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    HP Announces Organizational Changes

    Leo Apotheker is moving forward aligining some positions to report directly to him and eliminating executive from key positions that belong to the before CEO administration. In order to reach his vision together with all the executive staff Leo has been making these changes from a while ago now.

    Full Press Release:

    New structure aligns HP to better capitalize on strategic market opportunities

    Livermore joins board of directors

    Donatelli, Veghte, Zadak to report directly to HP CEO Apotheker

    PALO ALTO, Calif., June 13, 2011

    HP today announced organizational changes that will more closely align its corporate structure with the strategy it announced in March.

    The organizational changes will increase transparency for these business functions relative to the company’s strategic roadmap, sharpening the executive team’s focus on customer-facing businesses, further enabling opportunities for synergies across business units, and positioning HP for the opportunities it sees in the market.

    The company also announced that one of its most successful executives is joining the HP board of directors, and it has appointed executive sponsors for two of its most important growth markets.

    Ann Livermore has been elected to the HP board. Her election 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, Livermore 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 valuable guidance to the organization as a member of the board. To effect a smooth transition, 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 and offer our heart-felt gratitude for her long service and dedication to this company.”

    Customer-facing business units to report to CEO

    Elevating businesses most critical to customers and which play a key role in delivering on the opportunities the company sees as the IT industry evolves, Dave Donatelli, executive vice president, Enterprise Servers, Storage, Networking and Technology Services, and Bill Veghte, executive vice president, Software, will now report directly to Léo Apotheker, HP chief executive officer and president, giving their respective units greater visibility and support throughout the entire HP organization. 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.

    “These businesses play a vital role in our continued growth and success, and as such, Dave, Bill and Jan will report directly to me and help drive the overall direction for HP,” said Apotheker. “In our ongoing effort to accelerate our progress in executing our strategy, we will continue to make the necessary changes that streamline our operations, drive focus and agility, and position us for success.”

    As part of the realignment to improve the company’s focus on customer-facing businesses, HP will streamline its administrative operations. HP will eliminate the chief administration officer role and broaden the role of its chief information officer. As a result, Pete Bocian, executive vice president and chief administrative officer, is leaving HP, effective immediately. The functions that make up that organization will be subsumed within other parts of HP. In addition, Randy Mott, executive vice president and chief information officer, is leaving HP effective immediately. The company will conduct a search for a successor. The company thanks Pete and Randy for their efforts and wishes them the best in their next endeavors.

    Executives to sponsor key markets – China and India

    As communicated in March, one of HP’s key priorities will be to deliver unique and innovative market-specific solutions to customers. Both China and India are critical markets to HP, and the company will increase its dedication to supporting these markets. To achieve this, in addition to their existing global business leadership roles, Todd Bradley, executive vice president, Personal Systems Group, will lead cross-business initiatives focused on expanding HP’s market share in China, and Vyomesh Joshi, executive vice president, Imaging and Printing Group, will lead similar efforts in India.

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    good news for us. This is hp seeing how fast the markets are moving and realizing they are to slow because of administrative bull
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    The press release heaps praise upon Ann Livermore, the Enterprise Division head just appointed to the Board. But the real truth is that she was fired. Moving onto the Board is not a promotion, it's what happens to senior executives who have lost their edge. It's an honorable exit. Yes, she built the HP Enterprise division into a giant. But Leo asks, what have she done for me lately? Growth has fallen off, so Leo booted her. He rewarded three other execs for growth in their divisions, he moved Livermore to the Board (where her compensation will be a tiny fraction of what she made as Exec VP), and he has headhunters looking for Livermore's replacement.

    If it wasn't clear already, it should now be very clear that Leo is completely in charge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BubbaHooska View Post
    The press release heaps praise upon Ann Livermore, the Enterprise Division head just appointed to the Board. But the real truth is that she was fired. Moving onto the Board is not a promotion, it's what happens to senior executives who have lost their edge.
    Ah, she got put on "special projects."


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    Quote Originally Posted by BubbaHooska View Post
    The press release heaps praise upon Ann Livermore, the Enterprise Division head just appointed to the Board. But the real truth is that she was fired. Moving onto the Board is not a promotion, it's what happens to senior executives who have lost their edge. It's an honorable exit. Yes, she built the HP Enterprise division into a giant. But Leo asks, what have she done for me lately? Growth has fallen off, so Leo booted her. He rewarded three other execs for growth in their divisions, he moved Livermore to the Board (where her compensation will be a tiny fraction of what she made as Exec VP), and he has headhunters looking for Livermore's replacement.

    If it wasn't clear already, it should now be very clear that Leo is completely in charge.


    Well, if her change in position is to take effect "in the coming months"........she will likely DIE before she ever losses her job!


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    Quote Originally Posted by BubbaHooska View Post
    The press release heaps praise upon Ann Livermore, the Enterprise Division head just appointed to the Board. But the real truth is that she was fired. Moving onto the Board is not a promotion, it's what happens to senior executives who have lost their edge. It's an honorable exit. Yes, she built the HP Enterprise division into a giant. But Leo asks, what have she done for me lately? Growth has fallen off, so Leo booted her. He rewarded three other execs for growth in their divisions, he moved Livermore to the Board (where her compensation will be a tiny fraction of what she made as Exec VP), and he has headhunters looking for Livermore's replacement.

    If it wasn't clear already, it should now be very clear that Leo is completely in charge.
    How do you know all this? and What do you make of firing the administrative and IT guys?
    If this helped you hit thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BubbaHooska View Post
    The press release heaps praise upon Ann Livermore, the Enterprise Division head just appointed to the Board. But the real truth is that she was fired. Moving onto the Board is not a promotion, it's what happens to senior executives who have lost their edge. It's an honorable exit. Yes, she built the HP Enterprise division into a giant. But Leo asks, what have she done for me lately? Growth has fallen off, so Leo booted her. He rewarded three other execs for growth in their divisions, he moved Livermore to the Board (where her compensation will be a tiny fraction of what she made as Exec VP), and he has headhunters looking for Livermore's replacement.

    If it wasn't clear already, it should now be very clear that Leo is completely in charge.
    Quote Originally Posted by angiest View Post
    Ah, she got put on "special projects."


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    Quote Originally Posted by rlee2001 View Post
    Well, if her change in position is to take effect "in the coming months"........she will likely DIE before she ever losses her job!


    Quote Originally Posted by kkhanmd View Post
    How do you know all this? and What do you make of firing the administrative and IT guys?
    IMHO she was convinient promoted to the board of directors because despite she is not as fast as she shoul be to delivery innovation to the market, field in where she is not specialised, she was kept because stills smart and will work controlling the division she is in charge yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kkhanmd View Post
    How do you know all this? and What do you make of firing the administrative and IT guys?
    My job includes involvement in press releases and disclosures of things like this. As a result, I know that this kind of announcement usually means one of two things. Either the executive told HP that she wanted to retire, or HP told her it was time for her to retire. If an executive announces retirement, there's usually more advance notice, and the press release usually clearly says "retire." This change is part of a group of changes, Livermore's position is changing quickly, and there's no mention of retirement. Therefore, when I read the press release, I immediately suspected a booting. I did a quick search to confirm, finding articles like this Key Reason HP's Apotheker Kicked Livermore.

    This sort of special treatment is typically reserved for a very senior executive who has devoted much or all of his/her career to a company. Livermore has been with HP almost 30 years. It could be embarassing to both her and the company to just toss her, and HP actually feels somewhat indebted to her (even though, last year alone, she made over $2million cash plus about $8million stock benefits). So, the Board bump is a traditional way of providing a graceful exit.
    - Bubba

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