AMHERST, NEW YORK, June 10, 2019 — Stampede, the global leader in value added distribution, today announced the appointment of industry veteran Raad Raad to the position of General Manager, Canada, reporting directly to Stampede President & CEO Kevin Kelly, who made the announcement today.
“Our Canadian business is growing at an accelerated rate and Raad is exactly the right candidate to manage our expanding operations throughout the country,” Kelly said today. “He has the demonstrated leadership qualities and superior management skills we require to successfully lead a motivated team of Stampeders who are dedicated to exceeding their customers’ expectations daily.”
Raad Raad joins Stampede from SYNNEX Canada Limited, where he has served as Director of the company’s VISUALSolv Technologies Initiative since 2015. As Director, he succeeded in growing revenues from $77.9-million to $101-million and led a team of Business Development, Sales, Product Management, Technical, and Installation professionals.
Prior to SYNNEX, Raad was Managing Director of MXN Media, a leading digital signage integration firm that provides customers throughout Canada with a broad range of digital signage, interactive media, mobile, content development, and customized application solutions. Other relevant experience includes having served as General Manager of Zoom Media, a leading installer and manager of digital signage networks, and President of Canada and General Manager of International Operations for CT Group Inc., a leading reseller of long-distance calling cards in Canada and the United States.
“I am excited to welcome Raad to the Stampede team at this very important inflection point in the company’s history,” Kelly concluded. “He has what it takes to be a true Stampeder!”