John Byrne becomes chief sales officer at AMD


Infotech Lead America:  to senior vice president and chief sales officer of the company.

Under the new role, Byrne will be looking after AMD’s worldwide sales organization. He will ensure that the sales organization remains responsive to customer needs.

Additionally, Byrne will work towards driving the adoption of AMD innovations by global technology providers.

The company said that Byrne will be reporting to AMD President and Chief Executive Officer Rory Read.

Rory Read said that John has demonstrated a keen ability to help customers win in the marketplace throughout his tenure at AMD.

He added that John’s competitive drive, deep industry relationships and proven sales execution make him an ideal fit for our senior leadership team.

John Byrne possesses 24 years of experience in the IT industry and joined AMD in 2007. In February 2012, he was promoted to senior vice president of Global Accounts. Before that, Byrne was responsible for managing AMD’s Americas sales and marketing organization.

He also served AMD as corporate vice president for worldwide channel sales, where he grew the business by 65 percent in two years.

Prior to AMD, Byrne was CEO of Advanced Technologies, Ltd., a European sales and marketing organization.

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