It’s just been announced that long time Hewlett Packard veteran Antonio Neri will be the next CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Replacing Silicon Valley superstar and former Ebay executive Meg Whitman.
A look at Meg Whitman’s role as CEO of HP
Meg Whitman joined Hewlett Packard in January 2011 with the goal of turning around the $100 billion tech behemoth. Laying out a 5 year plan to turn Hewlett Packard Enterprise into a competitive and lean organization that helps customers on their journey to the cloud.
After delving into the levels of bureaucracy at HP, it was decided that HP would split into two separate companies: HP Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. HP Inc focusing on personal computing and printing, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise focusing on Hybrid IT and innovation at the network edge.
A number of recent acquisitions position Hewlett Packard Enterprise to dominate the Hybrid IT market as part of Whitman’s 5 year plan. Including the addition of Aruba wireless, Simplivity, Nimble Storage, SGI, and Cloud Cruiser.
What’s next for Meg Whitman?
Meg Whitman joined the board at HP just before being named CEO and will remain on the board of Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
“I’m incredibly proud of all we’ve accomplished since I joined HP in 2011,” Whitman said in a prepared statement according to CRN.com. “Today, Hewlett Packard moves forward as four industry-leading companies that are each well positioned to win in their respective markets. Now is the right time for Antonio and a new generation of leaders to take the reins of HPE. I have tremendous confidence that they will continue to build a great company that will thrive well into the future.”
A look at Antonio Neri’s career with HP
- EMEA Customer Service Engineer – 1995-1997
- WW Director Imaging and Printing Services – 1997-2004
- Vice President – HP Personal Systems Group Customer Services – 2004-2011
- Senior Vice President and General Manager – HP Technology Services Business Unit – 2011-2013
- Senior Vice President and General Manager – HP Servers & Networking Business Units – 2014-2015
- Executive Vice President – 2015-2017
- President – 6-months
- CEO – Announced Today
Needless to say… Customers, partners, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise employees are all in good hands with Antonio.