HP Executive Team
Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Whitman has served as HP's president and chief executive officer since September 2011. She has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of HP since January 2011. From March 2011 to September 2011, Ms. Whitman served as a part-time strategic advisor to Kleiner, Perkins, Caulfield & Byers, a private equity firm. Previously, Ms. Whitman served as President and Chief Executive Officer of eBay Inc., from 1998 to March 2008. Prior to joining eBay, Ms. Whitman held executive-level positions at Hasbro Inc., a toy company, FTD, Inc., a floral products company, The Stride Rite Corporation, a footwear company, The Walt Disney Company, an entertainment company, and Bain & Company, a consulting company. Ms. Whitman also serves as a director of The Procter & Gamble Company and Zipcar, Inc.
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Executive Vice President, Strategic Growth InitiativesRead more
Todd Bradley is Executive Vice President, Strategic Growth Initiatives. Bradley is responsible for enhancing HP’s business in China and extending the company’s critical channel partner relationships around the world. Bradley will be responsible for cultivating partnership opportunities with early-stage companies that can contribute to HP’s long-term growth.
Previously, Bradley was the Executive Vice President for Printing and Personal Systems. Under Bradley’s leadership, HP has firmly established itself as the No. 1 PC vendor in the world. During his eight-year tenure at HP, the business has added more than $10 billion in revenues and increased profitability threefold. Bradley received the prestigious Friendship Award from China in 2009, the highest accolade presented to foreigners who have made outstanding contributions to China's development.
During his 30 plus year management career, Bradley has held senior roles at GE Capital, Dun & Bradstreet, Gateway and FedEx. Prior to joining HP, Bradley was the chief executive officer of Palm.
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Executive Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise GroupRead more
David (Dave) Donatelli is executive vice president and general manager of HP’s Enterprise Group. In this role, he is responsible for the development and delivery of server, storage, networking and technology services solutions that support HP’s Converged Infrastructure strategy. In addition, he oversees the direction and management of the Global Sales organization across HP.
The Converged Infrastructure portfolio delivers advanced solutions for traditional data centers and applications, the Cloud as well as new data center models such as the HP EcoPod, enabling customers to increase agility, lower the cost of operations and drive innovation into their businesses.
Prior to joining HP, Donatelli spent 22 years at EMC Corporation, where he held a variety of management, operations, sales and marketing positions. In his most recent role, he served as president of the EMC Storage Division, where he oversaw the development of EMC’s storage platforms as well as the company’s Information Management Software and Infrastructure Software product offerings, Global Supply Chain and Worldwide Manufacturing.
Donatelli is a graduate of Boston College and received an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
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Executive Vice President and Chief Communications OfficerRead more
Henry Gomez is executive vice president and chief communications officer at HP, responsible for media and industry analyst relations, executive communications, employee communications, government affairs, global social innovation and environmental sustainability.
Gomez has more than 26 years of experience in communications and broad-based business management. Prior to joining HP in 2011, Gomez ran HSG Communications, a consulting business that he founded. Before that, he served on the leadership team of Meg Whitman’s gubernatorial campaign in 2009 and 2010.
For most of the previous decade, Gomez worked at eBay in a variety of roles including senior vice president for Corporate Communications and president of Skype. He played a pivotal role in building eBay’s brand during the critical years following the company’s initial public offering.
Prior to joining eBay, Gomez was vice president of Corporate Affairs at HBO, where he oversaw the network’s corporate public relations, affiliate marketing communications, regional press initiatives and special events.
Previously, he was staff director of Media Relations at NYNEX (now Verizon), where he was responsible for all news media relations involving human resources, labor relations and environmental issues facing the company.
He started his communications career at Hill and Knowlton and has worked on a wide array of public relations and marketing communications challenges in numerous industries.
Gomez serves on the board of directors of BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston College.
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Executive Vice President, Technology and OperationsRead more
John Hinshaw is executive vice president of Technology & Operations at Hewlett Packard. He oversees company operations including global information technology, global sales operations, global procurement, global business shared services, global real estate, and global security. John is a member of the company's Executive Council and serves on the Ethics and Compliance Committee.
Prior to Hewlett Packard, John spent 4 ½ years at The Boeing Company, most recently leading the Information Solutions business unit. He was also Boeing's Chief Information Officer and led their companywide corporate initiative on Information Management and Information Security. While at Boeing, in 2009, John was named CIO of the Year by the Executives' Club of Chicago and the Association of Information Technology Professionals. He was also named to Crain's 40 under 40 list in 2008.
Prior to Boeing, John spent 14 years at Verizon where he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Verizon Wireless. He also held a number of key positions focused on enabling business growth, reducing costs and improving business productivity. In 2007 John's Verizon Wireless organization was ranked in the top 15 of Computerworld's Best Places to work in IT. Earlier in his career, John also served as a consultant with Accenture.
John is a member of the board of directors at the National Academy Foundation, an organization dedicated to preparing young people for college and career success and fostering partnerships between the business and education communities to provide opportunities to underserved students. He has also served on numerous technology company advisory boards and non- profit organization's boards. His philanthropic focus has been on improving secondary and higher education and improving cancer research.
John holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in computer information systems from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va. He and his family reside in Woodside, California.
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Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing OfficerRead more
Marty Homlish is executive vice president and chief marketing officer of HP, responsible for leading marketing, advertising and brand across the company. He also is a member of HP’s Executive Council.
Homlish has more than 25 years of brand management, technology and consumer marketing experience on a global scale. Most recently, he was global chief marketing officer and corporate officer at SAP AG, as well as president and chief executive officer of SAP Global Marketing Inc. During his 11 years at SAP, Homlish aligned the company’s marketing, field and product organizations with a best-in-class customer experience, resulting in a doubling of SAP's brand value.
Prior to joining SAP, Homlish spent 15 years at Sony Corporation. As president of Sony’s Media Solutions Company and head of the Sony Electronic Corporate Marketing Services, he unified corporate brand strategy across Sony Corporation of America, Sony Pictures, Sony Music and PlayStation. He also served as president of Sony Consumer Audio Group and president of Sony Computer Entertainment America, where he was responsible for the highly successful U.S. launch of Sony PlayStation. Additionally, Homlish was a board member of the influential Recording Industry Association of America.
Homlish sits on the boards of the Ad Council, the Columbia Center for Global Branding, the Music Conservatory of Westchester and the New York Stock Exchange Marketing Advisory Board. He also is a guest lecturer at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business.
Homlish earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from Goddard College.
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Executive Vice President, HP SoftwareRead more
George Kadifa serves as executive vice president of HP Software and member of HP’s Executive Council. He leads HP’s multi-billion dollar Software portfolio, spanning innovative product lines including IT Management, Enterprise Security, Autonomy, and Vertica. As the sixth largest software business in the world, and the #1 or #2 provider in today’s key markets, HP Software leads cutting edge trends from Cloud and Big Data to mobile and security.
Kadifa previously served as Operating Partner at Silver Lake, a global technology investment firm with more than $14 billion of assets under management. He was responsible for driving growth and operational improvement in a wide range of enterprises within the 24-company portfolio of the firm’s large-cap investment fund.
Kadifa has significant expertise in building and managing technology businesses. He has held various leadership positions at technology and management consulting companies such as IBM, Corio Corporation (founder), Oracle, Booz-Allen & Hamilton and Xerox.
Kadifa holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the American University in Beirut, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology, and an M.B.A., with Honors, from the University of Chicago. He is based in Palo Alto, California.Read less
Executive Vice President, Human ResourcesRead more
Tracy Keogh has worldwide responsibility for HP's strategic human resources activities, including workforce development and organization effectiveness, benefits and compensation, staffing, global inclusion and diversity, and HR processes and information management.
Prior to joining HP in 2011, Keogh was the Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Hewitt Associates, the world’s largest provider of human resources consulting services. Her accomplishments included creating an award-winning virtual learning and development network, implementing a disciplined global succession planning process, and designing a comprehensive and successful employee engagement program.
Previously, Keogh held the top HR job at Bloomberg LP, the financial data, news, and analytics provider. Prior to joining Bloomberg, Keogh was Vice President of Human Resources for Analog Devices, where she introduced a series of new HR programs ranging from a total compensation strategy and global succession planning process to a new employee listening program.
In addition to her human resources background, Keogh has a wide range of leadership experience in operations, sales, marketing, and consulting for a number of organizations.
Keogh holds a Master's degree in Business Administration from the Harvard School of Business and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Smith College. She also attended the University of Geneva in Switzerland. Keogh serves on the boards of the Anita Borg Institute and the Cornell Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies (CAHRS).
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Executive Vice President and Chief Financial OfficerRead more
Catherine A. (Cathie) Lesjak has served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of HP since January 1, 2007. Lesjak served as interim chief executive officer of HP from August 2010 through October 2010.
As a 24-year veteran of the company, Lesjak has held a broad range of financial leadership roles across HP. Before being named CFO, Lesjak served as senior vice president and treasurer, responsible for managing the company’s worldwide cash, debt, foreign exchange, capital structure, risk management and benefits plan administration. Earlier in her career at HP, she managed financial operations for Enterprise Marketing and Solutions and the Software Global Business Unit. Before that, she was group controller for HP's Software Solutions Organization and managed HP's global channel credit risk as controller and credit manager for the Commercial Customer Organization.
Lesjak has a bachelor's degree in biology from Stanford University and a master of business degree in finance from the University of California, Berkeley.
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Executive Vice President, Enterprise ServicesRead more
Mike Nefkens is head of HP Enterprise Services, responsible for driving profitable growth for HP Services globally.
Nefkens has most recently served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of HP Enterprise Services in the EMEA region. In that role he has been responsible for all of HP’s client outsourcing business in the region, covering growth and current contracts, a business with more than 2,000 clients and 33,000 employee across HP’s application, business process, and infrastructure services business.
Nefkens took up his EMEA role in November 2009, with a remit to drive a turnaround in EMEA, focusing on enhancing both client and employee satisfaction.
Nefkens has spent most of his professional career managing and restructuring global businesses and is recognized for his turnaround expertise, experience and success.
Before his EMEA role, Nefkens led successful turnarounds in three of HP’s largest businesses: General Motors (2007-2009); ABN AMRO (2005-2006); and Delphi (2003-2004). These turnarounds resulted in IT transformation driving value for the clients and, for HP, customer references and profitable growth, including contract renewals totaling in excess of $6 billion. Nefkens was recognized by all three companies’ CIOs as a “trusted advisor” and was awarded EDS’ “client executive of the year” in 2005.
He joined EDS in 2001 to lead the Industrial Manufacturing team in developing world-class, industry-specific solutions. In that role he was responsible for numerous outsourcing wins in Europe, the U.S. and Latin America.
Before joining EDS, he spent ten years with Holland Chemical International NV, a downstream industrial distribution company, where he held a range of executive positions including regional president and general manager in Mexico, Nicaragua, Venezuela and the Western U.S.
Nefkens holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and also holds a degree in finance from Texas Christian University. He speaks fluent English, Spanish and Dutch and lives in California with his wife and two sons.
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John F. Schultz
Executive Vice President and General CounselRead more
John Schultz was named Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Hewlett-Packard Company in April 2012.
Prior to his role as General Counsel, John was the Deputy General Counsel for Litigation Investigations and Global Functions where he managed all major litigation filed against HP globally, including all intellectual property, government investigations, and commercial and employment disputes.
Before joining HP in September 2008, Schultz was a partner in the litigation practice of Morgan Lewis focusing on complex litigation, primarily defending consumer class-action, fiduciary liability, and technology-related commercial litigation. He was previously at Drinker Biddle & Reath for 14 years, where he also specialized in commercial and product liability litigation.
Schultz holds a J.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and his undergraduate degree from Albright College.Read less
Chief Operating OfficerRead more
Bill Veghte is HP’s chief operating officer and a member of the Executive Council. As the chief operating officer, Veghte will help further accelerate the execution of the company’s strategy by working across HP to drive innovation and customer satisfaction. Veghte will work closely with HP’s executive council to support key projects affecting the company’s operational success.
Previously, Veghte served as HP’s chief strategy officer and executive vice president of HP Software. As executive vice president of HP Software, Veghte led the multi-billion dollar software business unit that provides software and solutions to help IT organizations perform better. In this role, Veghte is responsible for the HP IT Performance Suite, a comprehensive software suite that helps thousands of customers modernize their applications and web services, secure their digital enterprise, and operate their infrastructure at lower cost and greater agility.
Veghte, who is known for his passion for technology and customers, joined HP in 2010. In the most recent fiscal year, he grew HP’s software business by 18 percent. Prior to HP, he spent two decades at Microsoft in a variety of senior leadership positions from engineering to sales. Most recently, he managed the company’s $15 billion global Windows® business, and was instrumental in the delivery and launch of Windows 7.
Based in Palo Alto, Calif., Veghte serves on several boards including nPower, which is dedicated to helping nonprofits use technology to serve their communities.
Veghte holds a Bachelor of Arts in East Asian studies from Harvard University.
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CTO and Director of HP LabsRead more
Martin Fink is CTO and Director of HP Labs. As the company’s exploratory and advanced research group, HP Labs is responsible for anticipating IT trends to address the complex issues that will face our customers and society over the next decades.
Fink’s research team spans a wide range of technical disciplines and touches all aspects of HP's businesses. Working closely with HP’s strategy teams and the business group research and development teams, HP Labs is focused on commercializing the company’s intellectual property to drive and accelerate the innovation agenda for the company.
Over his 27-year career at HP, Fink worked in a wide range of roles from customer support to consulting to leading the company’s Linux efforts. Most recently, Fink was senior vice president and general manager of HP’s Business Critical Systems and Converged Application Systems.
Prior to that, as head of the NonStop Enterprise Division, Fink was responsible for the development, delivery, and marketing of the HP Integrity NonStop family of servers, database, and middleware software and solutions. He oversaw the Atalla Security Products line of network security processors for banking, Internet, and enterprise applications. Finally, he led the overall open source and Linux strategy across HP, helping the company gain external market leadership in Linux.
Fink joined HP in 1985 and spent his first 10 years in field operations in Canada, holding a variety of positions in hardware and software support, consulting, and telecom sales. In 1995, he moved to HP’s Ft. Collins, Colorado site where he held a number of research and development leadership positions.
Fink has an MBA from Colorado State University, graduating Beta Gamma Sigma, and is listed as co-inventor on two patents related to online e-commerce. He is also the author of The Business and Economics of Linux and Open Source, published by Prentice Hall. He graduated in electronics engineering from Loyalist College in Ontario, Canada.
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Executive Vice President of HP’s Printing and Personal SystemsRead more
Dion Weisler is Executive Vice President of HP’s Printing and Personal Systems organization, a $60 billion annual revenue business that includes personal computers, mobility devices, technical workstations, printers, graphics solutions, managed-print services and internet services.
Weisler most recently served as Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Printing and Personal Systems, Asia Pacific and Japan. In that role, he was responsible for all aspects of the PPS business in the region.
Prior to joining HP, he was the vice president and chief operating officer of Lenovo's Product and Mobile Internet Digital Home Groups. In addition to this, Dion led the Global Transaction Model globally. Prior to this, Weisler was the General Manager of Korea, ASEAN and ANZ where he was responsible for Lenovo's complete business in these markets.
With more than 23 years of experience in the IT industry, Dion has held numerous key executive positions across multiple geographies in the IT and telecommunications sectors. Before joining Lenovo, as a General Manager at Telstra Corporation, Australia's leading telecommunications company, he was responsible for Telstra's Conferencing and Collaboration products and services division. He also had a successful 11-year career at Acer, where he was the Managing Director of Acer UK having previously established and operated Acer's business in Central and Eastern Europe as Managing Director of the region.
Dion holds a Bachelor of Applied Science - Computing degree from Monash University, Australia.
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