SHI International names Prior chief financial officer

SHI International appointed James Prior, who has more than 25 years’ experience in finance management with large technology corporations, as its chief financial officer.

He will be based out of the company’s office in London.

Prior, who joined the Somerset-based information technology firm in August 2021 as senior vice president of strategy and mergers & acquisitions, will continue to ensure that SHI’s financial position remains ready to support continued aggressive growth both domestically and internationally. The appointment centralizes controllership and strategic functions that Prior helped spearhead after joining SHI last year.

“SHI evolved from humble beginnings to a $12 billion global IT provider and it’s an exciting time to be here, with a strong client base and continued innovation accelerating our growth,” Prior said. “Like many of our customers, we are on a transformation journey, and, in this new role, I’ll ensure that continuous improvement and adaptability remain priorities for SHI.”

Prior has held roles with large technology corporations such as CDW, Cisco and Dell. Since joining SHI, Prior set a bold and challenging charter and has delivered a clear path to long-term sustainable growth, focusing on customer value creation and operational excellence.

SHI earned record revenue in 2021, up 10% year-over-year, with growth spanning its entire portfolio of products and services across all domestic and international geographies. Prior’s focus will be to continue that growth as he oversees controllership, strategic planning, corporate finance and global supply chain functions.

“In just under a year, James has already built a strong leadership reputation through his unique style of inclusion, empowering global teams in a collaborative environment to help make SHI even more efficient — and therefore — more valuable to our customers,” said Thai Lee, CEO and president of SHI International. “As CFO, James will continue to apply his leadership, integrity and experience to ensure we are constantly exploring new and innovative ways to help customers leverage technology to achieve their business goals and deliver sustainable growth for SHI.”