Xerxes Cooper is the President of Kyndryl Strategic Markets, a role in which he oversees coverage of 49 countries across Europe, Asia, Middle East, and Latin America. As part of a career that spans nearly two decades, Cooper manages relationships with some of the greatest brands in the world, helping them run their most mission-critical operations.
Previously, Cooper served as the President of Kyndryl Canada, the leading technology services provider in Canada, supporting a market-leading base of technically advanced and highly regulated customers with mission-critical systems. In that role, he led teams focused on accelerating digital strategies for customers by leveraging their highly skilled workforce, a diverse ecosystem of partners, and innovative solutions including cloud, analytics, automation, and security.
Prior to joining Kyndryl, Cooper led IBM Global Technology Services in Canada, and also served as the Chief Financial Officer for IBM Canada, in addition to other senior leadership roles.
A seasoned leader, Xerxes operates with transparency and integrity at all organizational levels, building engagement, belief, and trust. He has received external recognition for his leadership and focus on inclusion including a Diversity Champion award in 2020 and the Best Executive - Technology award from the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business in 2021.
Xerxes is a member of the Board of Directors for TECHNATION and most recently joined Junior Achievement Central Ontario’s Board of Governors. Xerxes is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Markham Stouffville Hospital Network, and a is registered CPA.