Palo Alto, CA—HP announced organizational changes to more closely align its corporate structure with the strategy it announced in March. The changes are designed to increase transparency for these business functions relative to the company’s strategic roadmap, sharpen the executive team’s focus on customer-facing businesses, and position HP for the opportunities it sees in the market.
The company also announced that one of its most successful executives, Ann Livermore, is joining the HP board of directors, and it has appointed executive sponsors for two of its most important growth markets.
Livermore’s election to the HP board reflects the success of her career as one of the IT industry’s most talented and respected executives. During her 29-year career with HP, she has been instrumental in helping countless HP customers grow and transform their businesses. While she will step down from her day-to-day management of the HP Enterprise Business, Livermore will contribute guidance to the organization as a member of the board. Livermore will continue to serve as interim lead for HP Enterprise Services and sponsor certain key accounts until a new services leader is named.
“Ann’s distinguished role as a leader of our largest business, deep relationships with our most important customers, institutional knowledge of the company and its employees, and insights on the technology industry will be tremendous assets to our board of directors,” said Ray Lane, non-executive chairman, HP board of directors. “On behalf of HP’s 320,000-plus employees, I would like to congratulate Ann on her election.”
Additionally, Dave Donatelli, executive vice president, Enterprise Servers, Storage, Networking and Technology Services, and Bill Veghte, executive vice president, Software, now report directly to Léo Apotheker, HP’s CEO and president. Similarly, Jan Zadak, executive vice president, Global Sales, also will report to Apotheker, facilitating efforts to better leverage the full HP portfolio to deliver integrated solutions for customers and partners. hp.com