Reuters: Two senior H-P execs sidelined by Whitman set to leave

Sources tell Reuters Dave Donatelli and Todd Bradley, once the heads of H-P's (HPQ) enterprise hardware and PC/printing ops, are set to leave the IT giant after being reassigned in 2013. The execs are said to have "accepted a deal of new stock options in exchange for a quiet exit."

Last June, Meg Whitman tasked Bradley with leading the company's Chine ops and channel partner expansion efforts. Two months later, Donatelli was reassigned to the role of "identifying early-stage companies with new technologies;" many have assumed his departure was only a matter of time.

Donatelli reportedly wanted a spinoff of his unit, and both execs are said to have "disagreed with aspects of Whitman's vision."

Judging by the Y/Y sales growth improvements H-P's PC, printer, and enterprise hardware ops delivered in the company's Oct. quarter, the reassignments seem to be working out for now.

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  • Deja Vu
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    Aaah, yes, the Marissa Mayer script...unending line of sacrificial fall earnings are not going to look good...
    5 Feb 2014, 09:23 AM Reply Like
  • SiliconValley refugee
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    yes, of course... That is exactly what Carly and Mark Hurd did when things didn't look too good. Ingenious strategy...
    5 Feb 2014, 02:22 PM Reply Like
  • Web One
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    HP's demise started with the Compaq acquisition. There are just too many overlapping products ...
    6 Feb 2014, 04:12 AM Reply Like
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