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To: HP and Compaq Employees
From: Peter Blackmore
I am pleased to announce the leadership of the new
Enterprise Systems Group (ESG), one of the four operating
business groups previously announced in the new HP. Once
the merger is complete, ESG will represent a formidable
strategic partner for our customers capable of delivering
powerful, industry-leading products and solutions across
the entire enterprise.
Our combined enterprise market leadership will be
impressive - No. 1 in Windows-based servers, Linux servers,
UNIX servers and fault tolerant systems, No. 1 in
enterprise storage and No. 1 in management software. We
will have the scope, scale and capabilities to challenge
any competitor in the enterprise space.
Global Business Units
ESG will be made up of seven global business units, under
the following leadership:
Industry Standard Servers will be led by Mary McDowell. The
organization will deliver end-to-end, infrastructure and
business solutions designed around industry-defining
technologies, products and services.
Currently, Mary is senior vice president and general
manager of Compaq's Industry Standard Server Group, with
worldwide responsibility for Compaq's leadership in the
ProLiant server, management and attached storage markets.
Under Mary's leadership, the Compaq ProLiant server line
has expanded to address customers' evolving needs for
Internet infrastructure and access, ranging from hyper-
dense thin server blades to the industry's leading 8-Way
servers. Mary has been a part of Compaq's industry standard
server business since its inception in the late 80s. She
has been with Compaq for 16 years.
Business Critical Systems will be led by Scott Stallard.
The organization will provide enterprise customers with
leading, business-critical, high-availability servers to
meet their computing infrastructure needs.
Currently, Scott is vice president and general manager of
HP's Business Systems and Technology Organization (BSTO),
focused on delivering highly manageable, always-on servers.
During his 27-year career with HP, Scott has been
responsible for the company's netserver business, and
headed the Networked Systems Business Unit. Scott led the
development of HP's first single server strategy, and under
his leadership, BSTO made huge quality and productivity
improvements, and consistently reported profits well above
the HP average and above key UNIX server competitors.
Network Storage Solutions will be led by Howard Elias. The
organization will deliver enterprise and open, network
storage systems that provide customers with unparalleled
information access, management and protection where storage
is an enterprise utility.
Currently, Howard is senior vice president and group
general manager of the Business Critical Solutions Group at
Compaq where he is responsible for AlphaServer platforms,
NonStop(tm) Himalaya servers, Alpha microprocessor
technology, and platforms, products and solutions for the
telecommunications industry. Previously, Howard was vice
president and general manager of the Storage Products Group
where Compaq maintained its No. 1 position in total storage
capacity, moved into the No. 2 position in enterprise
storage, and helped create the industry's leading vision
for storage networking. Howard has been in the computer and
electronics industries for over 25 years.
Software will be led by Nora Denzel. The organization will
deliver industry-leading software which enables customers
to harness the power of their IT infrastructures by
providing a solid software development platform and a
leading services management portfolio.
Currently, Nora is vice president and general manager of
HP's Network Storage Solutions Organization. She is
responsible for worldwide development, manufacturing and
marketing of the company's complete multi-billion-dollar
line of storage products including storage networking,
software, disk, tape and optical products. Nora joined HP
in 2000 with more than 17 years of experience in the
computer industry. She had previously been the senior vice
president and a corporate officer of Legato Systems, a
software company, managing all engineering, product
management and technical support. Prior to that, she served
over 13 years in the IBM storage division in various
engineering, marketing and executive positions.
Enterprise Marketing and Solutions will be led by Janice
Chaffin. The organization will drive our enterprise
marketing strategy with the goal of making the HP brand top
of mind for corporate and enterprise customers; and expand
the market for HP's products and services by increasing
customer value through differentiated solutions and strong
Currently, Janice is vice president and general manager for
the HP Solutions Organization, which provides business and
IT infrastructure solutions to enterprise customers and
service providers. Prior to that, Janice was vice president
and general manager of the Business Critical Computing
Business Unit where she led the highly successful HP9000
systems business and refocused the technical server
business, significantly growing HP's share of the high-end
UNIX market. During her 21-year HP career, she has also
held management positions in marketing, product planning,
program management, and channel partners management.
Industry Verticals and Corporate Accounts will be led by
Rob Walker. The organization will ensure end-to-end
alignment from solution creation to sales and delivery for
key vertical industries including telecom, financial
services and manufacturing. Corporate Accounts will manage
relationships with our largest customers worldwide.
Currently, Rob is senior vice president of Sales Operations
for Compaq, with responsibility for all operational and
financial aspects of worldwide sales. Previously, he was
CEO for Compaq EMEA, where he led the company's operations
in Europe, Middle East and Africa, representing
approximately 40 percent of Compaq's worldwide revenue.
Prior to joining Compaq, Rob spent 14 years with Xerox as
managing director in the UK, and held various management
positions in business development, management systems and
quality, product development, and sales and marketing
operations. During his 13 years with Burroughs Corp., now
UNISYS, Rob held key sales positions.
Financial Services will be led by Irv Rothman. The
organization will deliver innovative technology-financing
solutions to our small, medium, enterprise and corporate
customers, as well as consumers.
Currently, Irv is president and CEO of Compaq Financial
Services Corporation (CFS). Irv has led CFS since its
founding in 1997, growing the business to more than $3.7
billion in total assets, and more than 50,000 clients in 43
countries. A 28-year leasing-industry veteran, Irv has held
various leadership positions with U.S. Leasing
International, Inc., and Thomson McKinnon Securities, Inc.
before joining AT&T in 1985. As a group president of AT&T
Capital Corp., he helped build a global equipment financing
organization that ultimately grew to be the second largest
leasing company in the country.
The collective strength and expertise of our global
enterprise sales force will make us an even more
competitive solutions company with a unique value
proposition for our customers. The regions and respective
leadership will maximize revenue and profitability of ESG
products and solutions, and drive penetration of our
Services, Personal Systems and Printing and Imaging
business in our top corporate and enterprise accounts.
Each of these leaders is appointed overall region general
manager with additional responsibility for ESG in the
Americas will be led by Jim Milton, who will have
responsibility for our operations in the countries and
regions of North America and South America. Jim is
currently senior vice president and general manager for
Compaq's North America region, where he is responsible for
all sales and marketing, distribution and services in the
U.S. and Canada. Jim has 20 years of experience in the
industry, having held enterprise sales management positions
with Digital, and systems engineering positions with IBM.
Asia Pacific will be led by Paul Chan, who will have
responsibility for our operations in Asia Pacific,
including Greater China. In 1995, Paul was named to his
current position as vice president and managing director of
Compaq's Asia Pacific region. Prior to joining Compaq, Paul
spent 17 years with HP, where he held a number of senior
EMEA will be led by Kasper Rorsted, who will have
responsibility for our operations in the some 95 countries
in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Prior to his current
role as vice president and general manager of Compaq EMEA,
Kasper headed the region's enterprise business group,
commercial PCs, and marketing and eCommerce groups. Before
joining Compaq in 1995, he held sales and marketing
management positions with Oracle Europe and Digital.
Japan will be led by Hajime Takayanagi. Taka-san, who is
currently president of Compaq Japan, has more than 37 years
in the IT industry in that country. Prior to joining
Compaq, he was president of Tandem Japan for 13 years, and
before that held various management positions during his 20
years with IBM Japan. Masao Terazawa will be Chairman.
Currently president of HP Japan, Terazawa-san has been with
HP for 38 years, holding a number of management positions
including general manager of the Computer Systems
Organization in Japan and Asia Pacific.
The key support functions and leadership for the Enterprise
Systems Group will be:
Enterprise Systems Operations will be led by Bernard de
Valence, who will play a strategic role in managing all
operations for ESG including manufacturing, supply chain,
logistics, remarketing, order management and information
technology. Currently, Bernard is vice president and
general manager of HP EMEA, where he is responsible for the
product operations and all sales and marketing for
enterprise and commercial customers there. During his 24-
year HP career, he has held senior management positions in
international finance and administration, region general
management, as well as managing HP's worldwide Y2K efforts
in R&D, marketing, support and services, and internal
Finance will be led by Ken Wach, who will manage ESG
finance operations worldwide. Ken is currently worldwide
chief financial officer for HP's Business Customer
organization. He has held a number of financial analyst
roles in various HP organizations during his 17-year career
there, including the Test and Measurement organization (now
Agilent) and the Computer Systems business.
Human Resources will be led by Greg Anderson, who will
direct all HR and related functions worldwide. Currently,
Greg is vice president of Human Resources for Compaq's
Worldwide Sales and Services. Since joining Compaq in 1997,
Greg has served as vice president of HR for the North
America sales region and director of HR for headquarter
functions. He has more than 22 years in the HR field.
Please join me in congratulating the leadership of the
Enterprise Systems Group. There is a wealth of strong
talent and expertise throughout our two organizations, and
I am confident that we are building the strongest team in
the industry. I encourage you to visit the Merger
Communications site on Inline and hpNOW where you'll find
more information on the leadership of ESG and other
organizations announced today.