HP’s head of Enterprise Business Sales and Marketing departs

HP’s press release follows, verbatim:

HP today announced that Thomas E. Hogan, executive vice president, Enterprise Business Sales and Marketing, has decided to leave the company.

Under Hogan’s leadership, HP has embarked on a multiyear sales and marketing transformation that has accelerated sales hiring, built a world-class sales university and launched the Instant-On Enterprise strategy for business and governments. With the achievement of these milestones, Hogan felt the time was right for him to pursue other interests. He will remain at HP until May 31 to ensure a smooth transition.

HP also announced that Jan Zadak, managing director for HP Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), will assume the role of executive vice president, Enterprise Business Sales and Marketing, effective May 1.

“Shaping a world-class leadership team is one of my most important objectives, so I am particularly pleased that a global executive of Jan’s experience and ability will take over this critically important role,” said Léo Apotheker, HP president and chief executive officer. “I also want to recognize the many contributions that Tom has made to HP during his tenure with the company.”

Throughout his career, Zadak has been a leader in the development and implementation of HP’s solution selling capability. He joined Compaq Computer in 1997 and held several senior management roles in EMEA’s fast growth markets, including Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

“Jan brings to this role strong leadership skills, solid business acumen and a passion for client success,” said Ann Livermore, executive vice president, HP Enterprise Business. “We thank Tom for his pioneering work in the sales and marketing transformation.”

Hogan has left a strong legacy at HP beyond his contribution to marketing and sales. He joined HP in 2006 and drove a significant extension of the company’s software portfolio, tripling revenues and expanding operating results.

“HP is the clear global leader in technology and innovation,” said Hogan. “It has been my privilege to be a part of this organization the past five years. I will miss the great people at HP and have every confidence Léo, Ann and Jan have the right vision and strategy to lead HP to new heights.”

“I am excited about the opportunity HP has to extend our market leadership by helping clients solve their toughest challenges,” said Zadak. “I remain committed to building the premier sales and marketing organization in the industry.”

Source: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.


    1. There’s this little thing called webOS. And the upcoming TouchPad. Perhaps you’ve heard of them? Competition for iOS and the iPad, which you may also have heard of. 😉

    2. @BJ-it’s about helping the apple fan bois visualize the “skate to where the puck will be” strategy. if you have time, read this:


      apple does not need enterprise penetration to sustain its current consumer successes. this enterprise strategy is to close the back door, so the consumer strategy has NO CHANCE TO BE DONE IN BY THE ENTERPRISE CIO’s like in the 1990’s. part of the “skating to where the puck is going to be strategy” means understanding where the puck has been and what its tendencies are.

      SJ has made enterprise and television penetration/market share a sideline activity to date. that does not mean it will always have to be that way. us fan bois will have to depend on SJ to tell us when its OK for it not to be a sideline.

      1. apple has penetrated the enterprise allready, jusk ask rim. Its been game over for a little while, now its just a matter of time before msft either closes doors or somehow integrates itself to the apple ecosystem with their useless but still used alot software.

  1. So how is this Apple news?

    Or is it that HP was 4 1/2 years into a 5 year marketing plan, and that Mr. Hogan is bailing before the failure is realized and he is scapegoated?

  2. “helping clients solve their toughest challenges” caused by not using OS X and iOS products and devices.

    The guy has an easy job. Just tell your clients that they should have bought a Mac and almost all the “challenges” would never have happened!

    They do make nice printers. It is nice to have something to fall back on.

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