Workshop Speakers

Chris Mertens

Vice President, Sales
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Samsung Electronics America

As the Vice President of Sales, Chris Mertens is responsible for leading sales across US Distribution, Channel and End User Sales delivering display based solutions for the US markets.    

Mertens has more than 25 years of experience in sales and sales management. Prior to joining Samsung in 2013, Mertens has held a variety of positions, including Vice President for global account for HP’s PC division.  His last role at HP was running HP’s Americas Healthcare segment and was responsible for over $1.4B in sales during his tenure running healthcare.  

His previous positions have included Area Vice President and Regional Vice President roles at Compaq Computer Corporation.  His tenure at Compaq included healthcare, financial services, pharmaceutical, transportation and consulting segments.

Upon the completion of the HP/Compaq merger, Mertens was appointed vice president for the Personal Systems Group for HP. He held this position for more than seven years prior to his role in healthcare.

He is a resident of Patterson, NY and is a graduate of American University in Washington, DC.