Menu
HP enterprise chief, Bill Veghte, to depart before company split

HP enterprise chief, Bill Veghte, to depart before company split

He's executive VP of the HP Enterprise Group, a $US28 billion division that sells the company's servers, network and storage gear

Bill Veghte, executive vice president and general manager of HP's Enterprise Group

Bill Veghte, executive vice president and general manager of HP's Enterprise Group

The head of Hewlett-Packard's enterprise division will leave the company ahead of HP's planned split later this year.

Bill Veghte, a former Microsoft executive who joined HP five years ago, will leave the company later this summer to "pursue a new opportunity," HP said in a statement on Tuesday. It's not clear what he'll do next and Veghte couldn't be reached for comment.

Veghte is executive vice president of the HP Enterprise Group, a $US28 billion division that sells the company's servers, network and storage gear. He's been leading the effort to separate the group into a new company.

HP is due to split itself in two effective Nov. 1, a radical plan aimed at returning it to growth. HP Enterprise will sell data center products and enterprise services, while HP Inc. will sell PCs and printers.

At its Discover conference earlier this month, an HP executive said the company will effectively begin operating as two companies on Aug. 1, so it can work out any bumps before the legal separation three months later. That means much of the heavy lifting should be completed by the time Veghte departs.

Still, he's a significant loss for HP, having also been COO, chief strategy officer, and head of software during his five years there. His job will be taken over by Antonio Neri, who's been running the enterprise group while Veghte focused on the breakup.

Veghte is the second top executive to leave HP since the split was announced. David Donatelli, a former head of HP's enterprise business, took a job at Oracle earlier this month, reporting to his old boss, former HP CEO Mark Hurd.

James Niccolai covers data centers and general technology news for IDG News Service. Follow James on Twitter at @jniccolai. James's e-mail address is james_niccolai@idg.com

Follow Us

Join the New Zealand Reseller News newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags business issuespersonnelrestructuringHewlett-Packard

Slideshows

Top 50 defining moments of the New Zealand channel in 2016

Top 50 defining moments of the New Zealand channel in 2016

Reseller News looks back on a tumultuous 12 months for the New Zealand channel, assessing the fallout from a year of sizeable industry change. Whether it be local or global mergers and acquisitions, distribution deals or job changes, the channel that started the year differs somewhat to the one set to finish it - Reseller News assesses the key moments that made 2016.​

Top 50 defining moments of the New Zealand channel in 2016
​Hewlett Packard Enterprise honours high achieving NZ channel

​Hewlett Packard Enterprise honours high achieving NZ channel

Hewlett Packard Enterprise honoured its top performing Kiwi partners at the second running of its HPE Partner Awards in New Zealand, held at a glitzy ceremony in Auckland. Recognising excellence across eight categories - from distributors to resellers - the tech giant celebrated its first year as a standalone company, following its official split from HP in 2015.

​Hewlett Packard Enterprise honours high achieving NZ channel
Nutanix treats channel partners to Christmas cruise

Nutanix treats channel partners to Christmas cruise

Nutanix recently took to the seas for a Christmas Cruise around Sydney Harbour with its Australia and New Zealand staff, customers and partners to celebrate a stellar year for the vendor. With the sun out, they were all smiles and mingled over drinks and food.

Nutanix treats channel partners to Christmas cruise
Show Comments