With key roles at Dell, EMC and Rackspace, 25-year go-to-market veteran will contribute to company’s expansion into new markets and solutions
LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. – May 18, 2020 – Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), an innovator at the edge of the enterprise with solutions and partners that enable businesses to gain a performance edge, today announced its stockholders have elected Linda M. Connly to the company’s Board of Directors, effective immediately. Connly replaces Andrew K. Ludwick who is retiring from the Board.
Following a long technology career at Data General, EMC and Dell/EMC, Linda Connly currently serves as Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Connly Advisory Group LLC, which provides advisory services to diagnose sales issues and design go-to-market models. She is also a Strategic Advisor to Bain & Company as an operating executive on sales and go-to-market transformation.
“We welcome Linda Connly’s extensive experience in revenue strategy and execution, M&A integration and governance in the technology sector which will be valuable to Zebra’s Board as we expand into new markets and solutions,” said Michael A. Smith, Chairman, Board of Directors, Zebra Technologies.
Andrew Ludwick has served as a director of Zebra for 12 years. The Board thanks him for his invaluable service to Zebra. “We are grateful for the many important contributions Andrew Ludwick has made to the Zebra Board during his tenure, particularly in the areas of strategy and products,” continued Smith. “His work as a prominent technology CEO, entrepreneur, and investor has benefitted Zebra greatly during these important transformational years. We wish him all the best in his retirement.”
Connly also served as the Interim Executive Vice President of Rackspace where she led transformation for a $1.8 billion managed services business. Prior to that, she held numerous roles at EMC Corporation including her work as EMC’s Senior Vice President where she led the go-to-market integration of 25,000 people for the Dell Technology/EMC merger.
“I am honored to join the Zebra Board of Directors,” said Linda Connly, Director, Zebra Technologies. “Zebra has an impressive track record over its 50-year history, and I look forward to contributing to the company’s future growth based on my cross-functional experience driving technology innovation and transformation.”
Connly currently serves as an advisor for Wasabi Technologies, a private company providing cloud storage solutions and has served as an independent board member for Carbonite, a Boston-based technology company. She is also a trustee of Saint Anselm College where she also earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and Management.
- Zebra Technologies’ stockholders have elected Linda M. Connly to the company’s Board of Directors, effective immediately.
- Connly replaces Andrew K. Ludwick who is retiring from the Board.
- Connly is the Founder and CEO of The Connly Advisory Group LLC, a consulting practice that provides advisory services to diagnose sales issues and design go-to-market models.
Zebra (NASDAQ: ZBRA) empowers the front line of business in retail/ecommerce, manufacturing, transportation and logistics, healthcare, public sector and other industries to achieve a performance edge. With more than 10,000 partners across 100 countries, we deliver industry-tailored, end-to-end solutions that intelligently connect people, assets and data to help our customers make business-critical decisions. Our market-leading solutions elevate the shopping experience, track and manage inventory as well as improve supply chain efficiency and patient care. In 2019, Zebra ranked #166 on Forbes’ list of the World’s Best Employers, and the company joined the S&P 500 Index. For more information, visit www.zebra.com or sign up for news alerts. Participate in our Your Edge blog and follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.
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