Skinny IT Creates Board of Advisors, Adds Three Seasoned Fortune 500 Executives

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(FRISCO, Texas) Skinny IT, a Frisco-based information technology (IT) service provider, today announced the creation of its Board of Advisors, beginning with the additions of Jim Dixon, former Chief Executive Officer of CompuCom; Kevin Gilroy, former Executive Vice President and General Manager of the enterprise division of Samsung; and Joseph Kim, Chief Executive Officer of Sunoco.

 “The 70 years of combined experience our board members bring to the table is extremely valuable as we continue to expand our services and solutions,” said Sam Darwish, CEO of Skinny IT. “We’re confident their expertise will continue to provide insightful and strategic perspectives to advance our initiative of providing high-quality, customizable IT services and solutions to our clients.”

 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.

 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.

 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. 

 For more information on Skinny IT, please visit: http://www.skinnyit.com/.

 About Skinny IT

Skinny IT is a North American solutions company that focuses on providing end-to-end lifecycle solutions. The company enables businesses by providing customized, integrated technology hardware and system designs, allowing its customers to operate efficiently and go to market in record time. As a full-service provider, Skinny IT specializes 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 strives to be a true partner to clients by offering consulting services and suggestions in solving business problems and reducing end-user friction.

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Skinny IT is proud to announce it has been named among the Dallas Business Journal’s 2017 Best Places to Work in the “small business category.” Now in its 15th year, the program is based on survey responses from each company’s employees, who rank their company on the work environment, benefits, culture and core values.

“We are honored to be highlighted among other leading businesses in North Texas for our culture and work environment,” said Sam Darwish, CEO of Skinny IT. “It is our mission to help employees excel while empowering them to create a healthy work-life balance. This recognition is a testament that we’re on the right track for achieving that mission.”

Skinny IT is among 101 Best Places to Work finalists, which were judged against more than 500 applicants. The panel of judges consists of prominent Texas business leaders and employee culture experts who determine finalists based on outstanding employee feedback. The list showcases organizations in five classifications: extra small (10-24 employees), small (25-49), medium (50-249), large (250-999) and extra-large (1,000+). To be considered, organizations must have a minimum of 10 employees and be located in Dallas, Collin, Tarrant, Rockwall, Ellis or Kaufman counties.

Founded in 2010, Skinny IT specializes in providing information technology services to enterprises across various industries throughout the U.S. and internationally. Utilizing longstanding relationships with top-service IT providers, hardware manufacturers and software publishers, the company transforms businesses’ IT departments and improves efficiencies by offering system design and engineering, professional services, system integration, as well as ongoing logistics and support.

The 2017 Best Places to Work recipients will be recognized at an awards event at the Frisco RoughRiders’ Dr Pepper Ballpark on September 21. For more information on the awards, please visit www.bizjournals.com/dallas/best-places-to-work.

About Skinny IT

Based in Frisco, Texas, Skinny IT delivers a wide range of customizable information technology solutions to more than 150 enterprises worldwide, helping them to optimize operational efficiencies and increase the bottom line. The company offers a wide array of IT solutions for converged solutions providers, large-scale national retailers and value-added resellers across the country. For more information, visit www.skinnyit.com.

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Skinny IT, a Frisco-based information technology (IT) service provider, is proud to announce the company has joined the Frisco Chamber of Commerce as a chairman level partner.

“We are grateful to be part of such a prestigious group of business professionals who are continuing to give back and be involved in the Frisco community,” said Sam Darwish, CEO of Skinny IT. “Skinny IT is made up of innovators, risk takers and thought leaders, and I am confident we will provide the highest quality expertise and value to the Frisco Chamber of Commerce.”

Founded in 2010, Skinny IT provides IT solutions to enterprises across various industries with unparalleled service and support. The organization is a top IT service outsource provider that improves business operations and overall productivity using technology, creativity and flexibility.

The Frisco Chamber of Commerce is the “Voice of Business” in Frisco, advocating for the business community. The Frisco Chamber of Commerce’s mission statement is to protect and promote commerce through advocacy, resources, and connections.

“The Frisco Chamber of Commerce is honored to partner with Skinny IT and join over 1,300 members of the Chamber to help advocate for the Frisco business community,” said Tony Felker, President/CEO of the Frisco Chamber of Commerce.  “Our strategic plan calls for the Chamber, and its partners, to find business solutions to challenges as they arise.  This is done working alongside strong partners like Skinny IT who bring their resources, employees, and connections to the arena and help grow the Frisco business community.”

As a chairman level member, Skinny IT will have the opportunity to sponsor events, participate in panel discussions, attend networking groups, and partner alongside the Frisco Chamber of Commerce and its valued constituents. For more information on the Chamber, please visit www.friscochamber.com.

About Skinny IT

Based in Frisco, Texas, Skinny IT delivers a wide range of customizable information technology solutions to more than 150 enterprises worldwide, helping them to optimize operational efficiencies and increase the bottom line. The company offers a wide array of IT services for converged solutions providers, large-scale national retailers and value-added resellers across the country. For more information, visit www.skinnyit.com.

About the Frisco Chamber of Commerce

The Frisco Chamber of Commerce is a 4-Star Accredited Chamber of Commerce that consists of more than 1,300 member businesses who provide good and services to the growing, bustling economy in Frisco and the surrounding area. The mission of the Frisco Chamber of Commerce is to protect and promote commerce, through advocacy, resources, and connections. For more information, visit www.friscochamber.com.

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Skinny IT, a Frisco-based information technology (IT) service provider, is pleased to announce CEO Sam Darwish has been named a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award in the Southwest region. Now in its 31st year, the awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

“I knew early on I wanted to be an entrepreneur and start my own company,” Darwish said. “I am proud of the accomplishments I’ve been able to make in my career thus far and am grateful to receive this recognition from EY. It is a true honor to join the ranks of other visionaries who have made this list in their careers as well.”

Darwish co-founded Skinny IT in 2010 to provide IT solutions to enterprises across various industries with unparalleled service and support. In recent years, he has also assisted additional companies achieve success with his expertise in business and technology. In 2013, Darwish opened the Frisco franchise of Jump!Zone, a family entertainment center. Additionally, in 2014 he founded Burgers, Buns, & Beverages Inc., which operates the Carl’s Jr quick service restaurants in the North Texas area. Finally, in 2016 Darwish became a franchisee board member for Blo Blow Dry Bar and co-founded Fireracker, which provides IT services for small and medium-sized businesses.

The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year program recognizes business leaders in over 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world. Darwish was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 24 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National competition. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 18. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth ForumTM, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

 

About Skinny IT

Based in Frisco, Texas, Skinny IT delivers a wide range of customizable information technology solutions to more than 150 enterprises worldwide, helping them to optimize operational efficiencies and increase the bottom line. The company offers a wide array of IT services for converged solutions providers, large-scale national retailers and value-added resellers across the country. For more information, visit www.skinnyit.com.

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