by Dean DeBiase

America's largest Black-owned enterprise and one of the world's largest private companies, World Wide Technology(WWT) has grown from a small product reseller into a top global technology solutions provider. 

Under the leadership of Co-founder and CEO Jim Kavanaugh, and Founder and Chairman, David Steward, this Missouri based company has experienced several reboots over the years. Today WWT has over 55 locations across the globe and 9,000 people that delivered $17B in revenue last year. With Silicon Valley heavyweight partners like Cisco, HPE, Dell, NetApp, F5, Intel, VMware, Microsoft, IBM, Juniper, and dozens more–WWT has grown into a trusted solutions provider to over 70 Fortune 100 companies. 

Jim Kavanaugh joined me for a remarkable episode of The Reboot Chronicles to share his fascinating growth journey that is chalk full of stories and tips leaders need now.

A Rebooter's Journey

A professional soccer player and an Olympic soccer team member representing the U.S in the Los Angeles games in 1984, Jim revisited his career trajectory, took the leap of faith and co-founded WWT–growing it into one of the largest corporations in America. Still a private company, they have expanded into offering consulting services, cloud computing, digital transformation, security, strategy and integration services. A culture driven workplace, WWT consistently made it on Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For list from 2012 to 2022, and TIME named WWT among the 100 Most Influential Companies.


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