Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Jim Estill Resigns From SYNNEX

I guess that says it all. I have resigned SYNNEX Canada to pursue new challenges.

I will miss the people I work with. They are a great group of people. I will miss the customers and the vendors. I still believe in SYNNEX. SYNNEX is a great company. I still own shares so buy lots from them.

I learned a lot while at SYNNEX. I was fortunate enough to see SYNNEX grow and fourish during my time.

I am sad, excited, nervous, and expectant all at the same time.

I have been doing the same thing for 30 years. It is time for a change.


At 7:35 PM, Blogger Gary Will said...

Congratulations on those 30 years! I'm sure the next chapter will bring some exciting new challenges, wherever it may be.

At 7:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Jim,
That's a surprise. But I suppose it's time for a change after 30 years. Even stable guys like you need to try other things. Good luck with whatever you choose and keep blogging.

At 10:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Jim, Congrats on 300 successful years. I was glad i was hired by you and good luck for the years to come. i want to say thanks and I reapplied to Synnex. At the time I couldn't meet the hours but now i can.
Aaron Panio

At 11:09 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Hi Jim,

You said joining Synnex would provide you with a larger platform, that was back in 2004, I remember that when I was on your team in Synnex... Now you are taking off from that platform and it will be only better, higher and stronger... Best of luck!


At 1:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Success in the future, Jim!

At 7:20 AM, Blogger Gerhard Peters said...

For some reason it does not surprise me. The thought has crossed my mind that you could be happier doing something else from the times I have come to see you.

All the best and I look forward to connecting again...I hope you are not going to move far away.


At 8:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jim. Best wishes as you take another great step in this incredible success story you have been living for 30 years. You are, and I am sure you will continue to be, a great example to many of us who have had the pleasure of dealing with you and learning from you. Look forward to seeing how it all unfolds . . . yvan

At 8:18 AM, Blogger Khunsa said...

Good Luck Jim, we've been buying from EMJ then Synnex since 2000 and have enjoyed knowing you through your employees. Good Luck and yes keep blogging, I take great inspiration and enjoy reading about successfull people like you.
Fahad Islam from Computer XS Inc.

At 8:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Congratulations on the outstanding results that you produced during your 30 years with EMJ and Synnex!! Your replacement will have huge shoes to fill but at the same time benefit from the legacy of your tremendous leadership.

Good luck with your next adventure...I look forward to reading the next chapter!!

Jim S - Ottawa

At 9:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow! now there is a surprise.

Lots of changes in your life of late.... Hoping you'll find renewed joy and meaning in yours going forward.

Jim. guess you know you've made a big difference in many others' lives -- mine included. And that was with only one statement! A simple observation that you didn't much care for negatively, rather than positively framed survey questions.

Hope you'll keep on blogging. Have come to depend on it!

Best, as ever,

At 9:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


From one runner to another:

I have no doubt that when one door closes, many new doors will open for you! Let us all know when you land into your next opportunity.

At 9:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I have enjoyed reconnecting with you recently and via your blog. I wish you the very best in your next endeavors!
Kindest regards,
Skip Mangum

At 10:45 AM, Blogger Lisa Robb said...

Congrats & Best Wishes! I've enjoyed interacting with you and love the way your brain works!
Lisa Robb

At 11:14 AM, Blogger Unknown said...


You had been one of the Customer Service based founders of this industry who tiredlessly help little VARS flourish.

I had been dealing with EMJ since 1985 and was lucky enough to have a genuinely cared distribution team under your leadership to look after us.

Congratulations on your success and the legacy you left behind...


At 12:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations on all your success at Synnex and good luck with whatever you choose to do in the future.

At 1:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats on the last 30 and good luck on the next.


At 9:28 PM, Blogger Myles, RiverdaleMac and BeachMac said...

Good luck with your future plans, Jim. And it's a good time to go. Business conditions are so discouraging lately. On top of the lousy sales environment, the gov't is popping in the recycling fees in Ontario and the HST is to follow. Competition is blistering, and customers are stingy with rewarding good service. I went away on vacation and came back gloomier than when I left. On top of all this credit has been tightening. Who needs more of this crap?

At 11:25 AM, Anonymous Irene Markoja said...

Hi, Jim!
I was deeply saddened after I heard that you were leaving Synnex. I wanted to give you my best wishes personally yesterday (March 26), but you were talking to another person and decided to leave you alone. (I was brought up to believe that interupting others during a conversation is rude and disruptive.) Thanks for giving me and so many other people a chance, and I wish the best for you in the future. Good bye, and I hope we'll meet again. You were, and are, one in a million!

At 11:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know you very well although I work in SYNNEX, but from all of the comments, I'm sure you're a good leader and a great person. Good luck to you!

At 8:06 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

As French philosopher Bergson said so EXIST is to change, to CHANGE is to grow, to GROW is to go on creating oneself endlessly.
This is an exciting and wonderful time for you! Enjoy your future journey Jim.
As Always,

At 9:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My Dad sent me the news article as a point of interest. To say you have affected so many people is an understatement. I as a former employee of 13 years but not one for 10 find I still quote Estill business and time management ideas and teachingsI'll watch the blog.
Dave F (Vancouver)

At 6:29 PM, Blogger F. Estill said...

Jim...I just learned of your departure from Synnex. I have positively no doubt even greater opportunities will come your way.
We Estill's are go-getters, maintain a positive attitude during good times and bad and
welcome new challenges. I see you've gained a number of friends throughout your years at Synnex. Many more await you in your new endeavours! This will be a new and positive beginning!


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