Carly Fiorina resigns as boss of Hewlett-Packard

Carly Fiorina, the chairman and chief executive of Hewlett-Packard, has resigned the BBC is reporting. Ms. Fiorina said she was leaving after a dispute with the company’s board over future strategy.

“While I regret the board and I have differences about how to execute Hewlett-Packard’s strategy, I respect their decision,” Ms. Fiorina said.

Chief financial officer Robert Wayman has replaced Ms. Fiorina temporarily.

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27 Comments

  1. HP’s board is not smart. This will surley be the beginning of the end for anything that is noteworthy out of HP for quite some time.

    Fiorina did a good job there. She had vision. Dump your stock if you have any…

  2. Actually, she was trying to remake the beast that H-P had become and had problems with a board that has had a rep for being contrary from the beginning. With a more insigtful board, she might well have acomplished much more. She had the guts to move H-P away from the hegemony of Micro$oftopoly and into the LINUX market, cut the iPod deal with Apple and other moves. She would be a good person to have on the Apple Board.

  3. MacMan:

    What vision? Pay a bloated price for a failing competitor (Compaq)? …repackage another competitor’s products with no added value? …alienate Walter Hewlett at every turn?

    She mismanaged every aspect of the company’s future and did nothing to gain market share or intellectual share. She was an utter failure. In fact, the only thing she was good for was getting magazine covers because she was supposedly controversial.

    As to suggestions that she joins Apple’s board? NO THANKS!

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