As Chief Growth and Innovation Officer, Jamal Khan is responsible for designing and effectively executing strategies to increase innovation and growth at Connection. Leading multiple teams, he is focused on driving improvements across several areas of the organization, including: internal efficiencies and automation; new products and services; brand equity, demand generation, and digital engagement; and data and eCommerce. Khan also oversees all aspects of Connection’s international operations through the company’s GlobalServe subsidiary.
As a leader with two decades of broad spectrum experience, from core technology and sales to marketing and operational P&L management, Khan has nurtured and developed high-performance organizations through the adherence of operating principles garnered and developed over years of multi-disciplinary senior management roles. Khan’s skills are ideally suited for bringing technology solutions and products to market, as well as leading ongoing operations that require strategic alignment, turnaround, or positioning for breakout performance.
Khan is an industry expert with years of engineering expertise in the areas of Trading Systems, eCommerce, and Cyber Security. He is a Guest Lecturer at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business, on the subject of Artificial Intelligence. He is also an inventor of six approved patents related to human-machine interface design, data orchestration, and machine learning, and has been actively involved in technology startups as both an investor and mentor. Mr. Khan joined Connection through the company’s 2016 acquisition of GlobalServe Inc., where he served as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to GlobalServe, Mr. Khan worked in leadership capacities at Instinet, VeriSign, Arpatech, and Merck Medco.