Jim Kavanaugh is co-founder and CEO of World Wide Technology, Inc. WWT opened its doors in 1990 as a Value Added Reseller of information technology products and services. Kavanaugh and his proven management team have grown WWT into one of the largest, most respected IT systems integrators and supply chain solutions providers in the World. In the early years Kavanaugh solidified the Company’s financial position through profitable growth and a $27.5M Venture Capital Investment. Jim has grown WWT’s top line and bottom line over 25% year over year for the last 10 years. WWT is on track to do $4.8 Billion in sales this year. All WWT’s growth has been organic until 2009 when WWT made its first two acquisitions.
Kavanaugh currently focuses his time in the areas of long term planning, strategic acquisitions, financial performance, employee development and passionately overseeing WWT’s unique culture. Jim is confident WWT is well positioned to continue delivering impressive growth numbers for years to come. Prior to founding WWT, Kavanaugh worked at Future Electronics and played professional soccer. Kavanaugh holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from St. Louis University.
Kavanaugh has won numerous business, entrepreneurial and charitable awards over the years. He currently serves as the President of the Board for St. Patrick’s Center for the Homeless and the St. Louis Scott Gallagher soccer club. Kavanaugh and WWT also support a number of other charities such as the United Way, Ronald McDonald House, Toys for Tots, MS Society, Race for the Cure, American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, YMCA, and Children’s Hospital.
BS, Business Administration 1986