World Wide Technology
Senior Vice President, Global Accounts
Areas of Expertise
With over 20 years of IT Industry experience, Leo Makhlin is an accomplished Technology Sales leader, with a global perspective and extensive exposure to markets in Australia, Asia-Pacific, Japan & China, United States and Europe. Currently based in New York, Leo is responsible for leading a team covering the Global Fortune 100 and continuing to build out WWT’s global client vision, strategy and execution. In 2013 Leo Makhlin joined JPMorgan in Manhattan, where he held the role of Managing Director, Enterprise Technology Sourcing and led a team responsible for the firm-wide strategic sourcing of Enterprise Technology. In this role, Leo partnered closely with the Group CIO and his leadership team, to efficiently source all major technology categories, manage risk, enable long-term company growth and deliver commercial outcomes that were aligned with the firm’s technology vision and strategy. Prior to this, Leo held the role of Vice President, Sales at Cisco, where he led the Automotive & Manufacturing vertical within the Global Enterprise Theatre, as well as all Asia Pacific, Japan & China inbound sales as part of his portfolio. From 2008, Leo held the role of Cisco’s Client Director for JPMorgan Chase for 5 years. Managing a global team, he was responsible for the relationship with JPMorgan globally. Leo led the transformation and development of the of the JPMorgan account into the largest Enterprise account in the world for Cisco, while simultaneously affecting the largest positive swing in customer satisfaction. Prior to joining Cisco in 1999, in Sydney, Australia, Leo held a number of senior sales positions with Hewlett-Packard, over the course of his 5-year tenure. Leo is stimulated by the challenge of business leadership and enjoys leading and motivating teams to deliver results in a highly dynamic business environment. Results-oriented and committed to the principle that motivated people and great teamwork achieve success, Leo is driven by delivering on financial and strategic goals, through building and sustaining loyal and high performing teams. These traits are coupled with a desire for continuous learning and development, in both professional and personal contexts. Leo holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, with majors in Marketing and Economics, from The University of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia. Leo is married, with two daughters.