

    When not working on any of his several business ventures, you’ll find Sam spending time with his wife Lola and their three children. Sam received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with concentrations in Marketing & Business Administration from Montclair State University.

  • Jim Dixon

    Board Member

    Dixon has more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry having served as CEO for CompuCom Systems, Inc., a Dallas-based $2.2 billion IT outsourcing company, from 1987 to 1996. Dixon rejoined the company in 2004 for a second tenure when CompuCom became a private company. He retired in May 2013, and became Chairman of the Board until early 2015. Dixon’s past professional experience includes executive-level positions with Bell Atlantic and IBM. In August 2016, Dixon was inducted into the IT Hall of Fame, an esteemed list honored by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) that recognizes the careers and contributions of the IT industry’s top innovators and leaders.

  • Kevin Gilroy

    Board Member

    With more than 30 years’ experience in the B2B technology space, Gilroy is a seasoned IT executive who brings a wealth of experience in the enterprise computing industry. He served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of the commercial division for Samsung from 2015 to 2017. Formerly, Gilroy served in a variety of executive sales roles for SAP Americas, Arrow Electronics, OnForce and Hewlett Packard. His career reflects a track record of building teams, optimizing cultures and growing revenue, cash, and market share for mid- and large-cap technology companies.

  • Joseph Kim

    Board Member

    Kim serves as Chief Executive Officer of Dallas-based Sunoco LP. Prior to his appointment as CEO, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Sunoco from October 2015 to June 2017, where he was responsible for all business development and merger and acquisition activities across the partnership. Kim’s past experience includes the position of Chief Operating Officer at Pizza Hut from February 2013 to October 2015. Formerly, he worked for fifteen years at Valero Energy where his most recent position was Senior Vice President of strategy and growth. He began his career with Arthur Andersen Business Consulting.

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