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Global leaders


Eric Nowak

President, Global Enterprise Computing Solutions

Eric Nowak is president of Arrow’s global enterprise computing solutions business, providing data center services and support to value-added resellers, managed service providers, system integrators, and their customers.

Joining Arrow in 2005 via the Logix Group acquisition, Nowak most recently served as president of the company’s enterprise computing solutions business segment in the Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA), Australia, and New Zealand regions. Prior to that, he served as vice president of sales in EMEA for that business.

Nowak previously held positions of increasing responsibility at Unisys, Wang Laboratories, The SCO Group, Oracle and McAfee Corp. He holds a master’s degree from the Institut Commercial de Nancy.


Kaushik Ghosh

Vice President and Global Chief Information Officer

Kaushik Ghosh is vice president and global chief information officer of Arrow’s global enterprise computing solutions business, with responsibility for leading the global information technology systems, capabilities and strategic initiatives. Ghosh has more than 20 years of global leadership experience and a proven track record of driving and delivering global IT solutions to help exceed company’s strategic and financial goals.

Ghosh most recently served as an IT leader for Arrow's global enterprise computing solutions business in the Americas, Australia and New Zealand. Prior to joining Arrow in 2009, Ghosh held several technical leadership positions at Fujitsu Americas, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), and was responsible for leading multiple ERP and digital initiatives within high-tech manufacturing, retail and distribution services industries.

Ghosh holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from a pioneer educational institution in India and currently resides in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, with his wife and son.

Eric Gourmelen

Eric Gourmelen

Vice President and CTO, Global ArrowSphere Cloud and AI

Eric Gourmelen is vice president and chief technology officer of Arrow’s global enterprise computing solutions business. He is responsible for leading our ArrowSphere Cloud and AI strategy. Gourmelen is passionate about technology and has been managing ArrowSphere Cloud — our award-winning cloud delivery and management platform — since its development over a decade ago. In 2023, Gourmelen spearheaded the launch of IT distribution’s first AI companion, ArrowSphere Assistant. He has a wealth of technical expertise in applications and cloud services and AI. He has filed or contributed to numerous patents and has earned 10 cloud certifications and professional credentials from Microsoft, Google, AWS and Alibaba. 
Prior to Arrow, Gourmelen worked in the field of digital television for 20 years and earned an Emmy award. He also received two engineering (Master of Science equivalent) degrees from leading French schools. 


Danielle Post

Global Vice President, Marketing and Customer Experience

As the global vice president of marketing and customer experience for Arrow’s enterprise computing solutions business, Danielle Post is dedicated to leading Arrow’s global demand generation and marketing efforts. With over 15 years of integrated marketing experience, she has deep expertise in strategic planning, demand generation, partnership building and omnichannel communications to drive sustainable growth.

Prior to Arrow, Post worked in the IT channel, leading the development and execution of marketing and demand generation strategies for IT vendors and channel partners. Outside of work, she is committed to supporting her community and actively serves on the advisory board of The Children's Home Society. Post holds a bachelor’s degree in biology; she lives in Tampa, Florida with her family.


North America leaders

Ben Klay

Ben Klay

President, North America

As North America president of Arrow’s enterprise computing solutions business, Ben Klay is responsible for overseeing the business’s strategic direction, driving revenue growth, and fostering strong collaborations with the world’s top technology companies and thousands of channel partners.  

Klay previously served as vice president of sales in North America where he was responsible for leading the commercial supplier sales and alliances, sales engineering and services functions. With more than 20 years of experience, Klay is a consistent, innovative leader in the organization, building a track record of growth as a result of successful strategy, solid execution and reliable customer service.

Klay joined Arrow in 2000, taking on roles of progressive leadership in sales and business unit management. Most recently, he served as vice president of sales for the North America, Australia and New Zealand businesses. His relentless focus on operational excellence and practical solutions to customer challenges has helped Klay’s teams excel in both good and bad economies.

Klay holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Minnesota State University, Mankato. He and his wife, Erin, live in Parker, Colorado, with their two children.


Matthew Brennan

Vice President, Supplier Alliances

Matthew Brennan is vice president of supplier alliances for Arrow’s enterprise computing solutions business in North America. He is responsible for leading the sales execution of the supplier management team, collaborating closely with suppliers and customers to implement Arrow’s modern channel strategy and build a sustainable competitive advantage.

Prior to Arrow, Brennan served as vice president of Americas channel sales for SonicWall. With more than 27 years of experience in sales, marketing and executive leadership, he has also held executive roles at two premier managed service providers, Calian Group Ltd. (formerly Computex Technology Solutions) and VirtualArmour, where he served as senior vice president of sales and president, respectively.

Brennan also possesses a strong background in marketing and communications, with successes in brand messaging, media production and marketing campaign development. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Texas Christian University and resides in Denver, Colorado, with his wife and two children.

Tammy Ells 2023

Tamara Ells

Vice President and General Manager, U.S. Public Sector

Tamara Ells is vice president and general manager of Arrow’s public sector practice, immixGroup. Before joining immixGroup, she served in a variety of sales leadership positions within Arrow Electronics, formulating revenue generation strategies for legacy and alternative consumption models through channel partners.

Ells has a proven track record of developing strategic alliances and partnerships with key IT manufacturers, and leading successful growth initiatives throughout her 25-year career. She is recognized for developing winning teams and creating success-oriented cultures.

Ells has received several awards, including CRN Channel Chief 2020 and 2023; 2020 Women Worth Watching in Leadership, Diversity Journal Award; and CRN Power 100 Women of the Channel 2019. She is a graduate of Northwestern University where she earned a BA in economics.


Shannon McWilliams

Vice President, New Models, Cloud, AI and Sales

Shannon McWilliams is vice president of North America new models, cloud, AI and sales. He previously served as global vice president of ArrowSphere, Arrow’s award-winning digital distribution platform. McWilliams has nearly 30 years of experience in the technology industry, leading both channel and sales teams. 

McWilliams first joined Arrow in 2010, taking on roles within the IBM business unit. He quickly moved across the organization to drive other lines of business, such as virtualization, security and emerging supplier solutions in analytics, big data and security. He took a brief hiatus from Arrow to build a channel business in the location intelligence and data quality space, returning in late 2020 to apply his skills to the cloud platform business across all supplier lines. His innovative approach to the market and to building out high performance teams is the hallmark of his career in technology.

McWilliams holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Florida Southern College, and a Master’s in Business Administration from Florida State University, College of Business. He and his wife, Kimberly, live in Tallahassee, Florida, where they raised their two children.

Candace Mehalko

Candace Mehalko

Vice President, Customer Experience

Candace Mehalko is vice president of customer experience for Arrow’s enterprise computing solutions business in North America. In her role, she is chartered with delivering on Arrow’s strategic initiatives, including digital business transformation; data integration and governance programs; implementing continuous process improvement; and directing supply chain management for both the commercial and public sector organizations. Mehalko brings to this role more than 25 years channel experience holding several leadership positions in sales, operations, program development, and process design and optimization.

Initially joining Arrow in 1994, Mehalko began her career in IBM purchasing and inventory management. She then expanded into leadership roles in operations and sales, leading the annuity group as well as the converged infrastructure supplier organization. In 2017, Mehalko took a position at a supplier organization focused on big data and data integration, leading their channel operations and partner programs teams. She returned to Arrow in 2020 to head up the digital operations team prior to assuming her current role.

Mehalko holds a bachelor’s degree in business and resides in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, where she and her husband have raised their four children.