World Wide Technology, Inc
1990
7 employees
812,000 sales
  • WWT Founded by David Steward and Jim Kavanaugh
  • July 23 – Incorporation of World Wide Technology, Inc
1991
10 employees
3 million sales
“My business partner, Dave Steward, & I started the company when we were both fairly inexperienced in IT by reselling computer systems & printers back in 1990.” - Jim Kavanaugh, 2012, profile magazine
1992
20 employees
8 million sales
1993
23 employees
9 million sales
1994
30 employees
17 million sales
1995
35 employees
74 million sales
  • Southwestern Bell Minority Supplier of the Year Award
1996
50 employees
81 million sales
  • Opened office in Herndon, VA
  • Southwestern Bell Entrepreneurial Spirit Award Winner
  • NMSDC Supplier of the Year - Regional Award Winner
  • RCGA Fast 50 Technology Company
  • VAR Business 500 - ranked No. 159
1997
74 employees
135 million sales
  • US SBA Region VII Minority Small Business Person of the Year – David L. Steward
  • RCGA Fast 50 Technology Company
  • Washington Technology Top 100 Federal Prime Contractors – ranked No. 45
  • VARBusiness 500 – ranked No. 142
  • Inc. 500 – ranked No. 394
1998
100 employees
202 million sales
  • Installed Oracle Release 10.7
  • Purchased buildings 58, 60, 62, 64 and 131 Weldon Pkwy in St. Louis to create WWT/Telcobuy Campus
  • Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award – David L. Steward
  • US SBA Region VII Minority Small Business Person of the Year – David L. Steward
  • RCGA Fast 50 Technology Company
  • Washington Technology Top 100 Federal Prime Contractors – ranked No. 64
  • VAR Business 500 – ranked No. 109
1999
175 employees
413 million sales
  • WWT spins out its telecommunications division to create Telcobuy.com LLC
  • RCGA Fast 50 Technology Company
  • Washington Technology Top 100 Federal Prime Contractors – ranked No. 66
  • VAR Business 500 – ranked No. 97
  • Jim Kavanaugh takes position of CEO Telcobuy
  • Tom Strunk named CFO Telcobuy
  • Telcobuy raises $27.5 million from Highland Capital and Summit Partners
  • Telcobuy files IPO
  • Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist - Jim Kavanaugh
2000
200 employees
802 million sales
  • Opened offices in Plano, TX
  • Oracle Release 11 Upgrade
  • Telcobuy registered to TL9000
  • RCGA Fast 50 Technology Company – ranked No. 14
  • VAR Business 500 – ranked No. 87
  • Black Enterprise BE Industrial/Service 100 – ranked No. 1
  • Joe Koenig promoted to president of WWT
  • Mark Catalano appointed to president of Telcobuy
2001
275 employees
924 million sales
  • Opened offices in Livermore, CA, Aberdeen, MD, McLean, VA
  • RCGA Fast 50 Technology Company – ranked No. 10
  • Washington Technology Top 100 Federal Prime Contractors – ranked No. 51
  • VAR Business 500 – ranked No. 67
  • Black Enterprise BE Industrial/Service 100 – ranked No. 1
  • SBA "Hall of Fame" – David L. Steward
  • St. Louis Business Journal – In Depth: 2001 e-business Awards, 1st place: Telcobuy.com
2002
300 employees
714 sales
  • Opened offices in Nashville, TN, Austin, TX
  • Joe Koenig named President of WWT
  • Created SDE Business Partnering
  • RCGA Fast 50 Technology Company
  • Washington Technology Top 100 Federal Prime Contractors – ranked No. 42
  • Black Enterprise BE Industrial/Service 100 – WWT ranked No. 7
  • Black Enterprise BE Industrial/Service 100 – Telcobuy ranked No. 2
  • St. Louis Business Journal - World Wide Technology Inc. ranked the No. 2 diversity-owned business in the United States by Div2000.com
2003
450 employees
1.1 billion sales
  • WWT and Telcobuy are merged together
  • Opened offices in Rancho Dominguez, CA, Tuscaloosa, AL, and Reno, NV
  • World Wide Technology Holding Co., Inc. created
  • Jim Kavanaugh took CEO position at WWTHC, Tom Strunk named CFO of WWTHC
  • St. Louis Regional Technology Top 50 Company
  • Washington Technology Top 100 Federal Prime Contractors - ranked No. 50
  • Cisco Systems Growing with Technology Awards - Operational Excellence
  • OSHA Certificate of Appreciation
  • GSA "Industry Partner Award"
  • Dell Corp. "Best Customer Experience" Supplier Award
  • St. Louis Business Journal Largest Privately Held Companies - ranked No. 14
  • VAR Business 500 - ranked No. 67
  • Black Enterprise BE Industrial/Service 100 - WWT ranked No. 2
2004
500 employees
1.4 billion sales
  • WWT achieved Cisco® Metro Optical Transport Advanced Technology Certification
  • WWT acquired Scientific and Engineering Workstation Procurement III (SEWP) Contract from ECS Technologies, Inc.
  • Opened warehouse in Detroit, MI
  • SDE Business Partnering became World Wide Technology - Automotive
  • Black Enterprise Magazine - WWT named largest black-owned business in United States
  • Washington Technology Top 100 Federal Prime Contractors - Ranked No. 51
  • SBC Communications Inc. - Outstanding Supplier Customer Service Award
  • Hewlett-Packard PartnerOne Platinum
2005
900 employees
1.8 billion sales
  • WWT bought out venture capital firms ($27.5 million) Highland Capital Partner and Summit Partners
  • Opened new facilities in Phoenix, AZ; Granite City, IL; Earth City, MO; Greensboro, NC; Westchester, OH; and Virginia Beach, VA and expanded in Compton, CA; Nashville, TN; and Austin, TX
  • Deloitte Technology Fast 500 List ranks WWT No. 248
  • VAR Business 50 ranked WWT No. 45
  • Washington Technology Top 100 Federal Prime Contractors - Ranked No. 58
  • SBC 2005 Supplier Recognition Award for Customer Service
  • Cisco named World Wide Technology its Federal Direct VAR of the Year
2006
900 employees
2.1 billion sales
  • Cisco Public Sector Partner of the Year
  • No. 43 on the VAR Business 500
2007
1008 employees
2.5 billion sales
  • St. Louis Commerce Top 50 Businesses Shaping our Future Award
  • CIPTUG Application Bake-off Winner
  • VAR Business 50 ranks WWT No. 39
  • Cisco US/Canada Theatre Partner of the Year
  • Awarded SEWP contract from NASA
  • Won ITES-2H contract
2008
1010 employees
2.53 billion sales
  • Opened new facilities in Las Vegas, NV and Tempe, AZ
  • Reached $1 billion in sales with Cisco Systems
  • Received 2008 Supplier Recognition Award for Customer Service from AT&T
  • VAR Business 50 ranks WWT No. 36
  • Awarded Enterprise Partner of the Year, DVAR of the Year and Mobility Partner of the Year from Cisco Systems
  • Achieved Master Unified Communications and Security Specializations from Cisco Systems
  • Hosted President George W. Bush at St. Louis headquarters
2009
1139 employees
2.3 billion sales
  • Opened new facilities in Sumare, Brazil and Tampa, FL
  • Received three awards at the 2009 Cisco Partner Summit Global Awards
  • WWT introduces TG500 Cisco TelePresence Movable Solution
  • WWT completes VoIP project for the State of Alaska
  • WWT acquires Server Centric Consulting
  • WWT achieves Gold Solution Advisor Status with Citrix
“Find what you are passionate about, & you will be happy & enthusiastic, no matter what you do.” - Ann Marr, St. Louis Business Journal Women's Conference, January 2011
2010
1205 employees
3.3 billion sales
  • EMC Enterprise Partner of the Year
  • VAR500 Best Partnership Award
  • #53 Washington Technology Top 100 Government Contractors
  • #201 Forbes America’s Largest Private Companies
  • Cisco Partner Summit 2010 Award Winner - 4 Awards
  • WWT received HP partner in Excellence Award for Personal Systems Group Top Revenue Growth
  • WWT acquires Performance Technology Group
2011
1400 employees
4.1 billion sales
  • NetApp Partner of Excellence Award: The Dave Hitz Storage Efficiency Award
  • NetApp Partner of Excellence Award: Team Award
  • #140 on Forbes America's Largest Private Companies list for 2011
  • #1 Cisco Collaboration Partner in the U.S. at the End of Cisco FY12 Q1
  • Ranked on this Year's Information Week 500 List
  • Ranked #18 on the VAR 500 List
  • Telecobuy Awarded Global Quality Excellence Award by Alcatel-Lucent
  • One of "The Best Places to Work" in St. Louis by the St. Louis Business Journal
  • Cisco Partner Summit 2011 Award Winner - 9 Awards
  • VMware Global Government Partner of the Year Award
  • National Minority Business Council "Outstanding Technology Partner of the Year"
2012
2200 employees
5 billion sales
  • Ranks #1 as St. Louis' Largest Owned Minority-Owned Business
  • Ranks #93 on Forbes America's Largest Private Companies List
  • Class IV Regional Supplier of the Year by NMSDC
  • #86 on 2012 InformationWeek 500
  • Class IV Supplier of the Year by Houston MSDC
  • Gold Partner of the Year for 2011 by Citrix
  • #1 on Black Enterprise Magazine's Largest Black-Owned Firms
  • Achieved FlexPod Premium Partner Standing
  • #16 on CRN’s 2012 Solution Provider 500 List
  • Received EMC Velocity National Partner of the Year Award
  • Cisco Partner Summit 2012 Award Winner - 6 Awards
  • Named one of the Best Places to Work - St. Louis Business Journal
  • #46 on Washington Technology Top 100 Government
  • WWT Wins a NCMSDC Excellence in Supplier Diversity Award
  • WWT Named to the CRN Tech Elite 250 List
  • #50 on FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® List
  • Fastest Growing Partner of Any VMware Desktop Focused Partners in 2011
  • Second Largest Partner of All the VMware Desktop Focused Partners in 2011
2013
2400 employees
6.4 billion sales
  • Ranked #71 on Forbes America's Largest Private Companies List
  • NetApp U.S. Public Sector Partner of the Year
  • WWT & Telcobuy.com Named Top 25 African-American Business in the St. Louis Region
  • Named Western Region Class IV Supplier of the Year by NMSDC
  • Recognized as a Top Diversity Employer for Women by Professional Woman's Magazine
  • Ranked #114 on CRN Fast Growth 150 List, Placed #91 on InformationWeek 500 List, Ranked #13 on CRN's 2013 Solution Provider 500 List
  • #1 on Black Enterprise Magazine's Largest Black-Owned Firms
  • #63 on Washington Technology Top 100 Government Contracting List
  • Ranked #5, Computerworld Best Places to Work in IT List
  • Cisco Partner Summit 2013 - 7 Awards
  • Highest Ranked VAR on CRN's "Top 10 Tech Companies Student Want to Work For" List
  • Achieved Platinum Solution Advisor Status with Citrix
  • Awarded 2012 EMC National Partner of the Year and Awarded 2012 VCE Partner of the Year (North America)
  • Awarded 2012 NorCal MSDC Class IV Supplier of the Year
  • Americas and Global MVP Executive VMware Partner Network Award
2014
3000 employees
6.7 billion sales
  • Ranked #59 on Forbes America's Largest Private Companies List
  • Awarded NetApp #1 National Partner of the Year for Flash Storage and #1 Central Partner of the Year for Clustered Data ONTAP
  • Named Supplier of the Year Class IV by NMSDC
  • Named by Great Rated!™ as One of the Best Workplaces in Technology
  • Ranked #1 on Black Enterprise Magazine's Largest Black-Owned Firms
  • Awarded EMC Enterprise Partner of the Year
  • Ranked #63 on Washington Technology Top 100 Government Contracting List
  • Named to CRN's 2014 List of Tech Elite 250
  • Awarded Cisco Americas Enterprise Partner of the Year
  • Named Supplier of the Year Class IV by CMSDC
  • Awarded HP PartnerOne Growth Reseller of the Year
  • Named 2013 EMC BRS/DPAD NorCal Partner of the Year
  • Received Cisco Channel Customer Satisfaction Excellence distinction
  • Ranked #34, FORTUNE Best Companies to Work For® List