'When we look at some things that we may want to accelerate in some of these core areas, an acquisition may be the right thing and the most prudent thing to do,' WWT's CEO Jim Kavanaugh tells CRN's Mark Haranas.
The $13.4 billion digital transformation superstar World Wide Technology plans to hire "at least" 1,000 new employees in 2022, on top of the roughly 1,000 net new employees the solution provider superstar onboarded this year.
Unlike some other large channel partners, World Wide Technology prefers to grow organically versus via acquisitions as the company continues its successful strategy of doubling both top line and bottom line revenue every five years.
"I absolutely see us hiring at least 1,000 people next year when I look across the organization. It could be more based on the trends and the things that that we're seeing today," said Jim Kavanaugh, WWT's longtime CEO and channel industry legend in an interview with CRN.
However, Kavanaugh said his St. Louis-based company may slightly shift its growth strategy by potentially acquiring some "boutique" companies in 2022 in a move to rapidly accelerate business in red-hot markets such as cybersecurity.