HPE announces executive shuffling, cloud unit changes

Dive Brief:

  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced a number of organizational realignments in its cloud, sales and storage areas on Monday, including the departure of several executives.
  • Bill Hilf, HPE’s current cloud leader, is among those planning to leave the company to "pursue other opportunities."
  • HPE has been reshuffling executives and reorganizing its business in an attempt to streamline and stay competitive.

Dive Insight:

Last month, HPE announced plans to spin off and merge its IT services division with Computer Sciences Corp. At that time, CEO Meg Whitman said the spin off also provided the company "a unique opportunity for us to reimagine our internal organization."

Now it appears they have determined what those internal changes will entail.

In the cloud area, HPE will move its Helion OpenStack and Helion CloudSystem teams to the newly created Software-Defined & Cloud Group led by Ric Lewis.

"By bringing these assets together, we create a single organization tasked with a common mission," Antonio Neri, executive Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise Group for HPE, said in a company blog.  

HPE is also consolidating its sales team into a single organization, a move that includes the departure of current Managing Director of Americas Sales, Robert Vrij.  

Finally, Manish Goel, head of HPE’s Storage business, also plans to leave the company.

In June, HPE’s CTO and head of Hewlett Packard Labs stepped down, as did HPE's chief customer officer John Hinshaw.

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